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The 1: of Aprill

Saunders and others owners of the Isaack}
against the Saint Jacob and John Claeson Master of her}

Examined on the sayd Interrogatories/


Francis Chaplin Citizen and Cloathworker
of London aged thirty yeares or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne before the sayd doctor Godolphin saith as followeth videlicet

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith hee well knew the shipp the
Isaack having severall voyages before the voyage in question had goods
carried in her from London to Plymouth And saith that by a letter of
Advice and two bills of ladeing sent to him this deponent from William
Add[?is] this deponents Agent at Plymouth it appeareth to this deponent
that the voyage in question there were laden aboard the sayd shipp the
Isaack for Accompt of this deponent one hundred seaventy five
Kilderkins of butter conteyning neate twenty fower thousand three
hundred thirty five pounds which as by the Accompts of James Gro[?ve]r
this deponents Agent whome hee imploed to buy them may appeare cost this deponent
with all Charges fower hundred twenty fower pounds eight shillings
sixe pence lawfull English money. And hee saith that if the sayd
hundred seaventy five kilderkins of butter had safely arrived at
this Port of London it would there have yeilded according to the usuall
price of butter there the summe of fower hundred eighty one pounds
twelve shillings of like money And soe much the same was well worth
And further to these Interrogatories hee cannot depose./

To the 3: 4th and 5th Interrogatories hee cannot depose any thing of his certayne
knowledge, but hath heard and beleeveth that the sahipp called the Saint Jacob whereof
John Clason was Master rann fowle of the Isaack at sea and was thereby an
occasion of the losse of the Isaack and her ladeing and of the lives of divers persons
who were passengers in her And further hee cannot depose./

To the 6th Interrogatorie hee saith the butter by him predeposed of laden aboard the
Isaack the voyage in question was worth as is predeposed 481 li twelve shillings
And further as to the value of the ladeing and the value of the shipp and her
tackle and furniture hee cannot depose./

To the last Interrogatorie hee saith hee cannot depose having not heard the Master nor Company
of the Saint Jacob speake any thing to the effect Interrogate/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

ffran Chaplin [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]


Francis Hacker of Saint Margaret Loathburie Cittizen
and Salter of London aged forty fower yeares or there=
abouts a wittnesse sworne befoe the sayd doctor Godolphin
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith hee well knew the shipp Isaack
of Plymouth in the Interrogatorie mentioned having receaved goods brought in her
thence severall voyages, And saith that by a letter of Advice from Phillip ffrancis
Merchant of Plymouth and by a Cocket or Trans[?ice] sent by him to this deponent
it doth appeare to this deponent that there were the voyage in question laden aboard



Francis Chaplin This links to a biography of Francis written by a volunteer Emilie Jane Farrimond

CSG: Francis Chaplin, clothworker, is recorded by the modern Clothworkers' Company as Mayor of London in 1677, but by Strype as Mayor of London in 1678.[1] Strype state he was the "Son of Robert Chaplin of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Son of Chaplin of Seymere in Suffolk." [2] Chaplin's probate was in 1680.[3]

"Hearth tax: 1666

St Botolph by Billingsgat: Thames Street North Side:

Frances Chaplin 12 hearths"[4]

Francis Hacker


Primary sources



PROB 4/4246 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Chaplyn, Richard, of St Gyles, Cripplegate, London, Citizen and Haberdasher. 16 December 1669

PROB 11/246/221 Will of Thomas Chaplyn, Clothworker of London. 19 September 1655
PROB 11/253/491 Will of Jasper Chaplin, Clothier of Taunton Magdalen, Somerset. 27 February 1656
PROB 11/363/319 Will of Sir Francis Chaplin, One of the Alderman of the City of London of City of London. 05 July 1680

PROBABLE MATCHED RECORD PROB 11/377/408 Will of Francis Hacker, Salter of Saint Botolph without Aldgate, City of London. 20 October 1684
  1. The Clothworkers' Company website: 'Clothworker Lord Mayors', viewed 06/12/13
  2. John Strype, A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (XXX, XXX), web edition, viewed 06/12/13
  3. PROB 11/363/319 Will of Sir Francis Chaplin, One of the Alderman of the City of London of City of London. 05 July 1680
  4. 'Hearth Tax: City of London 1666: St Botolph by Billingsgate ', London Hearth Tax: City of London and Middlesex, 1666 (2011), viewed 25/12/13