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To the 3d hee saith that at Leghorne there were laden on board
the said ship the Lixon ffrigot, a quantitye of oyle, Rice
soape, some paper, and some other Comodityes (but the Vallue
thereof, or for whose Account they were laden hee knoweth not,)
and saith hee beleeveth the said goods were Consigned to
be Delivered at Oratava, if they could there get prattick for
the same and further hee cannot depose./.:.
To the 4th hee saith the said ship sailed from Ligorne to
Oratava, and there arrived, and otherwise negatively
saving his foregoeing deposition./.
To the 5th negatively for his part: saving as aforesaid./.
To the 6th hee saith that the said Ketcher seeing hee could not
get prattick for his said ship the Lisbone ffrigot at
Oratava as aforesaid set saile for the Maderas as aforesaid. and otherwise
To the 7th hee cannot depose thereto:/:
The marke of
the said Man:/.
The 10th day of January
Examined on the said Allegation./:
Thomas Wilkinson, of Wapping in the parish
of Stepney and County of Middlesex Mariner
late Masters Mate of the Ship the Lixon ffrigot. aged
30 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and Examined:
To the first and second articles of the said Allegation hee saith
and deposeth that hee hath well knowne the arlate ship
the Lixon ffrigot, (Bartholomew Ketcher Master) these said [?three] yeeres last during all which space
He hath belonged to this Port, and alsoe all the said
time and longer hath really belonged to English men, and
subjects of this Comonwealth, And saith that all the
said Mariners that served in the said ship the Voyage
in question, were English men, and subjects of the said
Comonwealth (except one Carole Tye who was an
Italian), which said mariners together with the Master of
the said ship, and the said Tye, Consisted and were
Eleaven men and a boy, and not more. This hee knoweth
for that hee went out Mate of the said ship, the Voyage
in question, and soe Continued untill, and after her discharge
here at this Port, and further cannot depose./:
To the third hee saith the said Lixon ffrigot arrived on or
neere about the 25th day of October 1658 in Oratava Road
and saith hee heard the said Ketcher, when hee was
in the said Road desire the said Tye to use his utmost Indeavour
dilligence and care ashore to get Prattick for the said
Ship, or to that effect, and further hee cannot depose::
To the fourth, and 5th hee saith that upon the said day that the
said Ship arrived in the said Road of Oratava, the foresaid
Carola Tye, did there goe ashore in a Dutch Boate, that belonged
to a Dutch Ship, there rijding (sic), whereof one Captaine Cornelius
- "Thursday, December 23, 2004
English Captain: Bartholomew Kitcher (or Ketcher)
In the list of English captains, R. C. Anderson spells the name Bartholomew Ketcher. In an earlier article, R. C. Anderson said that Bartholomew Kitcher probably had fought at the Battle of Scheveningen in the Half Moon (30 guns). Captain Kitcher commanded the Half Moon from 1653 to 1654, and commanded the Great Charity in 1659. Both of these ships were Dutch prizes. The Dutch name for the Half Moon was Halve Maan. The ship had been hired by the Monnikendam Directors. Her Dutch captain was Hendrick Pieterszoon. The ship was captured at the Battle of the Gabbard in June 1653. The Great Charity was an Amsterdam Directors' ship, the Groote Liefde (38 guns), captured at the Battle of Portland in February 1653. Her Dutch captain was Bruijn van Seelst. He commanded the ship from early 1652 until the Battle of Portland. She was was a large ship, 132ft x 29ft x 13.5ft (Amsterdam feet).
Sources: R. C. Anderson, 'English Fleet-Lists in the First Dutch War', The Mariner's Mirror, Vol.XXIV No.4, October 1938; R. C. Anderson, 'List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660', 1964; James C. Bender, unpublished manuscript "Dutch Ships 1620-1700", 2004."
- There is a manuscript bill of lading signed by Bartholomew Kitcher, master of the ship the Merchant Adventurerdated 1661, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The bill of lading is for the delivery of 11 pipes of canary wines to London from Tenerife, 
- Blog entry, Thursday, December 23, 2004: English captain: Bartholomew Kitcher (or Ketcher), viewed 29/07/13
- NMM Object ID: AML/N/8, Description: BARTHOLOMEW KITCHER, Bill of lading, 13 Oct 1661 (Formerly FD/7). Date made: 1661), viewed 29/07/13
- , viewed 28/01/14