The 25th of Aprill 1657.
Asketlle and oth … The 25th of Aprill 1657.
Asketlle and others against the<br />
''Minories'' and haydon.}
Exámined upon the foresaid allegation on the<br />
behalfe of the said Askettle and others.
'''Richard Roch''' of the parish of Saint Trinitie in<br />
the Minories London citizen and Merchant tailor<br />
of London, aged 60 yeeres or thereabouts sworne<br />
To the first article hee saith that the time arlate the corporation<br />
for the poor of London were owners of the ''Minories Busse'' arlate<br />
and of alsoe part owners of another vessell at the same time called the ''Poores''<br />
''Relief'', which vessell called the ''Poores Relief'' was imployed by<br />
them and company upon a fishing designe, but the certaine<br />
times of such her imployment hee knoweth not, And saith the<br />
arlate Richard ffearnes as this deponent hee heard was a part owner in particular of the<br />
''Poores Relief'' and not as one of the said corporation, And otherwise<br />
hee cannot depose for that hee this deponent albeit hee belongs<br />
to the said corporation, yet hee tooke noe particular notice or account of their<br />
shipping, but was and is only imployed as a steward for the<br />
imploying of the poore people in their worke, and doth not know<br />
that the said ffearnes had any such office as or imployment as<br />
Husband of the said corporation.
To the second hee saith hee knoweth not nor can depose ought<br />
to the contents thereof.
To the third hee saith that after the death of the arlate Captaine<br />
ffearnes severall persons (but who they were or whether any of the<br />
parties agent were any of them or not hee knoweth not,<br />
in as much as hee doth not know any of them) applied themselves<br />
to some of˺ the Governours (sic) of the said corporation pretending themselves<br />
to be creditors to the said vessell the ''Minories Busse'' for goods and materialls which<br />
they said they had delivered to the use of the said ''Busse'',<br />
but the said Governours would not at all take notice of any such<br />
pretence or debt claimed by the said persons, but wholly<br />
disowned the same in this deponents presence and hearing.<br />
And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the fourth hee cannot depose, saying hee knoweth not ought<br />
thereof, nor did hee as hee saith ever see the said vessell the<br />
''Minories Busse'' till shee was unserviceable<br />
to the said company, and under water which was about three yeares since.
To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee saith hee was warned by Mr Brown the Marshall<br />
to come and testifie in this cause, and never belonged to the said vessell<br />
the ''Minories Busse'', And otherwise cannot answer.
To Busse'', And otherwise cannot answer.