James Minge (b.1625, Wales ) brought his nephew, Thomas
Sands as his secretary to the colonies.
was Clerk of Assembly during Charles 2nd Reign (1660-1674) He
married in Wales about 1634?
The record below
tells that James Minge was clerk when this was ordered by the
king.. Could that be on records over there in the UK to connect him to this
This is written as a
command of the King..
A record of Oct 13,
1674 By his Majestys command Arlington Charles R. James Minges,
Clerk of Assembly
Trusty and well
beloved we greet you well. Whereas we have thought fit by our commission
bearing date the 28 of this instant February out of the confidence we repose
in Loyalty Experience Courage and prudent conduct of our trusty and well
beloved Sir Henry Chicheley Knight to constitute and appoint him Deputy
Governor of that our Colony of Virginia in the want absence and disability of
the Governor thereof with full power to discharge the said trust as in and by
the said commission relation being thereunto had may more at large appear we
have thought fit hereby to signify the same unto you to the end you may
receive him as such and in all things give him the respect due to his said
place and character. And whereas we do assure ourselves he will be a person
very acceptable to you and by his constant care and Vigilance for the Welfare
Safety and preservation of that our said Colony deserve a just encouragement
therein form you .We do likewise recommend it to you in the most effectual
Manner to make him such an allowance and provision as may enable him to
support his said character with all fitting regard to the dignity thereof and
particular application to the promoting and principally respected herein. We
shall be very ready to contribute to in all occasions wherein you have need of
our Royal protection and Sistine and so we bid you farewell. Given at our
Court at Whitehall this 28th day of February in the Six and
twentieth year of our Reign A.D. 1673-4
( these orders seem so important that they should help us connect James
Minge because his name appears as clerk on the documents)
Cl Assm. October 13, 1674 By his majestys Command Arlington Charles R.
Charles by the Grace
of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c to
our Trusty and well beloved Sir Henry Chicheley Knight Greeting. We reposing
especial Trust and Confidence in your Courage Loyalty and prudent conduct do
by these presents constitute and appoint you to be Lieut General of all the
forces raised or to be raised for our service in our colony of Virginia in
America Under our Trusty and Well beloved Sir William Berkley Knight our
Governor there you are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the
duty of lieutenant General by doing all things thereunto belonging and we do
hereby command them to obey you as their Lieutenant General and you are to
follow such orders and direction from time to time as you shall receive from
us or our Governor there according to the Rules and discipline of War in
pursuance of the trust we repose in you. Given our Court at Whitehall the 20th
day of November 1673 in the twenty Sixth Year of our reign.
It would seem that a
person described as above, would be easy to trace in England??
I would be so
grateful if we could find him in the UK and then link him to his father etc.