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To the 4th article and the schedule therein mentioned and now read to him hee
saith the sayd shipp haderene at her seizure had abord her betweene decks
divers hogsheads of vineger and pipes of brandie and in her great Cabin
severall bales of goods (the contents whereof hee knoweth not but hath heard they
were paper) but the number or markes of the sayd hogsheads pipes or bales
hee remembreth not, which goods continued aboard her stowed in the same
places they here seized, untill the tyme they were delivered at Plymouth to the
officers of Prize goods belonging to this Commonwealth, this hee the better knoweth
being a Midd shipp man and imployed by the sayd Godfrey to see the sayd viniger
Brandie landed and delivered, and accordingly this deponent did see the
same delivered in to the storehouses of the Officers for prize goods there and did observe
that when the sayd Viniger and brandie was soe stowed that the hatches could not
bee opened without removeing them and therefore is the more certayne they continuing
in the same manner stowed as they were seized And further to this article
and schedule hee cannot depose./

To the 5th hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the lawe and the Registry of
this Court and his foregoeing deposition and saving the same cannot
further depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

Richard Magin [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The nineth of July 1667.

On the behalfe of Jacob Luce and}
Charles Corsellis of London Merchants}
touching the shipp the Black horseman.}

Rp. Nevill.

John Daniel of the citie of London Notary publique
aged fourtie yeeres or thereabouts, Samuel
Vernon of the same citie Merchant aged 44 yeeres or thereabouts and
John Weekes of the same citie servant of Laurence
Martel of the citie afore said Merchant aged
twenty yeeres or thereabouts, sworne before
the right Worshippfull John Godolphin doctor of lawes one of the
Judges of the high Court of the Admiraltie of England
say and deposeth respectively by vertue of their oathes

That on or about the thirteenth day of June 1657 last past
they were all present at the house of Laurence Martel
situat in ffenchurch streete London, and sawe him signe seale
and for his act and deed deliver the bill of sale (now showed
unto them) of the said shipp the Black horsman, bearing
date the said thirteenth of June last, which being soe donne, they
as witnesses thereof soe their names respectivley on the back
thereof as thereon appeareth. And further that they well
know the said Laurence Martell and alsoe Jacob Luce and
Charles Corsellis to be all English men and Merchants of



Richard Magin (midshippman)

Charles Corsellis
John Daniel (notary publique, London) (b. ca. 1627, m. ?, d.1665)
Jacob Luce (b.?, m.?, d. 1688)
Laurence Martel (b. ?, m. ?, d. 1677)
Samuel Vernon (merchant, London)

John Weekes (servant of Laurence Martel, London)


Storehouses of the Officers for prize goods

ffenchurch streete London



Black Horseman


pipes of brandie



Primary sources

Charles Corsellis

C 6/62/32 Short title: Corsellis v Parker. Plaintiffs: Charles Corsellis, John Corsellis, Segar Corsellis, Anne Corsellis his wife and Joseph Alston. Defendants: Henry Parker. Subject: manor of Much Bentley, Essex. Document type: answer only. 1676

PROB 11/441/110 Will of Charles Corsellis, Gentleman of Saint Martin in the Fields, Middlesex 06 November 1697

PROB 32/37/92 Deceased: Corsellis, Charles, St. Martin in the Fields, Middx. Inventory 10 September 1697 - 30 September 1697

William Boeve's will includes references to Nicholas Corellis, and the Luce brothers (Jacob and Luke)
- "I give to the said Nicholas Corsellis, Luke Lucie and Jacob Lucie for their paines therein to bee taken to every of them Twenty pounds a peece in money"
- PROB 11/305/93 Will of William Boeve of Saint Dunstan in the East 10 July 166

Maurice Thompson's daughter, Martha, married a Corsellis
- "I give and confirme to my deare brothers George & William and Robert Thomson Trustees for my daughter Martha Corsellis during her naturall life the yearely summe of One Hundred Pounds"
- PROB 11/351/63 Will of Maurice Thomson of Haversham, Buckinghamshire 09 May 167

Additional Sources

John Daniel

PROB 11/318/517 Will of John Daniel, Notary Public of London. 18 November 1665

Jacob Luce

Brother of Luke Luce. William Boeve's wife Ann was the sister of Luke and Jacob Lucie, who, like William Boeve, were also of the Dutch church of London.

PROB 11/390/418 Exton 1-44 Will of Jacob Lucie of Saint Katherine Coleman, City of London 12 December 1688

Luke Luce

Luke Luce (b. ca. 1613, d. ca.1663), London merchant, of St Katherine Coleman. Brother of Jacob Luce. William Boeve's wife Ann was the sister of Luke and Jacob Lucie, who, like William Boeve, were also of the Dutch church of London.

HCA 13/64 f.? :Case: XXXX: Deposition: Luke Luce, of St Catherin Coleman, London, Merchant, aged 38: Date: May 5th 1651

http://marinelives-tools.wikispot.org/PROB_11/312/250_Will_of_Luke_Luce%2C_of_Saint_Katherine_Coleman%2C_City_of_London_24_October_1663 PROB 11/312/250 Will of Luke Luce, of Saint Katherine Coleman, City of London 24 October 1663]

Laurence Martel

HCA 13/64 ff.21r-22r: Case: Thomas Papillon and Laurence Martell: Deposition: Philippus Minutoli, Citizen and Merchant of London, aged 46: Date: November 25:th 1650
Deposition: 2. Jacobus Corsellis, of S:t Gabriellis ffanchurch, London, Merchant, aged XX: Date: November 16th 1650

PROB 4/8681 Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660. Martel, Laurence, of St Gabriel Fanchurch, London, merchant. 5 June 1679

PROB 11/355/34 Will of Lawrence Martel, Merchant of Saint Gabriel Fenchurch, City of London. 05 March 1677
PROB 11/355/71 Sentence of Laurenty Martell of Saint Gabriel Fenchurch, City of London. 07 July 1677
PROB 11/411/429 Will of James Martell, Merchant of London. 08 October 1692

PROB 18/9/36 Probate lawsuit Martell v Martell, concerning the deceased Laurence Martell, [merchant] of St Gabriel, Fenchurch, London. Allegation. 1677

LONDON HEARTH TAX: St Gabriel Fanchurch: 'North side Fanchurch Strett': Larance (sic) Martell 9 hearths[1]
- SEE: Larance Martell (alias Lawrence), London Merchant; "XXXX Fanchurch Street, Langborne Ward & Aldgate Ward" (ML (1677); POSSIBLY RELATED PROB 11/565 Tenison 15 -206 Will of Ann Martell, Widow of London 05 September 1718)

Samuell Vernon

PROB 11/355/324 Will of Samnell Vernon, Pewterer of London. 29 November 1677

John Weekes

POSSIBLY PROB 11/348/378 Will of John Weekes, Merchant of Lixa. 28 August 1675

Secondary sources

  1. 'Hearth Tax: City of London 1666: Saintt Gabrill Fanchurch', London Hearth Tax: City of London and Middlesex, 1666 (2011), viewed 15/02/12