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To the 4th hee saith hee knoweth by reason hee came from England in the shipp
Anne Pearcie in Company of the Eastland Merchant
shee had twenty gunnes and was a strong stowte shipp of the burthen of two hundred
and fifty tonnes or thereabouts but the value of her and her gunnes and provisions
hee knoweth not but siath it was a very considerable summe nor knoweth the
quantities or particulars of her ladeing saving hee knoweth there was flaxe in her
for that hee sawe some brought from on board her and put aboard the Spanish
Admiralls shipp wherein hee this deponent was a prisoner And further
cannot depose./

To the 5th hee cannot depose

To the 6th and the schedule therein mentioned hee saith that hee beleeveth the
know divers of the Company of the Eastland Marchant as namely Wellers
and Cox and Shau and Temple and Milborne and others in the sayd schedule
named and beleeveth that the sayd schedule doth conteyne the names of all the
sayd shipps Company And further hee cannot depose./

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

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

John [MARKE] Cozens his marke [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The last of december 1657/

Examined upon the sayd allegation./

Rp. 4us

Lewes Cox of Wapping in the parish of Whitechappell and County
of Middlesex Mariner Masters Mate of the Eastland Marchant
the voyage in question aged thirty two yeares or thereabouts a
wittnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first article hee saith that in the moneths and tyme arlate in the yeare 1657
the arlate John Smithier John Rivett Thomas Tayler and Company all Subiects
of this Commonwealth of England were the true and lawfull Owners and
proprietors of the arlate shipp the Eastland Merchant and her tackle Apparell
and furniture and for such commonly reputed this hee knoweth goeing Masters Mate
of the sayd shipp the voyage in question./

To the second and third article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this depo=
nent being Masters Mate of the Eastland Merchant well knoweth that upon
the fifth day of June one thousand sixe hundred fifty seaven the sayd shipp was
and remayned in the port of Bickery arlate, And saith that hee this deponent
was that day on shoare at or neere the Castle of Bickery and
continued there on shoare untill after the sayd shipp was seized And saith
that hee standing on shoare did on the sixth day of June last in the morning
see the Pinke and Potash of Ligorne under the Command of the arlate
Captaine Cardis (being assistant alsoe in the action with five sayle of Spanish
men of warr) fight with and fyre severall gunnes against the sayd shipp
the Eastland Merchant who made what resistance shee could against the sayd
Pinke and Potash and alsoe against the Spanish men of warr aforesayd but in time
shee was about nyne a Clocke that morning overpowered and seized by the
sayd Cardis and his Company of the sayd Pinke and Potash and the companyes
of the said Spanish men of warr and shee and her tackle and furniture and
the goods and Marchandizes aboard her ,(which were of great value) and alsoe the
Clothes Instruments and Adventures which the Master and Mariners had on board



John Rivett


Primary sources



C 5/380/108 Short title: Pratt v Smithier. Plaintiffs: Sir Geroge Pratt, bart. Defendants: John Smithier and others. Subject: property in Buckland, Berkshire. Document type: bill, answer. 1652

C 6/286/125 Short title: Kensey v Hyde. Plaintiffs: Richard Kensey. Defendants: Margaret Hyde, James Noble, John Cary, Sir John Crooke and William Angrave. Subject: lands and property John Smithier, in Chilton, Buckinghamshire. Document type: bill, two answers. 1674


PROB 11/305/133 Will of John Rivett, Skinner of London 18 July 1661
PROB 11/349/330 Sentence of John Smithier of Saint Christopher Le Stock, City of London 10 December 1675

PROB 18/6/38 Probate lawsuit Kensey v Smythier, concerning the deceased John Smithier of St Christopher the Stocks, London. Allegation, 3 interrogatories and schedule. 1674