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The 4th of ffebruary 1656/

Goodwin and Company: against the Saint John/

Examined on the sayd allegation/

dt. 3.

Charles Marescoe of Saint Buttolph Billingsgate
London Merchant aged twenty five yeares or
thereaboutes a wittnesse sworne and examined
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee hath heard
by Common reporte among Merchants of London that since the Peace
concluded betweene the King of Spaine and the States Generall of
the United Provinces and in the yeares and moneths arlate severall
dutch shipps belonging to subiects of the states of the United Provinces
have notwithstanding the sayd peace bin interrupted in their voyages
and by men of Warr of Dunkirke or Ostend or other Ports of
the King of Spaine and subiects of the King of Spaine and some of them visited and seized and their
holdes rommaged and divers goods (not being Contrabanda goods)
taken from them, And saith hee hath credibly heard among Merchants
of London and verily beleeveth that about sixe moneths since or somewhat
more, certaine of warr of dunkirke and Ostend subiects of
the King of Spaine did by fforce and violence (after a longe fight
mainteyned) take a Man of Warr belonging to the states of her
United Provinces that was appointed to Convoye divers Merchants
shipps bound for England and did seize the sayd man of warr
although hee then wore the dutch Colours, and that they well knew
to bee a dutch shipp, which (as by like reports of Merchants
hee hath heard) the sayd dunkirkers and Ostenders did only because
they had receaved information and beleeved that the sayd
dutch man of warr had ritch goodes and merchandizes on board him
belonging to the English And further saving his subsequent
deposition hee cannot depose./

To the 2 hee saith saving his foregoeing and subsequent deposition
hee cannot depose thereto./
to the 3 article hee saith that longe before
hee this deponent was required to bee a wittnesse in this cause
hee hath heard by reporte of Merchants of London of very good
Worth and Creditt, that
the arlate shipp the Maegh Van Dort a dutch shipp whereof the arlate
John de Ketts was master, and belonging to Subiects of the States of
the United Provinces was about the moneths of September or October 1656
laden at



Charles Marescoe

PROB 11/333/523 Will of Charles Marescoe, Merchant of London 12 September 1670


Primary sources



C 114/69 Accounts (household and personal) correspondence (Dutch and French). Probate of will of Charles Marescoe, merchant, of London. Lawyers' charges. Account books (Dutch and French): Middx NOTE:
^^ FREDERICK v DAVID: This description covers several boxes; items may appear in any box. Each box has to be ordered separately, eg C 114/70, not C 114/63-78 1653-1680

C 114/77 Charter parties, bills of lading, miscellaneous accounts and correspondence (from France, Germany, Holland, Sweden) addressed to Charles Marescoe and Jacob David, London: Middx. NOTE:
^^ Many documents in bad condition; FREDERICK v DAVID: This description covers several boxes; items may appear in any box. Each box has to be ordered separately, eg C 114/70, not C 114/63-78 1660-80


PROB 11/333/523 Will of Charles Marescoe, Merchant of London 12 September 1670