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Parliament of England And saith that as the said shippe was
saileing to and fro off Ushant and in the Trade Roade to looke out
for such shipps and vessells as did belong to any of the then
Enemies of the Parliament shee was in the moneth of
September in the yeare 1644 mett withall and sett upon by three
French Men of warre and by them was seized surprized and
taken and was afterwards carried into Brest where shee was with
her tackle and furniture and all things else belonging unto her condemned
for prize and soe became utterly lost to the owners thereof who by the
Parliaments order had sett out the same in theire service. And
saith That presently after the seizure of the said shippe the said
Edward Basen Commander then of (sic) did goe from Brest
to Paris and did there solicite and use all possible Endeavours
for restitution of the said shipp and spend and laid out much
money thereabouts as by his letters sent from thense to Brest
(which this deponent sawe) hee often declared, Howbeit hee saith
that the said Captaine Bason could not prevaile heerein nor could
hee obtaine any Justice at Paris in relation to the restitution of
the said ship. but was after a tedious waiteing there forced to
come away without her. All which hee knoweth to bee true
because hee this deponent was present abord the said shippe
when she was soe seized and was with the said Captaine and
the rest of the said shipps company carryed Prisoner into
Brest, where hee and deverse of them were kept and detained
fore about 3 moneths space, and then were forced to make
theire Escapes. And further hee cannot depose.

Beniamin Clarke [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


on the same day Examined touching the
said shipp



Richard Gossage of the Parishe of Saint
Laurence Poultney London dyer aged 44 yeares
or thereabouts sworne as abovesaid deposeth as
followeth: videlicet That hee this deponent was


Primary sources



PROB 4/1482 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Gossage, John, of Plumstead, Kent., gent. 14 June 1672

PROB 11/339/36 Will of John Gossage, Dyer of Plumstead, Kent. 08 May 1672

Secondary sources

Saint Laurence Poultney/Poutney

W.H. Challen, Transcripts of parish registers of London, St. Lawrence Pountney, London, England, 1538-1837 (XXX, XXXX)
- NOTE: United to St. Mary Abchurch, 1670.