This is simply an Index of Bonds and Covenants taken out by various individuals and partnerships with the East India Company. Under the terms of such Covenants, the former were permitted to journey to India and to work there, generally as Factors or Writers. It must be emphasized that the Documents index no longer survive. This index found its way to the John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester where it may be viewed as Eng. Mss. 159.
It may be noted that the names such as Yale , Child and Kegwin feature in the list, but its value is simply that of indicating the involvement of an individual with the Company activity at the date in question. Bond Numbers are prefaced by ï¿½Rylandsï¿½ to indicate the provenance of the data.
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Index of Early Bonds
Original Source: Rylands Library at the University of Manchester (Copy at BL)
Rylands Reference: Eng. Mss. 159