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To the 4th hee saith the sugars laden in the sayd shipp were laden in chests soe
that hee knoweth not what condition they were in when laden./

To the 5th hee saith there was very little fayer weather during the shipps whole passage
betwixt Lisbon and London and the shipp touched not at any port but came directly
to the downes and stayed there one night to take in a pylott and soe came to London
and saith hee knoweth not of any protest made And further hee cannot answere/

To the 6th hee saith hee is one of the shipps company and was Gunner of her
and helped to dennage and store the goods and sith hee hath receaved all his wages
saving about forty shillings which the master deteyned till hee has receaved his
freight And further hee cannot answere

To the 7th hee saith hee knoweth not in what part of the shipp any mans particular
goods were stowed but saith most of the sugars brought in her were stowed
abafte in the dryest and most convenient places of the sayd shipp, and that the ballast and
dennage of the sayd shipp was about seaven or eight inches thick above the
kilson of the shipp if not more, which in this deponents Judgment
is a sufficient dennageing for any goods And further hee cannot answere/

To the 8th hee saith that to the best of his remembrance there were none of the
masts or cables of the sayd shipp not in the store And further saving his
foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere more particularly to this Interrogatorie/

To the 9th Interrogatorie hee saith hee knoweth that though a shipp bee stronge and
staunch before a storme, yet shee may by the violence of the storme and
by bearing sayle therein strayne her seames and receave much dammage
under water thereby as well as above And further hee cannot answere/

To the 10th hee saith hee beleeveth the shipp was soe strong when shee came from
Lisbone that shee was pumped only once or twice a day
but coming to sea and meeting with fowle water shee was after that pumped very
often And further hee cannot answere/

To the last hee saith hee Cannot answere knowing nothing thereof./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/



The same day

Examined on the sayd allegation/


Thomas Poollen of Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney and
County of Middlesex Mariner aged twenty seaven yeares
or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith hee this deponent went
Boatswaine of the arlate shipp the Oporto Merchant the voyage in question
which begain in August 1656 and thereby knoweth that in the sayd moneth
and ever since the arlate Joseph Careswell, and alsoe Mr Rowland hill
and Mr John hill and others of their Company were commonly reputed the lawfull
owners and Proprietors of the sayd shipp and her tackle apparrell and
furniture And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 2 article hee saith that hee this deponent being boatswaine of the sayd shipp
and by his office to take Accompt of what goods were laden aboard the sayd ship
the sayd voyage, which hee did accordingly, thereby knoweth, that there were laden at


Primary sources



C 6/164/27 Short title: Ceely v Perrett. Plaintiffs: Christopher Ceely, Daniel Barker, Daniel Ely, Rowland Hill and John Mayne. Defendants: Daniel Perrett and Thomas Gowld. Subject: money matters, Devon. Document type: bill, answer. 1662

C 6/167/9 Short title: Bushell v Bonner. Plaintiffs: Edward Bushell, Rowland Hill and John Hill. Defendants: John Bonner and Timothy Brigg. Subject: money matters, Middlesex. Document type: bill, two answers. 1664


PROB 11/358/384 Will of Rowland Hill, Merchant and Mercer of Saint Botolph without Bishopsgate, City of London 27 November 1678