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The 29th of February 1655

Examined upon the foresaid allegation

Williams and Company aforesaid}
against Rowse and others.}

dt: 3.

Richard Langford of Poplar Mariner aged
55 or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that in the
moneth of September 1655 and thereabouts the producent William Williams
and company were owners and freighters of the shipp the Elizabeth and
Anne arlate, (meaning and understanding (by the said owners and freighters)
the said mr William Williams, mr Samuel Moyer, mr John Langley, mr James
Wich and this deponent himselfe, and not that all the shipps owners were
freighters) and saith that the arlate mr humphrey hardwick was at that
time Super cargo or factor aboard her of and for the said owners and freighters,
and for and as such commonly accompted and reputed, which hee knoweth
being then commander of the said shipp, and alsoe a part owner. And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that in the said yeare and
moneth or thereabouts the said shipp the Elizabeth and Anne (and alsoe
the said humphrey hardwick in her, and the shipp the Caesar arlate (whereof
the arlate Clement harby was Sopra cargo or factor) were and remained
together in the Roade of Nathalago, both then intended to goe to Petras
to buy and lade currans; which he knoweth to be true being then commander
of the Elizabeth and Anne as aforesaid. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third Article he saith and deposeth that while the said two
shipps were soe in the Roade of Nathalago, the said two Sopra Cargo's
hardwick and harby concluded and agreed together that (in regard they were
both bound for Petras, and by going both, they might raise the price
of currans, and disputes might happen) only one of the said shipps and
factors should goe, and concluded that the Caesar and the said harby in her
should goe thither, and that what currans should there be bought,
should be shared and devided in halfes betwixt and for the accompt of
both their principalls, namely one halfe for the accompt of the said mr
Williams and Company and the other halfe for the said mr harbys principalls
or such others as hee should consigne them unto, or to the same effect, which
hee knoweth being present at the said agreement and acquainted with
the termes and conditions thereof.

To the fourth article hee saith and deposeth that at the said time and
place it was further covenanted and agreed betweene the said parties
that the said currans so to be bought by the said harby, and which should fall to the share
and moitie of the said Williams and company (principalls of the said
hardwick) should be brought in the said shipp the Caesar to Argastall
or such other port or place as harby should order to meete the Elizabeth
and Anne, and there delivered on board the said shipp the Elizabeth
and Anne to the said hardwick or his assignes for the use of his
said principalls, freight-free, or to the same effect. which hee knoweth
for the reasons aforesaid being present at the said agreement. and
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fifth article hee saith and deposeth that upon the making the
foresaid contract and agreement, the said humphrey hardwick did



Clement Harby

Humphrey Hardwick

Richard Langford

John Langley

Samuel Moyer

James Wich

William Williams


Primary sources



C 5/410/122 Short title: Holworthy v Wych. Plaintiffs: John Holworthy. Defendants: James Wych. Subject: money matters, Middlesex. Document type: bill, answer. 1654

C 6/134/59 Short title: Fudge v Williams. Plaintiffs: William Fudge. Defendants: William Williams, John Langley, Samuel Moyer, James Wych and Richard Langford. Subject: money matters, Middlesex. Document type: bill, demurrer. 1657
C 6/143/81 Short title: Harby v Charlton. Plaintiffs: Susannah Harby widow. Defendants: Robert Charlton . Subject: personal estate of the deceased Clement Harby , of Middlesex. Document type: bill, demurrer. SFP. 1657
C 6/145/6 Short title: Abdy v Wyche. Plaintiffs: Robert Abdy, George Smyth, William Vincent, Nathaniel Wyche, Thomas Bowyer and John Juxon. Defendants: James Wyche. Subject: money matters. Document type: replication. 1660

C 10/26/1 Robert Abdy, George Smith, William Vincent, Nathaniel Wyer, Thomas Bowyer, John Juxon and others v James Wych: money matters, Kent. Bill and motion 1658
C 10/52/6 Robert Abdy and others v James Wych: money matters. Demurrer 1659
C 10/54/7 Robert Abdy, George Smith, Edward Kempe and others v James Wych: money matters. Answer 1659


PROB 11/278/576 Will of George Wyche, Merchant of London 28 May 1658

PROB 11/296/306 Will of Humphry Hardwick, Merchant of London 08 December 1659

PROB 11/373/443 Will of Samuel Moyer of Saint Giles without Cripplegate 03 August 1683

PROB 11/411/117 Will of John Langley, Fishmonger of London 23 August 1692
PROB 11/439/302 Will of John Langley, Vintner of Saint Giles in the Fields, Middlesex 05 August 1697