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went thereupon to the masters mate and desired him to make fast the said
scuttle to prevent further imbeazelment, but hee refused and would not
nor did fasten the same. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the seavanth hee saith that while hee soe watched and was aboard
hee heard some of the shipps company bragg and say that they had sold a
greate deale of wine out of the said shipp in the west countrey. And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 8 and 9 hee saith hee cannot depose.

To the tenth hee saith that wines of the fellowes of the said wines pipes whereout
the wines were soe embeazeld, were sold for thirtie pounds per pipe
and with another or therabouts, and therefore the said eight pipes would have yeelded
after that rate and the halfe pipe proportionably. And otherwise hee cannot

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee was not in the shipp the voyage in question, nor
till her said arivall in the River of Thames as aforesaid.

To the second hee saith hee heard the seamen aboard say that the said
shipp the said voyage had met with very greate stormes and tempest,
And otherwise negatively. saving they said they thought they should
never have got well home.

To the last hee saith that hee heard the Cooke upon this deponents
reproving him for the said rundet, confesse that they had drawne it out
of, and of mr Bakers caskes, marked R.B. and that it was very ill donne of them
in regard mr Baker had such losse before.

henry Carter [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Exámined upon the said allegation.


William Ward servant and apprentice of Samuel Page
of the parish of Saint Dunstans in the East London Wine Cooper
aged 19 yeares or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the second and third articles of the said allegation hee saith and
the deposeth that hee heard there were eight pipes of the wines laden
aboard the shipp Samuell arlate drawne out and end for end and wanting
and otherwise hee cannot depose, saving they were said to be mr Bakers

To the fourth hee cannot depose.

To the fifth and sixth articles of the said allegation hee saith that after
the arivall of the said shipp in the River of Thames from the voyage
in question hee this exáminate being imployed to watch wines that
came home in her went aboard and watched, and during such his
watching, hee saith his precontest henry Carter (who alsoe watched there)
called him in the night time into the Cooke roome of the said shipp
whether this deponent comming, hee showed this deponent a rundlet
of wine of about eight gallons all slabberd and wet and
lying by a false scuttle that went out of the said Cooke-roome
into the hold, which scuttle was likewise wet, and told this deponent
that hee had catched the Gunner, the Cooke and the Cookes boy
of the said shipp handing and endeavouring to convey the same away
and had prevented it, whereupon this deponent charging them therewith
they confessed that they had drawne the same out of a pipe that was
in the hold, and that the said that they had rather given this deponent
and the said Carter tenn shillings, than they should make the



Samuel Page

"London Hearth Tax: 1666:

Strett Side

Samuell Page 4 hearths"[1]

William Ward


Primary sources



PROB 11/351/446 Will of William Ward 03 August 1676

PROB 11/400/128 Will of William Ward 03 July 1690
  1. 'Hearth Tax: City of London 1666: St Dunstan in the East ', London Hearth Tax: City of London and Middlesex, 1666 (2011), viewed 08/01/14