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Java Maior, Linschoten, London, 1598

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(1) 'Java Maior', illustration, in John Huighen van Linschoten, His discourse of voyages into y:e East & West Indies (London, 1598), Bk. 1, p. 33
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Christopher Willoughby & Maurice Thompson, the Jonathan, 1656

"The ship Jonathan of London was freighted by Maurice Thompson, Thomas Canham, Christopher Willoughby, John Page and company, and set forth from London upon a trading voyage to the East-Indies, and from thence back again to England. And in the month of January, 1656, the said ship took in on the coast of Cormandel a great quantity of goods to be carried to Bantam, and vended there. But in her course thither, about the aforesaid month of January, 1656, near an island called Palliapanjan, within few leagues of the road of Bantam, they met with five ships belonging to the Dutch East India company, who told the master and company of the Jonathan, that they must nor should goe into Bantam; for that they lay there by order of the general of the Dutch East India company at Batavia, to oppose them or any other ship from England, that should endeavour to go thither."[1]

Captain Nicholas Millett, the Loyal Merchant, August 1662

Sir George Smith wrote to Sir George Oxenden informing him that the Loyal Merchant under the command of Captain Nicholas Millett had arrived safely from Bantam, but that the voyage was likely to show poor commercial returns.[2]

English factory at Bantam, January 1665/66

In a letter from Sir William Ryder wrote to Sir George Oxenden, in January 1665/66, Ryder mentioned Oxenden's concerns about the English East India Company's factories in Bantam and Fort. St. George:

Your are pleased to say that this breach with the Dutch will much hinder the comp:a, and that their affares are not so well managed at ffort S:t George and Bantam as they ought to bee, w:ch is very true, but as we are hindred, yet thankes be to God that by your prudent managm:t our Surratt Shipes are com well, and the licke good suckcesse God has given to our Coast Bay & Bantam shipes , who were all in safety with us a while[3]

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  1. Thomas Birch, A collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, Esq: Secretary, first, to the Council of State, and afterwards to the two Protectors, Oliver and Richard Cromwell, vols. 1-7, vol. 7 (London, 1742), p. 759
  2. 25th August 1662, Letter from Sir George Smith to Sir GO, London
  3. 3rd January 1665/66, Letter from William Ryder to Sir GO, Bethnall Green