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The 19th of September 1657/

John Jeffreyes and Robert Lewellin against}
Jacob Moulson Smith ffrancklin}

Examined upon the allegation given in on the behalfe
of the sayd Moulson./

Rp. jus

Robert Oldfeild of Spalding in the County of Lincoln
gentleman aged twenty two yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the 1: 2: and 3 articles of the sayd allegation hee saith hee was not privie to the
bargaine made betweene the arlate John Jefferies and Robert Lewellin
touching the hyre and takeing to freight of the shipp Unitie arlate
of the arlate Smith Roberts and Moulson, and therefore
cannot depose at what rates or upon what conditions shee was hyred nor can
depose ought touching the provisions or victualls put aboard the sayd
shipp either as to the quantitie or by whome put on board And therefore
cannot depose to those articles./

To the 4th article hee saith that hee this deponent went a passenger in
the sayd shipp the Unitie
the voyage in question and was to have resided
in Mary Land, in Virginia with a ffactor of the sayd Lewellin there and
by theat meanes knoweth that in the moneth of June 1654 the sayd
shipp sett sayle from Gravesend upon the voyage in question but by
Contrary windes arrived not in dublin Roade till about the second
of August next after./

To the 5th article hee cannot depose/

To the 6th article hee saith that soone after the arrivall of the sayd
shipp Unitie in the harbour of dublin hee heard one Mr White a
factor for the sayd Jeferies and Lewellin saye that hee had provided
noe servants passengers on the behalfe of the sayd Jeffreyes
and Lewellin to goe in the sayd ship, And saith that while
the sayd shipp stayed there which was about a moneths tyme, there were to
the number of thirty servants and and (sic) upwards provided as passengers
servants for the sayd Jefferies and Llewellin, {a}ll which servants
soe provided or the most of them were provided by the meanes and
procurement of the sayd Moulson, but the certayne number that
of all that were provided hee remembreth not, And saith of those
servants provided two of them runne away and carried away the
shipps skiff with them, and an other of them (being a woman) was
vehemently suspected to bee a witch, and for that reason was
sett a shoare the company fearing shee might prove dangerous to
the voyage And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 7th article hee saith hee being a passenger aboard as a foresayd
did observe that there were a great quantitie of deales (but the
number hee remembreth not) cut out while the sayd shipp
remayned at dublin and in the voyage arlate, to make cabbins for
the servants and passengers and to make a bulke head and other conveniencies



Robert Oldfeild


Primary sources



PROB 4/18701 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Oldfeild, Dame Elizabeth, of Spalding, Lincs, widow. 29 April 1689

PROB 11/324/410 Will of Robert Oldfeild of Spalding. 18 July 1667
PROB 11/328/92 Will of Sir Anthony Oldfeild of Spalding, Lincolnshire. 06 October 1668
PROB 11/381/528 Will of Dame Elizabeth Oldfeild, Widow of Spalding, Lincolnshire. 05 December 1685
PROB 11/417/416 Will of Anthony Oldfeild, Gentleman of Spalding, Lincolnshire. 07 December 1693