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cloth, one case of
hatts, and two little packs of fine linnen, for twelve of which bales of linnen, and the
said case of hatts and two packs of linnen the said master signed one bill of lading and
another for the said other twelve bales, which this deponent sent from Roane over
land to Cadiz, and meant to have two others of the same tenors from the said master
or other acknowledgement from the master that the said goods were this deponents.
after they came out to sea, not having oportunitie before, but the said seizure
happening soone after such their comming out, hee was prevented. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the 11th hee saith there was not any other (besides the said John kein) that
was master of the said shipp, or that did or might as hee beleeveth pretend
himselfe to be soe, or that might dispose of her, and saith hee knoweth not any other
shee was to goe after her discharge at Cadiz. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Repeated before doctor Clerke 26th May 1655.

Herman: Gorris [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 20th day of May .1655:-

Titus Complaine against John Brandlin John Blomfield}
and Alexander Scott. Clements. Smith.}

Examined upon a Libell on the behalfe
of the said Complaine:-



John Knight of the parish of Saint Peters Cornehill
London Grocer aged 23. yeares or thereabouts a Wittnesse
sworne and examined saith as followeth videlicet:-/

To the first position of the said Libell hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereo./

To the second hee saith, That in the moneth of October 1653. last past the
lilate William Marsh was and went Master of the hoy called the Primrose
which this deponent knoweth, for that this deponent did then by the direction of Louis
Biker his Master bring goods both then and sewerall times before aboard the said
hoy, which were received by the said Marsh in the quality aforesaid, but who did
appoint or constitute hm Master this deponent saith hee knoweth not. And
further saving his subsequent deposition hee cannot depose:-/

To the third position of the said Libell hee saith, That in or about the
moneth of October 1653. last past the lilate Titus Complaine the
producent in this Cause did by this deponent cause to be laden and putt aboard
the said hoy the Primrose then lying at dice kay in the River of
Thames one chest of sugar of the valew of fifty pounds sterling one
hogshead of Tobaccoe of the valew of 12: li 15: s 10: d and one barrell packd
with loafe sugar, sinamon, Cloves pepper and liquorice and one skarfe of
the valew in all of 18: li 00: 10: d which goods (the scarfe excepted) the said
Complaine had about that time bought of this deponents said Master and after
such their buying, this deponent by his said Masters order did see them
conducted to Dice kay aforesaid, and there delivered to the sayd William Marsh
in the name of the said Titus Complaine, the said Marsh in this deponents presence promising to
take care thereof and to deliver them safely to the said Complaine or his
Order, or words to that or the like effect:- And further hee cannot depose:-/

To the 4: 5. 6. 7th and 8th gee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof, saving hee
referreth himselfe to the Law:-

To the 9th hee referreth himselfe to the Acts and proceedings of this Court.

To the 10th hee saith hee knoweth one Alexander Stott a Master of a hoy of
Ipswich and a Subject of this Commonwealth but the lilate Brandlin hee
saith hee knoweth not, nor doeth hee know what shares they have in the


Primary sources



PROB 11/318/82 Will of John Knight, Grocer of London 06 October 1665