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The ninettenth of
June 1658.

The claime of Robert Stiles William Kiffen William}
Peacock ffrancis Prince and others English}
merchants and subjects of this Comonwealth}
for the ship the Charity, George Prince Master and her tackle}
and furniture, and her lading seized at Barbadoes by}
the Marston Moore ffrigot in the Imediate service}
of this Comonwealth, and by her Carried to Jamaica}

Rp. 1

William Kiffin of London
Merchant aged fourtie one
yeares or thereabouts, sworne
and examined.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that
in and for all the time arlate the producents Robert Stiles and
companie arlate were and at present are the true and lawfull
owners and proprietors of the shipp the Charitie articulate and of
her tackle apparell and furniture, and for such commonly accounted,
which hee knoweth being one of the foresaid owners and one of the
originall buyers of her and having continued an owner all the
said time. And further hee doth not depose.

To the second and third articles hee saith and deposeth that
within the time aforesaid, and more particulaly in or about the
moneth of November last, the said shipp the Charitie was by
Robert Stiles and ffrancis Prince two of the said owners on behalfe
of themselves and the rest of the said owners and with their consent
set out from the port of Amsterdam to goe and saile to the
Barbada's or some other part or place thereabouts and there to
trade and make retourne for the said owners account, and that there
was to that end a cargo of goods laded and put aboard her at
Amsterdam, the greatest or at least a very considerable part
of which lading did and doth belonge to the said owners of the said
shipp, and the rest of the severall merchants of Amsterdam, and noe
part thereof to any of the enemies of this Commonwealth. The
premisses touching the said lading hee deposeth
from advises and letters from some of his said fellow owners
living in Amsterdam that were entred in the said lading, and from
conference since had with some of them. And saith that as hee
hath bin credibly informed by letters and otherwise, the said shipp
after her departure from Amsterdam, ariving at the Barbada's,
was there seized with all her said lading, by Captaine My[?nn]es
in the Marston Moore frigot and carried away from the said owners
to Jamaica. And further hee deposeth not.

To the fourth hee saith that the said owners of the said shipp are all Englishmen
and subiects of this Commonwealth and persons well affected
to the present government thereof and for such commonly accounted
and are by name this deponent, Robert Stiles, William Peacock
henry Browne ffrancis Prince, and Seager Corsellis, of which
this deponent and the said Stiles are the originall buyers, and
afterwards tooke the rest into ownershipp, selling
them parts of the said shipp.

To the fifth and the copie of the affidavit mentioned unto



William Kiffin

"Heath tax: 1666

St Giles (without) Cripplegate : Powells ally

William Kiffin 7 hearths"[1]


Primary sources



C 5/510/60 Short title: Kiffin v Wycherly. Plaintiffs: William Kiffin. Defendants: Daniel Wycherly and another. Subject: property in St Peter le Poer, London. Document type: Bill, two answers. 1682

C 6/178/87 Short title: Taswell v Chumley. Plaintiffs: James Taswell . Defendants: Henry Chumley , William Kiffin and Henry Hills . Subject: money matters, Middlesex. Document type: bill, three answers. 1667

C 111/190 PACKET 31: UNKNOWN CAUSES (Documents found loose in box): Release of Edward Doe, and his wife, Ursula, and George Wells, and his wife, Mary, all of Wantage, Berks, to William Kiffin of London, John Eyles of London, Elias Clarke of Wantage, doctor of physic, and Robert Keate of Wantage of land in Wantage. 1682
  1. 'Hearth Tax: City of London 1666: St Giles (without) Cripplegate : Powells Alley and Purse Alley', London Hearth Tax: City of London and Middlesex, 1666 (2011), viewed 25/12/13