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The third of November 1657.

Judith dixford against the hulke}
the Elizabeth}

Exámined upon an allegation made in the [XXX GUTTER]
of Court this instant day on the behalfe of the
said dixford.

Rp. 1

Henry Berry of Redriff in the County of Surrey
Shipwright, aged 28 yeeres or thereabouts sworne
and exámined.

To the said allegation hee saith and deposeth , that hee well knoweth
the said Hulke the Elizabeth, and that yesterday and this day
this deponent and his contest Jonathan Bigland (alsoe Shipwright)
tooke a view and diligently looked and tooke notice of the
condition of the said hulke, and found and agreed that shee is in
a very perishing condition, and by reason of her leakiness
and being extremely out of repaire, suncke at every tide
of flood, the water having free passage into and out of her
through her greate leakes, and that shee rotts by soe lying,
and saith that unlesse shee be speadily repaired, shee wilbe
be quite spoiled and become totally unserviceable, All
which hee knoweth being a Shipwright, and thereby well skilled
in the condition of shipps and vessells. And otherwise hee
cannot depose, saving thex soe viewed the said vessell as XXXX
as this deponents wharfe at Redriff.


The same day. CENTRE HEADING

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation.

Rp. 2

Jonathan Bigland of Redriff Shipwright, aged
28 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the said allegation hee saith that the the said hulke the
Elizabeth lying at the wharfe of his precontest, and this
deponent working in his yard neere the said wharfe, hath [XXX GUTTER]
and almost daily tooke notice of her there lying in a very
badd condition, being sunck at every tide of flood, through
her leakines and insufficiencie, and saith that yesterday [and GUTTER]
this day this examinate and his precontest henry Berry
did purposely view her in respect of her condition, and [did GUTTTER]
found that shee is in a very perishing condition, and extremely
out of repaire, and that if shee be not speadily repaired
shee will become ˹alltogether˺ unserviceable and spoiled, and good for
nothing but to burne.

+++ The marke of Jonathan [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 14th of January 1657 English style

Page and others against Cole}
dyer, Cheeke}

Examined on an allegation given in on the behalfe of
the sayd Page and others

see XX 2.nd


Samuell Haughton of the parish of Allhallowes Lom[barde GUTTER]
streete London Scriverner. aged twenty one yeares and [XXX GUTTER]
a wittness sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth



Samuel(l) Haughton

  • "[YEAR?] 11 March. Samuel Haughton of London, scrivener aged 20, late servant of Christopher Townesend, late citizen and scrivener of London, and Edward Mann aged 22, servant of William Toone, citizen and haberdasher of London, depose that Elias Pilgrim, mariner, on 7 August 1652, gave a bond to Toone for goods to be shipped to Barbados in the Paramour, Mr. Joseph Ward. William Toone aged 49 deposes that he has not received any return from Elias Pilgrim" (MCD 7)[1]


    Primary sources

Henry Berry

PROB 11/267/511 Will of William Berry, Shipwright of Stepney, Middlesex 22 September 1657
PROB 11/411/219 Will of Christopher Berry, Shipwright now belong to His Majesty's Ship Adventure of Ratcliffe, Middlesex 12 September 1692

SP 46/137/590 State Papers Domestic: Supplementary. ADMIRALTY. Tenders: Name of Contractor: Henry Berry, William Okell Commodity: Timber 1673

Jonathan Bigland

PROB 4/21544 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Bigland, Charles, of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey. 26 September 1665

Samuell Haughton

PROB 11/382/225 Will of Samuel Haughton, Scrivener of London 18 February 1686
  1. [Peter W. Coldham, The Complete Book of Emigrants: 1607-1660 (XXXX. 1987), p.314]