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Contents thereof soe farr as hee can in his foregoeing deposition./

To the 2 hee saith hee hath not receaved his wages but hopeth to recover it
if the parties in this suite doe recover theirs, and saith hee this deponent being
a Prisoner as aforesayd till such tyme as hee could gett his Paroll, never sawe
the sayd shipp Elizabeth and dorothy since her seizure, nor knoweth
where shee is, and therefore did not desert her service, and to the rest of the
Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively for that hee knoweth the Master and the
shipp company did doe their endeavour to defend the sayd shipp and did traverse the
gunnes according to command, and the Interrate henry Kenyon did not take
downe the Auncient nor crye out for Quarter till hee was Commanded soe to doe
by William Blunt one of the Owners of the shipp and Masters Mate of her./

To the last hee saith hee did not desert the shipp Interrogate, being a prisoner
as aforesayd and therefore never heard any thing of her retakeing till hee
came into England and to London./

the marke of the sayd
James JX [MARKE] Massey./ [MARKE, RH SIDE]

Repeated with his precontest
before doctor Godolphin.


The thirtieth of July 1657.

On behalfe of the foresaid}
Sherwill and Crew touching}
the Suckley (sic).}

Rp. EA 3

William Winter of London Merchant aged 28
yeeres or thereabouts sworne before the fore said
John Godolphin doctor of lawes, Judge
afore said, and examined as aforesaid saith as

To the first second, third and fourth Interrogatories hee saith hee well knew the shipp the
Suckley interrate (whereof Thomas Wells was Commander) in
her last voyage interrate, and saith hee imbarqued himselfe in her
at Lisbone in or about the beginning of ffebruary last to goe
merchant of her to Tituan on the coast of Barbary thense
to fetch her lading of corne to Lisbone; and that shee departing
from Lisbone was by contrary windes and stresse of weather
driven back into the bay of Biscay, where the said Wells
her commander (having gotten some others of the company
into his confederacie) set upon and surprized the rest of the
company and this deponent on the 2{5}th of ffebruary last
old stile and bound this deponent with [match] and bound
alsoe some of the company, and the rest (that were not in confedracie with them) they put in hold and in cabbins
and put a guard with swords and pistoles upon them, and
then carried the said shipp into Saint Antonios in
Biscay under the command of the officers of the king of
Spaine, whether shee was carried by error of the pilot, whereas
hee the said pilot and the said captaine and confederates intended
to carry her to Passage; And both upon the said seizure and
surprizall and alsoe at her bringing in the said shipp to Saint Antonio's



William Winter



  • The port of Tituan (alias Tetuan, Tétouan) is located in the modern state of Morocco. The Wikipedia entry on 'Tetouan' descibes it as:

"The city is situated about 60 km east of the city of Tangier and 40 km south of the Spanish exclave of Ceuta (Sebta) and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is in the far north of the Rif Mountains. To the south and west of the city there are mountains. Tetuan is situated in the middle of a belt of orchards that contain orange, almond, pomegranate and cypress trees. The Rif Mountains are nearby, as the city is located in the Martil Valley. It is picturesquely situated on the northern slope of a fertile valley down which flows the Martil river, with the harbour of Tetouan, Martil, at its mouth. Behind rise rugged masses of rock, the southern wall of the Anjera country, once practically closed to Europeans, and across the valley are the hills which form the northern limit of the still more impenetrable Rif."[1]

  • Early-C17th English state papers refer to "Algier, Tunis, Sallie, Tituan and other portes of Barbary"[2]


    Primary sources



PROB 5/3543 Miscellaneous Inventories, Accounts, and Associated Documents. WINTER, William, of London, merchant, died at sea near Calais (includes account). 1671

Secondary sources

Lancelott Anderson, 'An account of West Barbary' in John Pinkerton, A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world, vol. 15 (London, 1814), pp. 403-441[3]
  1. 'Tétouan', Wikipedia entry, viewed 23/05/13
  2. Acts of the Privy Council of England, 1618 July - 1619 April (London, 1958), p.144
  3. Lancelott Anderson, 'An account of West Barbary' in John Pinkerton, A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world, vol. 15 (London, 1814), pp. 403-441