As such an associate his name appears in the first charter of the colony, which passed the seals, March 4, 1628-9, and is therein named to be the first and present governor of the Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England.
His dutding ships.
The last year one was upon the stocks of a hundred tons.
Ship-building here may have commenced as early as 1629, when a bark was built.
It is more probable, however, that bark was built at Salem, under Endicott's directions or his predecessors, at Cape Ann.
It was not till 1629 that Cradock sent six shipwrights, as mentioned in the letter of April 17, 1629, to Endicott.
That the prominent men of the Bay Company appreciated Cradock's support of the enterprise cannot be showght lyne 5 Myles up the said Charles, etc. This grant covered all the lands of Mystic Side and was held valid by Oldham in 1629.
Cradock suggested his claim might be prevented by causing some to take possession of the chiefe pt thereof.