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The 4th day of March 1658 English style

humfrey ffosse John Tucker and Charles howgate)
late mariners of the shipp the Scipio against)
Thomas Ewen the Captaine thereof)
Cheeke Smith)

Rp. jus

Thomas Pinshurst of Rederiff in the County
of Surrey Shipwright aged thirty five yeares
or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article hee saith that in the yeares 1648 1649 1650 and 1651
and moneths therein concurring and happening the arlate Thomas
Ewen was Master and Commander and alsoe a part Owner of the
arlate shipp the Scipio and had the care and charge of her as Master
committed to him and that as hee beleeveth by the rest of the Owners
of her and for Master of her in the yeares and moneths aforesayd hee
the sayd Thomas Ewen was Commonly reputed this hee
the better knoweth for that hee was Carpenters Mate aboard the sayd
shipp during all or most of the sayd tyme And further hee cannot

To the 2 article hee saith that within the tyme arlate and especially in
the yeare 1648 and as hee remembreth in the moneths of decemberor
January that yeare the sayd shipp Scipio was bound forth from this
Port of London upon a voyage to the streights and thence to returne
to London as the sayd Ewen when hee hyred this deponent to goe
Carpenters Mate the sayd voyage told this deponent, and the sayd shipp
had then noe designe of goeing to Brazeele or other parts of the
West Indies soe farr as this deponent then knew neither was this
deponent then hyred to goe Carpenters mate in her to Brazeele or any
other part of the West Indies but only to the Streights and soe to returne
for London And saith that in pursuance of such designe the sayd shipp
did in th emoneth of January fall downe from this Port of London
to Gravesend or Tilbury hope And further to this article hee cannot depose.

To the 3: 4th and 5th articles hee saith hee knoweth that the arlate
humfrey fosse John Tucker and Charles howgate did amongst others
serve as Mariners in the sayd ship Scipio the voyage in question and
did proceede and serve in her upon her voyage from this
Port of London to Genoa arlate where shee discharged her outward
ladeing and alsoe to Allecant where shee was reladed and sayled thence to
Lisbon and there discharged her second ladeing and at her soe coming
to Lisbon and soe discharging her second ladeing there hee this deponent
was paid off and satisfied his wages then due which was eight
moneths pay, and hee beleeveth the sayd fosse Tucker and
howgate and other the Mariners who served in her were there alsoe
paid eight months pay And further to these articles hee cannot depose
not being present at the hyreing of the sayd fosse Tucker and howgate
nor knowing at what rates or upon what conditions they were hyred

To the 6th and 7th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that
the sayd shipp having
discharged her sayd second ladeing at Lisbone the sayd Thomas Ewens
did propound unto the Company of the sayd shipp a new voyage to be
made with her from Lisbon to Brazeele which voyage the Company
or the greatest part of them did dislike in soe much that the Master



Thomas Pinshurst



Primary sources



PROB 4/3281 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Pinshurst, Thomas, of Redriffe, Surrey, shipwright. 10 June 1686

PROB 11/383/292 Will of Thomas Pinshurst, Shipwright of Rotherhithe, Surrey. 10 June 1686