The quest for this man is based on the earliest Noel/Newell mentioned in Newfoundland. Thomas Cole records him as a factor for John Slaney the Treasurer of The Newfoundland Company.
Recently John Philip Newell published an article based on his Journals:
Richard Newall’s voyage to Newfoundland in 1623:
New insights into Sir William Alexander’s attempts to establish a Scottish colony in Nova Scotia
A broad list of those involved:
Great info here including early letters:
Found by John Philip Newell:
Interested in a Richard Newell who was agent in Newfoundland c1623 f
or the London merchant John Slaney. Was he the same Richard Newell
married in 1608 at Lyme Regis to Margaret Coggan?
(he mentions Alexander Sanford of Lyme travelling to the colony)
Thomas R Cole
I started in London.
Richard Newell Of the East India Company
A Richard Newell was on the Sixth East India Voyage (1610-1615). He was still active there in 1619. http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php?title=HEIC_Early_Voyages Captain Martin Pring, aboard the James Royal, in THE Straits of Sunda, to the Company, March 23, 1619 (a C, 784). Forwards a copy of his previous letter [see p. 29]. After the departure of the Bull, the rest of the fleet held on their course down the west coast of India. In lat. 11° 25' they descried the Portuguese fleet from Malacca making for Goa, and chased but could not overtake them. On April 2 [161 8] they anchored in the Bay of * Brenjan ' [see p. i], and spent three days taking in water, goats, hens, &c. The people are treacherous, and it would not be safe for a single ship to water there. On April 7 saw Cape Comorin. Nathaniel Salmon, master of the Gift, died on the loth ; he was replaced by John Hatch, while Richard Newell was made master of the Bee. On April 14 the latter ship was dispatched to Masulipatam. Next day the Gift parted company for Sumatra, leaving Pring in the James, with the Francis and a Portuguese prize, to sail direct for Bantam. On May 13 the Francis was cast off as unserviceable. They arrived at Bantam The Bee sent to Persia and to Masulipatam and Bantam Earlier References:
In an account of the voyage a Francis Slanny is killed fighting
the Turks. Humphrey Slaney had an older brother Francis.
One of the patentees of The Newfoundland Company, Ellis
Crispe, had a relative by marriage named Richard Newell, a
Clothworker. This Richard Newell born ca 1581 had a son
William in 1610. A series of wills led me to the family connection.
He became a Master Clothworker in 1602. He hired 5 Apprentices
from 1607 to 1614 and then his activity seems to stop. He provides
freedom to one of his apprentices in 1816. After that there are no
further records. He may have joined anotheer Livery company,
taken up other employ, or died. He had strong family connections
he would have had opportunities.
Another logical starting point is the London family of
Sir Martin Noel (see separate category).
This family’s business matches the Newfoundland connection. Our
Richard was born about 1786 though and Sir Martin and his siblings
were born after 1610. It is possible Richard was an uncle of this family
and active before the successes of Martin Noel. Martin Noel lived in
the parish of St Olave Old Jewry which borders St Michael Bassishaw.
The family seemed to place representatives in the major centres of
trade while Martin handled the politics and deal-making in London.
Matthew in East India and Thomas in Barbados. They did business
with the Americas and perhaps had a representative there.
In 1637 and 1639 a Richard and William Newell were landed in Norfolk,
Virginia. Based on the transaction they may have been merchants:
There is a William Nowell arriving in 1639 in Warwick River County, Virginia and a Richard Nowell arriving in 1637 in New Norfolk County, Virginia. Surry County, Virginia Records 1652-1684 by Eliza Timberlake Davis: "Page 204. 16 December 1662. Jno. Clements 380 lbs. of tobacco in settlementof a bill due from Clements to Thomas Shorte for 517 lbs. tob. paid Mr. Jno. North & Richard Newell." It looks like a Jonathan Newell of York County,Virginia, died ca 1675, left account books and was likely a merchant. _____________________________________________________________ A fourth possibility I pursued is a Richard Newell, Draper. This man purchased land adjacent to the Slaney property in Linley, Shropshire and had dealings with other Merchant Taylors. I thought he was the same person as the Bassinshaw Richard but he may be a separate character. His transactions of interest: Richard Newell Draper Just to confuse things, a Richard Newell, Draper also appears here at a later date: http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID =I35969&tree=London Other Coopers Cove Info The Daily News, December 31, 1937 The Dawe family of Ship Cove, Port de Grave, have a tradition that has been handed down through the centuries in their family. That tradition says that when John Guy’s company arrived on their very first visit to Newfoundland, in 1610, they headed into Ship Cove to land, and found their first colony there. There were met outside by some of the Daws (then spelled Daw) who succeeded in persuading the newcomers that it would be foolish of them to go into Ship Cove – that it would be much better for them to go further up the Bay, to Cuper’s Cove, etc, etc. The Daws, as a matter of fact, were recorded as settled in Ship Cove from 1595 — fifteen years before Guy came. From Prwose's History - A letter from Cupids 1613 coopers Colston's letter 1613 Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 20, 1608, ed. M S Giuseppi and G Dyfnallt Owen (London, 1968) Michell (Mychell), Gilbert, of Bodmin, co. Cornwall, J.P. -, signs joint report on provisioning of ships fishing off Newfoundland, 285 -, report on furnishing of ships bound for Newfoundland with corn, 284, 285 Collwell, Roger, a Cornish brewer -, purveys corn to ships sailing to Newfoundland, 284 licence for David Rosse to pass into the Newfoundland to make provision of hawks for his Majesty, with a commandment to the masters of ships to suffer him to pass thither and return in any of their ships; and also that every ship carry one dog for the sustenance of the said hawks. Dated 19th. Subscribed and procured by Sir Thomas Lake. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-cecil-papers/vol20/pp382-389