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traverse the gunnes and doe their utmost endeavour to defend the shipp
untill the Masters legg was shott off and then the Master and alsoe
William Blunt his mate commanded the Colours to bee taken downe and
thereupon henry Kenyon did take them downe, and the sayd Blunt called
out for quarter and crept upon his hands and his knees to avoide shott and
thereby soe discouraged the Company that thereupon they all called for
quarter And further hee cannot answere./

To the last hee saith hee heard not of the Elizabeth and dorothy her being
retaken by the English and brought to Plymouth untill hee came to
London, and further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere/

haniball Jennins [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The last of July 1657./

The clayme of Thomas Wilde William Scapes
Richard huntington James Cheney and Christofer}
Greene all of Yarmouth and subiects of the Common=
wealth of England for a certayne shipp called}
the Phenix (whereof Christopher Greene was}
Master) and the tackle apparrell and furniture}
and the Coales laden aboard the same taken by}
a Dunkirke Man of Warr, and Rescued from the}
sayd Man of Warr by some of the shipps in the}
imediate service of the Commonwealth of}
England: Budd ffrancklin}

Examined upon an allegation given
in the 29th of July by ffrancklin on
the behalfe of the sayd Wild and others
the Claymers./

John Scapes of Yarmouth Merchant
aged twenty two yeares or thereabouts
a wittnesse sworne and examined
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee being
an Inhabitant of Yarmouth and a neere neighbour to the producents
and seeing the shipp the Phenix while shee was in building and being
present when shee was first launched thereby knoweth that the sayd shipp
was originally built at Yarmouth, and and (sic) remembreth shee was soe built there in the yeare one thousand sixe
hundred fifty sixe and for Accompt and by the order of the sayd
Thomas Wilde William Scapes Richard huntington James Cheney
and Christopher Greene all Merchants of Yarmouth and subiects
of this Commonwealth who ever since her first building have bin and
are Commonly reputed the lawfull owners of her, and this deponent
knoweth that the sayd Wilde and Scapes, huntington, Cheney and
Greene have as Owners of her fitted her out for severall voyages
to Newcastle and Sunderland to lade Coales
for their Accompt, and have upon her returne disposed of
and sold such her ladeing as owners alsoe thereof, And hee
saith that ever since the building of the sayd shipp the same hath
belonged to the Port of Yarmouth, and further to this article hee
cannot depose./

To the second hee saith hee being a neere neighbour as aforesayd
knoweth and sawe that the sayd shipp Phenix was in the moneth
of July instant one thousand six hundred fifty seaven sett out by
the sayd Wild and other the Owners aforesayd upon a voyage from



Richard Huntington

William Scapes


Primary sources


E 134/25Chas2/East18 Israel Jackson, John Bolt, merchants. v. Thos. Blofeild, John Blofeild, Richard Huntington.: Wines imported by defendants from the Canary Islands (within the dominion of the King of Spain) into Great Yarmouth, in a ship called the "Samuel and Thomas, of Yarmouth." Touching the alleged taking of the ship into Dover harbour, and unloading and reloading her there, with the intention of defrauding the plaintiffs of the "prisage" due to them on the wines, &c., &c.: Norfolk; Spain; Kent. 30 January 1673 - 29 January 1674

PROB 11/236/330 Will of Henry Huntington of Yarmouth, Norfolk. 03 March 1654
PROB 11/339/457 Will of William Scapes, Merchant of Caister, Norfolk. 03 August 1672
PROB 11/347/579 Will of Samuell Huntington, Merchant of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. 31 May 1675
PROB 11/402/454 Will of Marmaduke Scapes, Mariner of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. 18 December 1690