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company aboard the said prize, when this deponent came first aboard her
in the downes, and saith the said mariners or men that were soe aboard
had severall parcells of tobaccoe and chests and other things, in their
custodie as plunder belonging to and allowed them by their captaine, which
they sent and disposed away aboard shipps and otherwise before the shipp
the Virgin Mary came in this side the North foreland, and otherwise hee
cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee saith hee cannot depose of the said mr Lemman
or Tufnels buying any of the said plunder of the seamen or otherwise
saving the said [XXXX] by him predeposed of, and otherwise hee cannot
answer saving his foregoeing deposition to which hee referreth him selfe

To the last hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid, saying hee
did not see the said Lemman or Tufnell breake open any seales that were
upon the said shipp.

The marke of the said [MARKE] Cranbrooke. [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The fourth of November 1657.

ffor the State.

Captaine Isaac Woodgreene late Commander of the Affrican
frigat, sworne before the right worshipfull Charles Cock
Esquire one of the Judges of the high Court of the Admiraltie
saith and deposeth by vertue of his oath.

That all such moneys as hee this deponent about foure yeeres since
tooke in the Streights in a ffrench shipp called Madame de la Guarda
(Captaine Peter Martins commander) [XXXX?ing] as in this Court was some of it Light Peru money
in dollars and halfe dollars, (and that the most part)
ffrench money in Crownes and halfe Crownes, Quart d'escu's and
halfe Quart d'Escu's, and the rest Light Mexico moneys.

Isaac Woodegreene [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 17th of November

The office of the Judges promoted by}
daniell Rossell and others against Jenkin}

Exámined upon the Articles.

Rp. .1.

Morrice Briggs of the parish of Saint Cathrines neere
the Tower of London Waterman, aged 55 or thereabouts
sworne, and exámined.

To the first article hee referreth himselfe to the order of the Judges of
this Court arlate, And otherwise hee cannot depose, not being present
at the making thereof.

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that within the time arlate
namely since the betweene the said 21th of March 1653 arlate and
the last of June last, this deponent being a waterman plying at



Captaine Isaac Woodgreene

  • "St. Paul Shadwell: Interrments:

This is a fair Church, built with Brick, and so is the Steeple: With Galleries round. That on the North was built chiefly by Capt. Thomas Brian of Wappin Wall. That on the South was erected and built at the Charge of the Inhabitants Anno Dom. 1683. Upon the West Gallery is writ, This Church was repaired at the Parish Charge 1691. The same Date is upon the fair Portal West. There is the Date of An. 1656, on the North Door; when, I suppose, the Church was built....

Capt. Isaac Woodgreen of Wappin Wall, 1689. And Jone his Wife, 1693/4."[1]

