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The 18th of ffebruary 1657.

Examined upon the foresaid libell.

Rp. 3

Ephraim Paine of the parish of Saint George Buttolph
Lane London Cloth worker. aged 55 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and examined.

To the first, second, third, fourth 5th. 6. 7. 8. 9. and 10th articles
hee saith and deposeth that in or about the end of the moneth of July
1656 the arlate shipp the Abrahams Offering whereof ffrancis
Rois was master ariving in this port was then entered in the
Custome house as comming from fflushing, and upon such her
arivall the producent William Vanbrough entred a fatt


of thredd marked with the first marke in the margent, as
containing 170 dozen of black and browne thredd or thereabouts
for his owne account brought hether in the said shipp, and mr
John Nicholas arlate entred a fatt of thredd
as containing an hundred and eleaven dozen of black and


browne and about 640 pounds of white and brown thredd
for his account of the second marke in the margent, which hee
knoweth because hee this deponent was then Custome house
waiter upon the said shipp, and tooke an account thereof and
hath nowe his booke with him wherein the same is menioned
And saith the said Vanbrough and Nicholas paid the duties and
owned and tooke the said goods as their owne, and were commonly
and respectively esteemed owners thereof. And saith that as
hee perceived by the said Vanbrough his fatt, it had stood
about a quarter part deep in the water, and was soe farr stained
with the water, and afterwards this deponent at
the said Vanbroughs house shew
a parcell of thredd (which was said and hee beleeveth
to be the same that came out of his said fatt) a greate part of
it soe rotten that it was not fitt for any use, and that the
same was soe spoiled as hee conceived by sea wett which it
had taken the said voyage. And for Mr Nicholas his fatt
the said Mr Nicholas perceiving dammage therein before hee had it
from the Custome house, desired that one might goe home with
him and see it opened, to the end hee might have
abatement of custome for what was spoiled, whereupon
this deponent by the Co[?manders] order went with him, and saw
it opened, and saw that a greate part of the thredd therein was wet and
rotten and most part of it dammaged, and that the said
dammage came by wet which it had taken in the said voyage as
this deponent conceived, and was a greate part of it quite spoiled
thereby [?and] useles. And saith hee cannot depose of the
amount of the producents dammage and losse in that thredd
but beleeveth that they lost halfe in halfe or more of their market



Ephraim Paine/Ephraim Payne

London hearth tax: 1666

St George Botolph Lane: East Side

Ephrim Payne 8 hearths"[1]


Primary sources



PROB 4/5942 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Paine, Ephraim, Citizen and Clothworker of London. 21 February 1679

PROB 11/356/198 Will of Ephraim Payne, Clockworker of City of London. 16 February 1678 [Clockworker in TNA online record is clearly an error for clothworker]

Created 22/09/13, by CSG
  1. 'Hearth Tax: City of London 1666: St George Botolph Lane ', London Hearth Tax: City of London and Middlesex, 1666 (2011), viewed 25/12/13