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The 31th of March 1658./

Saunders and others owners of the Isaack)
against the Saint Jacob and John Clason)
Master of her Smith)

Examined on the sayd Interrogatorie./


William Westcot of Saint Buttolphs Algate London
Pewterer aged forty two yeares or thereabouts sworne before the sayd doctor Godolphin saith
as followeth videlicet./

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith he well knew the Isaack having
seene her severall tymmes at London shee bringing goods severall voyages from
Plymouth to London for this deponents accompt, And saith that hee receaved
a letter of Advice from his Agent Robert Saunders of Plymouth that
the voyage in question there were by him the sayd Saunders laden aboard
the sayd shipp the Isaack for Accompt of him this deponent thirty fower slabbs
of Tinne weighing (as by the bill of ladeing thereof sent in
the sayd letter of Advice doth and may appeare) thirty eight hundred and
twenty six pounds, and marked as in the margent as by the sayd bill
of ladeing alsoe doth and may appeare, which Tinne soe laden as by Accompt
receaved by this deponent from one Lawrence Growden this deponents Agent
who bought the same for this deponent, cost this deponent two
hundred nynteene pounds fower shillings and eight pence sterling
money, And in case the same had come safe to London the sayd Tinne
would according to the market prizes of tinne now there current) have yeilded
two hundred twenty sixe pounds fifteene shillings and eight pence of
lawfull English money, And soe much hee verily beleeveth and is
perswaded in his conscience the sayd Tinne was well worth And saith that
by the sayd letter of Advice sent to this deponent from the sayd Saunders
it doth appeare that the sayd shipp sett sayle therewith under the
Conduct of an English Convoy from Plymouth about the seaventeenth
day of ffebruary last bound for London And further to those Interrogatories
hee cannot answere being none of the Company of the Isaack no knowing
what other goods shee had aboard her at her coming from thence
saving hee saith hee beleeveth shee had tinne and divers other goods
aboard her then for other persons for that hee hath seene severall
bills of ladeing for Tinne laden aboard her the sayd voyage for
Accompt of the Interrogants Thomas Gregs and Robert Moulins, and
hath seene a Cockett sent from the Customs house at
Plymouth whereby it appeareth there was alsoe the sayd voyage laden aboard her
divers ferkings of butter, and severall other goods for divers persons/

To the 3: 4th and 5th Interrogatories hee cannot depose any thing of
his certayne knowledge touching the contents of them
being none of the Company of the Isaack, but only Owner as aforesayd
of a part of her ladeing the voyage in question./

To the 6th Interrogatorie hee saith hee knew the shipp Isaack but being
noe seaman hath noe Judgment what burthen shee was of but hath heard
William Thomas her Master say shee was fowerscore tonne burthen and



William Westcot/Wescott


Primary sources



PROB 11/370/423 Will of William Wescott, Pewterer of Saint Botolph without Aldgate London 04 August 1682