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16th Augusti 1666. [CENTRE HEADING]

[?Negm] Exoneratonis navis vorat the Jonathan and}
Abigail cujus Thomas Morley est [?Metsolucon]}
nauti promot per Brandling et Sories proprietar}
dra Navis con Danielem Edwards et Sorios Exercotors}
dra Navis. Suckly Exton}

Super allon apud acta ex parte
drorum Brandling et alion.


Thomas Andrews de Wapping in parrochia
Santa Marice Matsellon alias White Chappell
annos agens 42 aut circiter
testis product et Juratus.

Ad dictam allegationem deponit et dictit that hee hath for severall
yeers last knowne the allegate shipp Jonathan and Abigaill Thomas
Morley Master. And saith that hee hath bin informed by the said
Morley and the Merchants the ffreighters that the said Charles
Caryll on behalfe of himselfe and Company tooke to ffreighte
the said shipp Jonathan and Abigall two hundred and fourty tonnes
certaine to the best of his remembrance to goe from this port of
London to Archangels in Russia thence back againe to this port of
London with such goods as the said Caryll and the rest of the ffreighters
should send aboard, and the said ffreighters as appeares by the said
Charterparty were to pay for ffreight at the rate of 6: li 10: s per tonne
primage and average acustomed And saith that about the time of the said affreightment there was
a generall Embargo upon all English shipps and a generall Impresse for
all seamen in the publique service, and the said Caryll taking notice
thereof this deponent heard him promise to procure a lycense for
the said shipp and a protection for her mariners from these Impresse
And not long after the said promise hee saith the said Caryll gave by the
hands of this deponent to the said Morley a paper or writing which hee
procured upon the said voyage as also a protection for the security
of the marriners from the said Impresse. And the said Morley having
soe received the same ffitted and prepared the said shipp for the said
voyage had Expended as hee verlily beleeveth in the calking, graveing
rigging and fitting her out clearing at the Custome house and at
Gravesend neere one hundred pounds the whole charge amounting [?to] 400: li to sett her to sea and did hire mariners to saile
and serve in the said shipp, the whole company with the Master and boy
consisting of 34 or 36 persons and provided and furnished the said shipp with
provisions necessary for the said voyage for the space of foure or five monthes. And the said shipp being ready the said Merchants sent
severall goods on board to bee carryed in her the said voyage but
he beleeveth that the said Merchants were not bound to send any goods
aboard but the said shipp might have gon in her ballast thither
And the said ship lying windbound in Bugbyes hole being ready
to proceede upon the said voyage the said Morley in this deponents
hearing advised the said Caryll and Bell two of his said ffreighters to goe
downe to the Generalls of the ffleet then riding at the buoy in the Nore
and to carry with them the said passe or protection as they affirmed it
to bee and show it to the Generalls and know of them whether by [?reason]
thereof they might proceed upon their said voyage. Howbeit the said
Caryl and Bell refused soe to doe and with the other ffreighters importuned



Thomas Morley

Possibly Thomas Morley (b. ?, d. ca. 1672), mariner, of Wapping, Middlesex (PROB 11/338 Eure 1-54 Will of Thomas Morley, Mariner of Wapping, Middlesex 15 April 1672)