  • Father of Isaac Woodgreene probably Michael Woodgreene, of Dover, Kent


In the Name of god Amen The ffourteenth Daie of February Anno Domini One Thousand Six hundred fortie three in the Nyneteenth year of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord Charles King of England that XXXX XXXX XX I Edmund Woodgreene of the Towne and Port of Dover in the Countie of Kent Mariner, weake and in XXXX in Bodie, but of good and perfect memorie praised bee God Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Tesstament in manner and fforme folowing That is to saie ffirst I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty god my maker trusting XXX XXXX the XXXX of Jesus Christ my Saviour to bee made partaker of life everlasting And XXXXXX my Bodie over with a good Will and free heart I give it over commending it to the earth whereof it came from I make and ordaine my sonn Robert Woodgreene and my daughter Katherine Tiddeman mine executors of this my Last Will and Tesstament And of the execu- tion of the same I make and ordayne John Loome of the Town and Port of Dover aforesaid juratt overseer And I herby revoak and adnull all and everie other for- mer Testaments Wills Legacies Bequests executors and overseers by mee in aniewise before this time named willed and bequeathed Item I will and devise unto my sonn Isack Woodgreen and to his heirs forever, my messuages Tenemt wherein I now dwell with all and singular the edifires buildinge Courts yards Gardens and appurtenances there unto belonging scituate and being in the Towne and Port of Dover aforesaid Item I will and devise unto my said sonn Isack and to his heirs for ever my Messuage or Tenement wherein my sonn John Woodgreene doth nowe dwell with the Backside and appurtenances thereunto belonging XXXX and being in the Town and Port of Dover aforesaid provides all XXX and my will and meaning is that my sonn Robert Woodgreene and his heires and asignes shall from time to time, at all times forever here after have the use and benefit of the Backside loft abovementioned to doe his and their necessary buisines there, and also ofthe well in the said Backside to draXX have take and fetch water there XX the said Robert Woodgreene his heires and asignes finding and alowing one half of the charges towards the repayring keeping and amending of the said well well roap, Bucket and Curb of the said well when and so often as need shall require. Item I will and devise unto my said sonn Robert Woodgeene and to his heires for ever my messuage & Tenements in Whitefeild which I purchased of Simon Goad (?)to bee equally divided betweene them item I give unto the poore of the Parish of St. James the Apostle in the Towne and Port of Dover aforesaid Twenty shillings to bee paid and distributed unto them by my executors att their discretion Item I give and bequeath unto my said Sonn John Woodgreene Twenty shillings Item I give unto my said Son John John Woodgreene two XXXX five Pounds a peice of lawfull money of Eng- land to bee paid unto them by my executors within Two years next after my de- cease Item I give and bequeath unto my said sonn Isack Woodgreene my Quarter part of the good ship called the Jacob of Dover whereof Richard XXXXX is named master,and of all the stocke ffurniture apparell and appurtnances thereunto belonging or appertayning Item I give unto my fewer grand children which my sonn in Law Edward Goodwyn had by my daughter Jane Ten Pounds a peice of lawfull money of England, to bee paid unto them within Two yeares next after my decease Item I give unto my Grandchild Mary Tiddeman daughter of Katherine Tiddeman aforesaid ffiftie pounds of lawfull money of England to bee paid unto herewithin two yeares next after my decease Item I give unto my Grandchild Mary Tiddeman my best Bed and Bedsted standing in the loft over my Parlour, My best XXXXXX,Two Blankets, and two paire of sheetes with all the furniture and appurt- nances belonging to the said Bed and Bedstead Item all other my shipping money of plate Goods and Chattels whatsoever not formerly given and bequeathed, my Debts Legacies and funerall expenses being paid and discharged I give unto my said exe- cutors Robert Woodgreene and Katharine Tiddeman to bee equally divided be- tween them In Wittness whereof I the said Edmund Woodgreen have here unto sett my hand and seale Dated the Daie and yeare first above written Signed Sealed published and declared in the presence of John Loome Edmund Gwiliam (?) SrXXXXXX that XXXX will above said was XXXXX XXXXX of the S XXXXXXXX XXXXX XXXXX of the XXXXX Edward gwiliam Sr

Source: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers: PROB 11/204/623; The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, England[2]


Primary sources


C 5/58/102 Short title: Woodgreene v Taylor. Plaintiffs: Isaac Woodgreene. Defendants: John Taylor. Subject: money matters, London or Middlesex. Document type: bill, answer. 1670

PROB 4/14692 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Woodgreen, Captain, Isaac, of St. Paul, Shadwell, Mdx. 10 May 1689

PROB 11/394/415 Will of Isaac Woodgreene, Gentleman of Saint Paul Shadwell, Middlesex. 26 March 1689
PROB 11/396/388 Will of Isaac Woodgreene, Shipwright of Ratcliffe, Middlesex. 27 September 1689
PROB 11/421/1 Will of Jone Woodgreene, Widow of Saint Paul Shadwell, Middlesex. 28 March 1693

SP 46/137/561 State Papers Domestic: Supplementary. ADMIRALTY. Masters' certificates granted by Trinity House: Master: John Dawney of Goulstone Signatures: Isaac Woodgreene, John Bradenham. 22 February 1673
  1. 'Shadwell' in John Strype's A survey of the cities of London and Westminster, Ch. III, p. 105
  2. [1], viewed 04/06/13