Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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how to divide the shares in a man of war p63 chap 14 XIV [71/182] Smith's Seamans grammar. Ship hath one third part. the Victualler the other third. The other third part is for the Company and this is subdivided thus in shares.The Captain hath 10......The Swabber gets 4total 99?the rest get I share.
more :L&M note the prevailing (1666) rules for prize-goods allocated the Lord High Admiral one-tenth, the ship’s officers one-tenth, the crew (the “ship”) one-third.http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1667/01/21/at odds with Smith.Who got the 4.7?
for the inquiring mind a leadhttp://www.british-history.ac.uk/search.aspx?qu...
some sample regulation:Recital of 14 (13 & 14) C. II. C. 14. § 2.; and that divers Officers and Mariners have been or may be sued contrary to St. 12 C. II. c. II. and to His Majesty's Proclamation of the 14th July 1662.Reasons for passing this Act.; The said Act repealed as to Admirals, &c. Mariners and Seamen. ; All Process against them to cease.; And none of the said Officers or Mariners to be arrested, &c.; but shall henceforth stand acquitted from all Suits, &c.; This Act to be expounded most beneficially for the said Officers and Mariners, &c.http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...
Charles II, 1661: An Act for the Establishing Articles and Orders for the regulateing and better Government of His Majesties Navies Ships of Warr & Forces by Sea. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...
Taking out of Prize, or Ships or Goods seized for Prize, any Money, &c. before Judgment had Punishment.; Proviso for Pillage.; Exception.
7. None in his Majesties pay shall take out of any Prize or Ship or Goods seized on for Prize any Money Plate Goods Lading or Tackle before Judgement thereof first past in the Admiralty Court but the full and intire accompt of the whole without imbezlement shall be brought in and Judgement past intirely upon the whole without fraud upon pain of such punishment as shall be imposed by a Court martiall or the Court of Admiralty excepting That it shall be lawfull for all Captaines Seamen Souldiers and others serving as aforesaid to take and to have to themselves as Pillage without further or other account to be given for the same all such Goods and [Merchandize (fn. 1) ] (other then Armes Ammunition Tackle Furniture or Stores of such Ship) as shall be found by them or any of them in any Ship (they shall take in fight or prize) upon or above the Gundeck of the said Ship and not otherwise.
A Journal of my proceedings in the business of the Prizes. Sept. 17Nov. 13.
The life, journals and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, &c. Volume I, pp 104- 108
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