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sterling per thousand, and the said peeces of striped stuff (being as was mentioned
in the Invoice, Mohaires) were worth foure pounds per peece there one with another
and the Ad?oretto's the like and the Carnalions the like one there with another of all the said stuffs, which hee knoweth being
a merchant then resident at the Canaries in the Iland of Teneriff and dealing
in such and the like and other goods, and thereby well acquainted with their valewes.
And further hee cannot depose, saving the goods soe laded and consigned to this
deponent were for the proper account of the said Simmes, as owner thereof as hee
wrote to this deponent.

To the seaventh hee cannot depose.

To the eighth hee saith the said Simmes being soe disappointed and deprived of
his said goods, and having bin out of the proffit thereof soe long time, nust needs have
suffered much dammage, but this deponent cannot estimate the same.

To the 9. 10. 11. and 12 hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first as hee saith hee cometh requested by mr Cheeke the proctor to testifie
what hee knowes in this busines, and otherwise negatively.

To the second negatively.

To the third negatively as aforesaid, saying hee heard not of any others
laying claime to or getting the said goods by law

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin:/:

Joseph Lambert [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


Nuthall con Potts aforesd}

The 7th day of March 1658.

Examined on the said Allegation:

Rp 2dus

Clement Witham of Tower Streete London
Scrivener, aged 26 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and Examined:/.

To the 1st 2d and 3d: Articles of the said Allegation.
hee saith that in the moneths of November December
January, ffebruary, and March 1656: the arlate Henry
Potts whom this deponent then well knewe.) was Comonly accounted
Master and Owner of arlate Ship the Gilly flower, and soe
this deponent beleeveth hee was the said time: And saith, that
in the said moneth of November the said Ship was bound
out upon a voyage to be made; (as the said Potts then told this
deponent) from this Port of London to Newcastle; And the
said Potts at the same time wanted for the said ship Gilly fflower, stock and Provisions
as hee likewise told him this deponent. And further he cannot depose

To the 4th 5th 6th hee saith that in the said moneth of November 1656
the arlate James Nuthall, at the request of the said Potts
did Lend him the said Potts in this deponents presence (which moneyes were paid) the
summe of One hundred and thirty pounds of Lawfull
English money, for stock and provisions for the said
ship Gilly flower, which summe the said Nuthall soe Lent to
the said Potts upon Bottomrey the said voyage, and
the said Nuthall ranne the hazard and Adventure thereof
And that in Consideration of the same the said Potts did


Primary sources



C 5/415/126 Short title: Witham v Page. Plaintiffs: Clement Witham. Defendants: William Page and others. Subject: property in London. Document type: answer. 1661

C 6/185/125 Short title: Washington v Moore. Plaintiffs: Richard Washington . Defendants: Margaret Moore , Clement Witham and Richard Banner . Subject: property in Whitechapel, Middlesex. Document type: bill, answer. 1669


PROB 11/341/107 Will of Clement Witham, Haberdasher of London 23 January 1673
PROB 11/368/4 Sentence of Clement Witham of All Hallows Barking, City of London 05 February 1681