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To the 10th hee cannot depose

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cometh to bee a wittnes at the request
of the producent Mr Bulkley to whome hee is not of kindred and saith hee hath
noe share or interest in this cause nor will it bee wither profitt or preiudice
to him whichsoever of the parties litigant bee overthrowne./

To the 2 hee saith hee knoweth none of the parties Interrogate And therefore
cannot answere to this Interrogatorie./

To the 3 hee saith hee was resident at Mallega when the difference Interrogate
first happened betwixt Spaine and England, and saith the first knowledge of it
which the English had at Mallega, was the tenth day of September one thousand
sixe hundred fifty five, and saith that hee this deponent and what goods
hee had which came to the Knowledge of the King of Spaines officers
was by them seized, and afterwards confiscated, and the like was done
by all other English Merchants then there, but saith about the beginning of
October their persons were all released and they had for a gratuity given
to the Governour and officers as aforesayd permission to unlade and
relade English shipps as aforesayd, and saith there was in the sayd
Tenth of September 1655 one smale English shipp seized in Mallega, shee
lying within Command, (but her name this deponent knoweth not)
and saith if the said Browneing had bin there on the sayd tenth
day or after till the beginning of October his shipp and goods aboard her might
have bin in danger of seizing and confiscation, if hee and his company
were not wtachfull to prevent the same, but beleeveth if hee had bin then
there and bin vigillant hee might have avoided seizure, And further hee
cannot answere not knowing of any that were forced to goe thense without
unladeing by reason of the breach Interrogate./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

Richard Pendanues [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 18th day of July 1657:

On the behalfe of James}
Nappar of Waymouth Merchant}
touching a losse of the shipp the}
Lyon of London Affidavit.}

Rp. 1

dt. C cop.

Richard Biles of Weymouth Merchant aged
31 yeeres or thereabouts sworne before the
right worshippfull John Godolphin doctor of the Lawes
one of the Judges of the High Court of Admiralty
of England and Examined upon certaine
Interrogatories ministred on the behalfe of James
Napper of Waymouth Merchant, saith and deposeth
as followeth: Videlicet./:

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth the
Interrate James napper, and soe hath done for the space of
16 yeeres last or thereabouts, and alsoe well knoweth some of
the Interrate Assurers namely Nicholas Pening William



Richard Biles

" "26 March 1647: Richard Biles of this Towne haveing served as an Apprentice unto Mr. Thomas Wallis a freeman of this Towne, was this Day admitted a Freeman & swome accordingly."[1]

  • A Richard Biles was Chief Magistrate of Weymouth in 1672 and 1677[2]


    Primary sources


PROB 11/395/73 Will of Richard Biles, Merchant of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset. 20 April 1689

Secondary sources

George Alfred Ellis, The History and Antiquities of the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (Weymouth, 1829)
  1. XX, Weymouth & Melcombe Regis Minute Book, 1625-1660 (Weymouth, 1964), p.61
  2. George Alfred Ellis, The History and Antiquities of the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (Weymouth, 1829), p. 229)