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without consent of the Master, Wardens and Assistants, he shall forfeit 5l.

The Tenth, for better regulating and governing of Seamen and Mariners, it was ordered that no Mariner on Shipboard swear, curse, or blaspheme, on forfeiture of 1s. for every such Offence, to be put into the Poors Box, remaining on board the same Ship. Any Seaman hired to serve in any Ship, and at any time to lie on Shoar, during the Voyage, without leave, to forfeit 2s. 6d. to the Poors Box. No Mariner being in perfect Health to absent himself from Prayers, being performed according to the Liturgy of the Church of England, and not repairing thither immediately after the ring of the Bell; the neglect of which is the forfeiture of 6d. If any Mariner be drunk, to forfeit 1s. If he shall be obstinate and stubborn in not obeying the Master's lawful Command, or the Mate's or Boatswain's, in his absence, to forfeit half his Months pay.

Any Person found to offend against the above-mentioned Orders, to be left to the Liberty of the Master or Commander, with consent of the Mate, Boatswain, Purser, Gunner and Carpenter, or the major part, either to inflict corporal Punishment, according to the Custom of the Seas, or receive and take the Penalty hereby imposed.

If the Person or Persons have not present Money to satisfy what the Order is, then to subscribe their Names to the Master or Purser's Books, thereby signifying their Consents, that the said Forfeitures may be defaulted out of their Wages the next Pay-day.

The Eleventh, concerning any Mariners Shipping himself with any Master for a Voyage, and afterwards Deserting and Shipping himself with another; the Master with whom he goeth the Voyage to detain 2s. in every Pound of his Wages, for the time he serveth in his Ship, to be paid to the Corporation for the Use of the Poor.

The Twelfth, every Commander of a Ship hiring any Mariner to sail with him upon any Voyage, to take in writing under the Seaman's Hand, upon what Condition he is entertained, and to submit himself to the By-Laws of Trinity-House.

All which Acts, Ordinances and Constitutions, George Lord Jeffreys, Baron of Wem, Lord High Chancellor of England, Sir Robert Wright, Lord Chief Justice of the Pleas, before his Majesty to be holden, and Sir Edward Herbert, Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, at the Request of the Master, Wardens and Assistants, and Elder Brethren of the said Corporation, by Authority and Vertue of an Act of Parliament made in the 19th Year of King Henry VII. for that Purpose; saw, read, and examined; and for good, lawful and laudable Ordinances and By-Laws, did allow and approve, and set their Hands and Seals thereunto the 24th of June, 1687.

A List of the first Thirty one Elder Brethren appointed by King James II. in his said Charter, An. 1625.




Samuel Pepys, Esq;



Capt. John Nicolls,
Capt. Henry Mudd,
Capt. Nic. Kerington,
Capt. Will. Green.



Henry Duke of Grafton,
William Earl of Craven,
George Earl of Barkley,
George Lord Dartmouth,
Sir Tho. Allen, Kt. and Bar.
Capt. Simon Nicolls,
Capt. Isaac Woodgreen,
Capt. Tho. Browne.



Sir Rich. Haddock, Kt.
Sir John Berry, Kt.
Sir John Narborough, Kt.
Sir Matt. Andrews, Kt.
Sir Anth. Dean, Kt.
Capt. Henry Sheere,
Capt. Hugh Till,
Capt. Samuel Chamblet,
Capt. Tho. Collier,
Capt. Anthony Young,
Capt. John Hill,
Capt. Francis Wilshaw,
Capt. Robert Fisher,
Capt. James Bonnel,
Capt. Ralph Sanderson,
Capt. Thomas Wilshaw,
Capt. Samuel Rutter,
Capt. Richard Goodlad.

There is yet another Table hanging up in Trinity House, which sheweth the Number, Tonnage, and Measure of each Lighter belonging to the Ballast Office, weighed May 15, 1700.

The Master, Wardens, and Assistants of Trinity House, have caused all the Lighters employed in the Ballast Work, to be new weighed and marked in their own Presence, with all the exactness possible. And to the End that no Master of a Ship, or other Person, having Occasion for Ballast, may be deceived in the Tonnage by the Lighter-men employed in that Work, the said Corporation published in Print the said Table.

The Lighters belonging to the Ballast Office, marked by the Company.

After the Table is added,

Now whereas this Corporation is informed that divers Masters of Ships, and coasting Vessels chiefly, do frequently take in Ballast from private Wharfs and Places in the River without entring it at the Office, and paying for the same; it is hereby declared, that if any Master shall take in all, or part of his Ballast (or Chalk-stones or Rubbish of any kind, to be used instead of Ballast) from any Wharf or Place whatsoever within the River of Thames (excepting from our own Wharfes at Greenwich and Greenhith) or suffer our own Lighter-men, or any other, to serve him with Ballast, before it be entered and payed for; he is for the first time to pay double the Price of the Ballast he did so take in, and for the second, to be prosecuted with the utmost Rigour of the Law.

The Penalty of taking in Ballast at private Wharfs.

And if any Master, or his Company, shall violently take and carry aboard his Ship any Lighter with Ballast, not appointed to him by the Office, no further Supply of Ballast, nor any Bill shall be given to the said Master, untill he shall have given such Satisfaction for his, or their abovesaid Abuse and Disorder, as this Corporation shall think reasonable.

Or of taking Lighters with Ballast violently.

And if any Master shall not take in his Ballast when brought to his Ship-side at the time of his own appointment, or shall not discharge the Lighter or Lighters bringing the said Ballast the same Tyde of Ebbe, he shall pay for the said Ballast, though it be afterwards carried away, as if it had been taken into his Ship; unless he shall, one Tyde at least before, give notice at the Office, that he shall not be ready for the Ballast at the time before appointed. This Table was Signed,

Or in Case of not taken it in when brought.

In the Hall round about, appear divers Tables fairly writ, some in Gold, of the Names of their Benefactors, with their Gifts; whereof some was Land, some Sums of Money, and some Plate, Viz.

Anno 1612, Richard Dawes, Master of a Ship to the East-Indies, and died there.

Anno 1613, Thomas Redwood of Tower-Wharf. Wilkinson.

Anno 1618, Nicholas Stile. William Bygate.

Anno 1619, William Wye.

Anno 1620, John Moor.

Anno 1625, Anthony Wood. Walter Whiting. John Vassal.