P. C. R,
to deliuer it to Mr Tho: Gerard. And further this Depont sayth,
That he comming to Willm Yownge hee this Depont being earnest to
repayre home, hee sd to the sd Willm Yownge, When doe yo" goe
home I must goe for a Receipt att yor howse, wch Mr Gerard hath
requested mee to take for his use; The sd Willm Yownge replyed, I
would not haue you doe soe, for Capt Mitchel hath spoke to mee,
that this Tob. might goe uppon some other account of my owne, or
words to tht purpose. Hee the sd Depont answered againe, Mr
Gerard being his freind, Willm Assiter being a poore man, hee was
not willing hee should loose his seruant, as Mr Gerard pretended hee
would haue, in case the sd Tob, due uppon the sd Bill, were not payd.
And this Depont being then not about to goe the direct way home,
wish'd Mr Gerard to call for the sd receipt wch he spake to the sd
Willm Yownge of.
Jurat Corae Robt Slye. John $ Shirtcliffe
The Deposn of Richard Bennett, aged 44 yeares or thereabouts,
Sworne before me Robt Slye this 4th Jan. 1657.
This Dopont Sayth, tht about the 14th of May 1657 hee payd
Seauen hundd & Twenty weight of Tob, to Thomas ffowke, then
seruant to Capt Willm Mitchell, & he beleiueth the sd Thomas ffowke
receiued it according to the sd Capt Mitchells order, Wch aforesd Tob,
was payd, as being part of the Tob, payable uppon a Bill of 1219l
Tob. Wch sd Bill, was left in the custody of John Shirtcliffe, & the sd
Thomas ffowke after paymt thereof, sayd if this Depont would goe
to John Shirtcliffe, hee would sett downe soe much receaued on the
backside of the Bill. The Depont replyed, hee would not goe att this
time, a Receipt should serue.
And this Depont further sayth tht since the sd 720l of Tob was
receaued he heard by Willm Yownge, That Capt Mitchell sayd the
Tob was good which hee receaued of him.
Richard 53 Bennett
Jurat Cora Robt Slye.
May the 14th (57)
Receiued before the day aboue written of Richard Bennett the
summe of 700 & 20l of Tob. in part of a Bill of Twelue hundred
and nineteene. I say receaued by me Thomas ffowkes,
Capt Nicolas Gwyther constituted & appoynted Sheriffc of St
Maries & Charles Counteys, Sworne in open Court, Oath infra.
Mr John Norwood appointed Sheriffe of the County of Anarundel
& sworne in open Court.
Mr John Coursey appointed Sheriffe of Kent County, & sworne
Mr Willm Coursey appointed Sheriffe of the County of Caluert
Sworne, Eod. die.