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To the 6.th article of the said Allegation hee saith and Deposth
that hee this deponent arrived in the ship the Violet (whereof hee was Purser and whereof Humphry Whyte was Master) at Virginia about the middle of Aprill last was
twelvemonth, which said Ship carried Negroes thether in her
and saith that the said Whyte of this Deponents knowledge sold severall Negroes the said
time for 35. li Sterling a peece and none under, and sold one
for forty pounds, and the Merchant in Virginia who receaved
most of the said Negroes brought thether in the said ship
might have sold them all. after the rate of 35. li a peece one
with an other, and saith that those Negroes were taken onboard
the said ship Violet. at Calabar in Guiney, which Negroes
hee saith are not soe good as Angola Negroes, and saith that
the said ship Violet came from Virginia to London and
brought a quantity of Elephants teeth hether in her the
best of which were sold for tenne pounds per hundred, and
the worst for Eight pounds per hundred or thereabouts cleare
of all charges, those rates being then, and for a long time ebfore
and alsoe at the present the Currant and usuall Rates
for Elephants Teeth, And further cannot depose:/



The 14.th day of July 1660/. [CENTRE HEADING]

The Office of the Judges at the}
promotion of Captaine John}
[XXX] late Comander in cheife of}
a Squadron of Ships in the Medeteranian}
Sea against William Winter}

Examined upon certaine Articles
given in against the said William

RP. et pro reliqui[?t]


Captaine Willoughby Hannam
of Rederiffe Mariner, Comander of
the Kentish ffrigot, aged 39 yeeres or
thereabouts Sworne and Examined upon
the said Articles saith, and deposeth as

To the first of the said articles hee saith and deposeth that for
the time arlate, and more particularly for and during
all the yeere 1658, there were universall Reprizalls
granted for the seizing and taking the ships and goods
belonging to the King of Spaine and his Subjects, for reparation
and satisfaction to be made of, and for the damages and losses
susteyned by the English Nation through the violences injuryes



Willoughby Hannam_

"...Has served in several ships, and is now chief mate of the Katherine, under Capt. Willoughby Hannam..."[1]

"On 24 October 1665 John Tyrrell was entered as a lieutenant on the Resolution commanded by Willoughby Hannam. The following year, during the St James's Day fight 25 July 1666 the Resolution, having been severely disabled, was burnt by a Dutch fireship. Hannam, who lost part of his hand in the fight, and most of his men were saved because of prompt action by other English ships sending their boats to rescue the survivors."[2]

"Blog Posting: Friday, January 14, 2005
English Captain: Willoughby Hannam (or Hannum)

Willoughby Hannam served in both the Commonwealth and Restoration navies. R.C. Anderson consistently calls his last name "Hannum". Frank Fox calls his name "Hannam". From 1653 to 1654, he commanded the Katherine (36 guns). He was in command of the Katherine in September 1653. His ship was lying "in the Ellice Road" in December. From 1654 to 1656, he commanded the Dutch prize Half Moon (captured at the Gabbard). From 1656 until 1660, he commanded the Kentish (Kent). He was appointed as captain in 1660. In the Battle of Lowestoft, in 1665, he commanded the 2nd Rate Rainbow (56 guns), which was assigned to Prince Rupert's division. In June 1666, he was assigned to the Western Station, and missed the Four Days' Battle. He now commanded the 3rd Rate Resolution. At the St. James's Day Battle, his ship, the Resolution (68 guns) was disabled and burned by the Dutch. Captain Hannam and 100 of his crew were rescued. He was killed in action on 28 May 1672 (at Solebay), while commanding the 2nd Rate Triumph (70 guns). He was in Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Joseph Jordan's squadron. He obviously had a distinguished career in the navy.


(1) R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
(2) R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964.
(3) Frank Fox, A Distant Storm: the Four Days' Battle of 1666, 1996.
(4) David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.

Posted by Jim at 6:52 PM"[3]


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PRESUMABLY A RELATED WILL: PROB 11/375/395 Will of Willoughby Hannam, Gentleman of London 20 March 1684

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  1. CSPD, XXXX, p.?
  2. Mariners Mirror, vol. ? (Greenwich, 1984), p.149
  3. Anglo-Dutch Wars, Blog vy James C. Bender, 2003-2007 viewed 09/06/14