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The 28th day of July 1657/

The affidavit of Walter John Senser Master}
of the shipp the King David touching the}
propriety of the sayd shipp her tackle}
apparrell and furniture}


Walter Senser Mariner Master of the sayd
shipp the King David sworne before the right
worshippfull John Godolphin doctor of lawes one
of the Judges of the high Court of Admiralty
of England saith and deposeth,

That the sayd Shipp the King David (whereof hee this deponent was
and is Master) now rideing at Anchor in the River of
Thames was and is a new built shipp and of the burthen of two
hundred Tonnes or thereabouts and was lately videlicet in the yeare one thousand sixe hundred fifty five built at Surdam in
holland and that William Scapes of Yarmouth hath of
his this deponents knowledge lately bought the same shipp and all her
tackle apparrell and furniture and masts sayles sayleyards Roapes
Anchors Cables, Gunnes Gunpowder Artillery tackle apparrell
and furniture and Cockboate to the sayd shipp belonging, for the use
of himselfe and partners therein, all English men
and subiects of this Commonwealth who now are the true and lawfull
Owners and Proprietors of the sayd shipp and her tackle and furniture
above declared. This hee the better knoweth being imployed by the
sayd William Scapes to buy the same in behalfe of him the sayd
William Scapes and his Partners.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin./

Walter Sensoes [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 24th day of July 1657/

John Tawley and others in the schedule annexed}
to the allegation mentioned Mariners of the Shipp}
the Recovery of which Joshua Barlett is Master}
against the sayd shipp and Master Suckley ffrancklin}

Examined upon an allegation and the
schedule therein mentioned given in the
22th of July aforesayd on behalfe of
the sayd Tawley and Company./

Rp. jus

Zacharie Welch of London yeoman aged twenty sixe
yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first second and third articles of the sayd allegation and to
the schedule in the sayd first article mentioned hee saith that hee this
deponent was a trader in the way of merchandize at the Barbados in the yeare one
thousand sixe hundred fifty sixe and that while this deponent continued
there the sayd shipp the Recoverie being arrived at the Barbados and
there having there delivered her ladeing and taken in there a ladeing of
sugar, Cotton, ginger and Tobaccoe to returne therewith to London this
deponent understanding the sayd shipp was bound from Barbados for
London did in the moneth of November 1656 aforesayd and about the
fower and twentieth of that moneth imbarque him selfe as a passenger
togeather with some certayne Casket of sugar which hee had to bee thense
transported for London on board the sayd shipp, at which tyme
and from thense untill the sayd shipps arrivall at London
the arlate Joshua Bartlet was Master and Commander of the sayd shipp
and had the Command of her as Master And the arlate John Tawley and



William Scapes

Zacharie Welch


Primary sources


PROB 11/339/457 Will of William Scapes, Merchant of Caister, Norfolk. 03 August 1672
PROB 11/399/170 Will of Zachariah Welch, Grocer of Colchester, Essex. 17 April 1690