The voyages of John Wodlas
in the Mary Rose are marked in red.
- Blake Depes = Black
- Tamys = Thames
- Blake Wale = Blackwall
- Portesmouth = you can
work that one out yourself, can't you?
1514, a pilot called John Wodlas navigated the Mary Rose on several
short voyages. In this letter he is asking the King's Council for
his pay for those journeys.
Wodlas (2 May 1514)
Petition to the Council
by John Wodlas, of Harwich, for his reasonable expenses in the following
service. He conveyed the Maryrose over "a danger in the sea
called the Nase," and, upon countermand, bought her back to
Harwich. Then, within five days, he was commanded to convey her
through "a place in the sea called the Slade," to meet
the King coming from Calais, and so did, and then conveyed her out
of the Downes, through the Blake Depes, into Tamys. He "now
last" brought the Mary Rose from Blake Wale to Portesmouth
Stowe MS. 146, f. 120. BM