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The fifteenth of September 1657.

Lowe and company against}
Townsend and others}

Examined upon an allegation yesterday given in
on behalfe of the said lowes and company.
touching the 6 Brothers}

Rp. Clements.


Thomas Greene of the parish of Saint Mary Magdalen
Bermondsea Mariner, aged 34 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and exámined.

To the first article hee saith that the arlate William Beecham was
the time arlate commonly accounted owner of the lighter and
Wharfinger of the Wharfe arlate, And otherwise hee cannot depose
not knowing the person of the said Beecham.

To the second and third árticles hee saith and deposeth that in the moneth
of June last, the shipp the Six brothers arlate came and arived
in the river of Thames laden with sugars and other Merchandizes
from Portugall, and that the arlate William Greene was then master
and Edward Lewes and company then owners of the said shipp and
of her tackle and furniture and for such commonly accounted
which hee knoweth being then and still masters mate of her, and
ariving in her. And saith that in or about the middle of
July last the said shipp being come come to an anchor neere
Ratcliff Crosse, there came a lighter aboard her to carry goods
ashore, and the lightermen said that shee belonged to the
Wharfinger of Raphes key, but the name of the lighter hee
did not heare. And being soe come aboard the shipp hee saith
there were by the said Mr Greene the masters order thirtie chests
of sugar and other sugars and goods taken out of the shipp and put into the said lighter
to be carried ashore, and that the said thirtie chests and other sugars
soe put from on board the shipp into the lighter, were all at
the time of such putting into the lighter all well conditioned
of the sight and knowledge of this deponent, who saw and
helped in the putting the same into the foresaid lighter. But
to whom the said thirtie chests of sugar were belonging, hee hath not [bin GUTTER]
made acquainted, only hee saith hee heard the arlate Nathaniell
Townsend say that they were his sugars. And further hee
cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that the first day that they wrought in
delivering the said sugars aboard the said lighter
after they had delivered severall chests, his contest William
dennis Carpenter of the Six Brothers being in the Lighter
called to this deponent and told him hee found the lighter unt[ight]
and insufficient, and calling him into her, showed this deponent
how the seames of her decke were open, as this deponent saith [they]
were, in soemuch that this deponent could and did thrust his [knife]
upp to the heft through the seames, and noticed they pumped [for]



William Greene


Primary sources



PROB 11/262/375 Will of William Greene, Mariner of London 23 February 1657
PROB 11/335/490 Will of William Greene, Gentleman of Saint Mary Magdalene Bermondsey, Surrey 07 April 1671
PROB 11/338/442 Will of William Greene or Green, Gentleman of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Surrey 07 April 1672
PROB 11/433/336 Will of William Greene, Mariner of Stepney, Middlesex 06 August 1696