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S[?hefford] in Barkshire, about six miles from Newberry, and
hath lived about fourteene yeares last at London, and that hee is
brother to ffrancis Prince one of the said owners, but hath himselfe
noe part in the said shipp, but had goods to the valew of an hundred
pounds sterling or thereabouts on board for his owne account, which
were for the most part alsoe seized and taken away.

To the second hee saith that the said Robert Stiles and ffrancis Prince
were the persons that bought the said shipp, and that they
bought her the time aforesaid for the said Stiles and Mr kiffen,
who afterwards sold parts to the rest of the said owners, and saith this deponent was
present at the said buying, but did not see the money paid
or bill of sale passed, and saith the said shipp was really bought
for the said owners, and that hee verily beleeveth that noe
subiect of the king of Spaine hath any interest therein, and
otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregeoing deposition.

To the third hee saith that hee this deponent was master of
the said shipp at the time of the said seizure
and after the said Captaine Mynns had sent men
aboard and taken possession of her, hee sent and caused this
deponent to come aboard his frigot, and saith hee this rendent
is a well affected subiect of this Commonwealth, and as
such, is in enmitie with the Spaniards, and for the rest hee
referreth him selfe to his foregoeing deposition.

To the fourth hee saith the said seizure was soe made at
the Indian bridge in Carlisle Bay in the Barbada's about
the fifth of ffebruary last, and that shee had bin at noe
port after her departure from Amsterdam till shee came
to the Barbada's./

To the last hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, where
hee hath satisfied the same.

George: Prince [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.

Rp. 3.

Francis Prince of Amsterdam Merchant, aged
40 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article of the said alleagtion hee saith and deposeth
that hee well knoweth the shipp the Charitie arlate and
that in or about September last this deponent and the arlate
Robert Stiles bought her at Amsterdam of one ffrans Johnson
of Munickendam for the said Stiles and Mr kiffen arlate
their account, this deponents brother and precontest
George Prince being then there and assistant in the said
buying, And very shortly after this deponent and
William Peacock and Segar Corsellis and henry [XXXX] bought parts in the
said shipp of the said Stiles and kiffen. And saith hee
was privie to the passing of the bill of sale for the said shipp
which bill hee hath now seene being the same left by his



Francis Prince


Primary sources



C 5/190/34 Short title: Turvill v Prince. Plaintiffs: William Turvill. Defendants: Francis Prince, [unknown] Keck, and others. Subject: the White Horse [Inn], in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Document type: answer only. 1686