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David Hepper
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    The correct name of the builder will be Bronsdo

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    . The Bronsdon (or Bronsden) family were prominent shipbuilders at Deptford from the 1670’s until the 1740’s.

    Thomas and Peter Bronsdon (brothers?) were the best known, building several ships for the East India Company in the 1710s 1720s and 1730s. Thomas died in 1736 and Peter continued, working in partnership with the Wells family in the 1740s, building ships for the Royal Navy. He died in 1745.