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ánd paid here in London, which have bin many and greate summes and being
900 li, which this deponent upon the said ffords order paid in the yeare 1653
to mr Nicholas Blake merchant. And more particularly to the said
fourth Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that upon the 27th and 28th dayes
of ffebruary last past this deponent (having carefully made
and cast up the account of all his dealings with the said ffrancis fford
and moneys received from him) findeth and confesseth to have bin and to
be clearly remayning in his hands as the ballance of the account, the
summe of sixtie seven pounds two shillings and six pence. And moreover
hee this deponent hath received upon a letter received from the said ffrancis
fford and one Edward Collinson[?e] (dated at the Barbada's 27 October 1652)
and a bill of exchange and goods therein mentioned, the summe of five hundred and
seven pounds and ten shillings, which was on the said 27 and 28 ffebruary last was alsoe remaining in his hands,
but whether the same be the estate of the said Collinson or fford hee
cannot depose, and leaveth the said letter for the further information of
this Court therein, howbeit he beleiveth it to be the estate of the
said fford, yet he hath given the said Collinson an account thereof
according to the said letter and according to other order which hee received in
another letter from the said fford. And that saving as aforesaid hee
this deponent hath noe estate of or belonging to the said fford in
his hands or possessing whatsoever [?eviors] of the account (if ány
be, which hee doth not knowe) excepted

=Marke Mortimer [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before doctor Godolphin


The tenth of March 1655. [CENTRE HEADING]

On behalfe of the State.

Rendt. .1

See the second A.10.

Captain Thomas Breedon of the parish of Saint
Peters Paulse wharfe London Brewer aged 36 yeares
or thereabouts sworne before the right Worshipfull John Godolphin
Doctor of lawes one of the Judges of the high Court
of the Admiraltie, saith and deposeth by vertue of his

That in the moneth of August 1653 there was a shipp (taken at
the Barbada’s by Captaine Robert harding and Company) brought as
prize to Salem in New England, at which time this deponent was there, and
sawe such her bringing in, and saith her lading was and consisted of
about foure thousand and odd hides, an hundred and odd chests of sugar
and [?since XXXXX], which cargo was there shared out amongst the said
harding and Company, and the tenths thereof received in kinde
by Mr John Endicot (then Governour of Massachusets) his order
of the sight and knowledge of this deponent, who bought
the said ship (named the Spirite Sante and afterwards the Happie [?EntXXXXX GUTTER]
of the said harding and company with the consent of the said Governour
to which Governor this deponent paid the summe of thirtie pounds in money for
the tenths thereof, namely of the said shipp with her tackle and furniture.

Thos breedon [?ff] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


Primary sources



PROB 11/395/1 Will of Thomas Breedon 01 April 1689