note, 1573, referring to confession below

Andro Monamy

A Signed Confession

from The Third Book of Remembrance of Southampton 1514-1602
edited by A.L.Merson

22(?) May 1569.

The xxiith of May Ao 1569 Andro Monamy came before Mr. John Crooke mayor, Mr. William Stavely, Nicholas Caplin & William Jefferis, & confesyd that in Marche laste he had sold unto Nicholas Whitoke xi fardells of canvas & taken his oblygacion for the payment therof, not wthstanding the sayd Andro Monamy cawsyd the canvas to passe owt of the gate in hys owne name, wherby the town lost the custom of the gate wch Nicholas Whitoke shold have pd, as he saythe. In consyderasyon of the wch fawte he came to a fyne by hys own consent of vi s. viii d., and ther dyd promes nevar to do the lyke upon the payne to forfete & pay when he shalbe fonde therin the some of vi li. xiii s. iiii d. In wytnes wherof the sayd Andro Monamy have to thys boke setto hys hand the day & yere above wrytyng.
[signed:] Andro Monamy
[marg:] Decete of or gate custom by [grenze men: or Grenzymen; ie Guernseymen.]
The daye and yeare above written .....


"One right that Guernsey no longer enjoys is the Privilege of Neutrality. It was surrendered in 1689, when islanders turned enthusiastically to licensed plundering of enemy shipping, known as privateering. Such was Guernsey's success in this new industry that, in 1800 alone, Guernsey ships seized French and American vessels and cargoes to a current value of 100m. Their assistance to the Royal Navy was so substantial that Westminster declared that Guernsey was almost entitled to be called 'one of the great naval powers of the world'."

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