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On the first day of August 1657.

Affidavit about the sale of the}
Saint John, and the Peter to Peter}
Rich of London Merchant and others}

Abraham Jacobson Larson of Larwick in Norway
Skipper aged about 28 yeares, being sworne upon
the holy Evangelists on this first day of August
1657 Before the right worshippfull John Godolphin
Doctor of Lawes One of the Judges of this high Court
of Admiralty ˹in the presence of ˹XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX˺˺ did by vertue of such oath depose
as followeth videlicet


That he this deponent Abraham Jacobson Larson did
very well know the shipp the Saint John of Larwick for many
yeares, for that he was skipper of her for the space of about
eight yeares, which said shipp is of the burthen of about
250 Tonns, And he alsoe deposeth that he hath knowne for
nigh the space of sixteene yeares the shipp of the Peter
of Tunsbry in Norway, which shipp Peter is alsoe of (about)
the burthen of 240 Tonns; And That he the deponent
having authority and power committed and graunted unto
him from Ambioen Larson and Syellwick Tagersons
widow the Owners and Proprietors of the shipp the
Saint John of Larwick, did sett or make saile of the
sayd shipp the Saint John unto Peter Rich of London merchant
Edward Aykers of London Woollendraper and John
Dyson of London Merchant for and in consideration
of the summe of sixe hundred pounds lawfull English
money to him the deponent payd and satisfiyed and that
the deponent did in execution of the sayd sale deliver
possession of the sayd shipp the Saint John of Larwick unto
them the sayd Peter Rich, Edward Askew and John
Dyson, who are in present possession thereof, And he
alsoe deposeth that he is very well knoweth Okey Larson
Skipper of the shipp the River of Tans[X]srie and by reason
of his inward acquaintance with him the sayd Okey, and being
alsoe with the sayd shipp the Saint John in the River of Thames
where he the sayd Okey lay with these with the sayd shipp
the Peter, doth very well know that he the sayd Okey Larson
did by the order, Discretions and authority given unto him
from and by Ambioen Larson and hans halvorsen
Owners and Proprietors of the sayd shipp the Peter
make sale thereof unto the aforenamed Robert Peter Rich and
Edward Askew, and unto one Robert kilner of London
Woollendraper, for and in consideration of the summe of
five hundred and fifty pounds lawfull English money
to him payd and satisffyed, and that in pursuance of the
said bargaine of sale of the sayd shipp he the sayd Okey
Larson hath delivered possession of the sayd shipp the
Peter unto them the aforenamed Peter Rich Edward Askew
and Robert kilner, and that they are in present possession
thereof, The premisses he deposeth because he was present
at, and did heare and see the bargaine predeposed made
and the possession predeposed delivered.

Abraham Jacobson Larson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]



Peter Rich


Primary sources


PROB 4/17767 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Dyson, John, of Lambeth, Surrey, merchant 1673

PROB 11/411/182 Will of Sir Peter Rich, Alderman of the City of London of City of London. 07 September 1692

SP 46/137/705 State Papers Domestic: Supplementary. ADMIRALTY. Tenders: Name of Contractor: Peter Rich Commodity: Deals, dram timber, etc. 05 July 1671