A meeting at Sir William Gerards house the 1 of July
1564. for the setting foorth of a voyage to Guinea,
with the Minion of the Queens, the John Baptist of
London, and the Merline of M. Gonson.
AT this meeting were these chiefe adventurers, Sir
William Gerard, sir William Chester, sir Thomas Lodge,
Anthonie Hickman, and Edward Castelin. Where it was
agreed that Francis Ashbie should be sent to Deptford
to M. Gonson for his letters to Peter Pet to goe about
the rigging of the Minion upon the Queenes majesties
charges, and so the said Francis to repaire with the
same letters to Gillingham
with money to supplie our
Also that every one of the five partners shall foorthwith call upon their partners to supply towards this new
rigging and victualling, 29 li. 10s. 6d. for every 100 li.
Also that every one of the five partners shall foorthwith bring in 50 li. towards the furniture of the premisses.
Likewise it is agreed that if M. Gonson give his consent
that the Merline shall be brought about from Bristoll to
, that a letter be drawen whereunto his hand
shall be, before order be given for the same.