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HCA 13/72 f.124v: Right click on image for full size image in separate window


that henry White of the Banck and Tomas Russell of the same
place both Englishmen and Subiects of this Commonwealth are
owners of the said shipp and of her tackle apparell and furniture
and bought her about three monethes since in Norway of Simon
Peterson of Larwick her then owner for a valewable
summe of money, which they know being present at the said buying
and selling and witnesses to the bargaine, and seeing part of
the money paid by the said Tomas Russell who was then there
and bought her for account of himselfe and of the said white




The 2:d day of October 1657.

Touching the shipp}
the Oake Tree}
Thomas Courtman Master}


William Sommers of College Hill London
Merchant aged 33 yeares or thereabouts sworne before
the right worshipfull John Godolphin doctor of Lawes one of
the Judges of the High Court of the Admiralty of
England saith and deposeth by vertue of his Oath as

That the ship the Oake Tree whereof Thomas Courtman
is Master of the burthen of about 350 Tonne or
thereabouts doth belong to this Port of London And that this deponent and James Ward, (who
were and are both English Men and Subiects of this Comonwealth
of England) Are the true, Lawfull, and sole owners of the
said shipp, and of her tackle Apparrell, ffurniture Gunns
and Amunition, and all the Appurtenances whatsoever
thereunto belonging, And saith that the said ship was by
the foresayd James Ward, bought at Amsterdam, about two
Monthes since, ffor this deponent and the said Wards owne
Account, And is Intended by the said Owners to be
forthwith Imployed on a Voyage to the English
Plantations in the West Indies, and Virginia, for and
upon their owne Proper Accounts and Adventures




William Sommers


Primary sources



PROB 4/35 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Somers, William, of St Mary Aldermary, London, Citizen and Upholder. 20 June 1673

PROB 11/319/71 Will of William Summers or Sumers of Dartford, Kent 11 January 1666