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1664 - Ye Mighty Chanie of Yron

Ye Mighty Chanie of Yron. From John Tippets, Master Shipwright at Portsmouth.

“These are to certifie that Edward Silvester of Gosport, Smyth, hath given Securitie for the making and laying of one Substantial Chaine for his Majesty’s Servis at Portsmouth according to a contract made with the Principal Officers and Commrs. of his Majesty’s. Navy, dated 20th Oct 64, whereby his Second payment of one hundred pounds is due, witnessed my hand the day and year above written.

It is said Silvester received two payments of £100 for his work.