Document ReferencePw2 Hy 554
TitleDeposition from John Colson; 25 Feb. 1704/5
Date25 February 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the appointment of John Colson as Chief mate of the ketch 'Good Will' on the understanding that it was bound for Portugal; states that Colson was later informed that the vessel was bound for France and that they intended to 'use the French trade that winter'; says that his protests were ignored; comments that the master of the vessel Peter Pruno has brought his family over to England.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termappointments, maritime
crimes, smuggling
maritime vessels, ketches, 'Good Will'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29317Pruno; Peter (fl 1704); -; master of the ketch 'Good Will'; smuggler?fl 1704
NA29318Colson; John (fl 1704-1705); Mr; Chief mate of the ketch 'Good Will'fl 1704-1705
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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