s Lane, near London Stone.
Stowe states, in 1598, This lane is replenished on both the sides with fair built houses.
In 1624, Matthew Cradock appears as one of the signers of a supplication of a generalty of the adventurers trading to the East Indies.
(E. I. papers, E. I. papers, p. 491,)
In 1628, he is named as one of the eight chief new adventurers to Persia and East Indies, and holding £ 2,000 of stock; and he served on committees of the company for several years.
In 1628, he, wiEast Indies, and holding £ 2,000 of stock; and he served on committees of the company for several years.
In 1628, he, with Winthrop, Johnson, Dudley, Goffe, and Saltonstall, had joined with several from Dorset and Devon in the planting of that part of New England between the Merrimac and Charles rivers.
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 duties were to give orders for the assembling of the company to advise and cons
a sufficient number of ships to sail by March 1, 1629-30.
December 15, 1629, a meeting was held, and on February 10, 1629-30, a common stock was raised and allotment made of two hundred acres for every £ 50 subscribed.
After a meeting at Southampton and one on the Arbella the meetings were held in New England, and therefore not attended by Cradock.
His interest in the enterprise was active, inasmuch as he went to Southampton, and on March 29, 1629-30, visited the Arbella, riding at CowesSouthampton, and on March 29, 1629-30, visited the Arbella, riding at Cowes, Isle of Wight, and on his taking leave a farewell salute of four or five shot was given him. From thence the vessel sailed to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, when Cradock again visited her, and on leaving was saluted with three shots.
On the voyage to New England two of the servants of Mr. Cradock died and were buried at sea. Winthrop arrived in New England in June, 1630.
In September we find record of the death of one Austen Bratcher at Mr. Cradock's plantation.
March 8, 1630-1, a servant of