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the sayd Rack and the Captaine of the Lyon being doubtfull whether the sayd
Rack could be preserved sent a pinnace to fetch this deponent and others of the Lyons
Company remayning still aboard the Rack aboard the Lyon if they thought good to
come, but this deponent being very desyrous if possible to preserve the sayd
Rack did refuse to forsake her but requested the Captaine to send one able
man to assiste him this deponent as a Master, and thereupon the Captaine of
the Lyon sent one Thomas ffortescue and supplyed this deponent with forty
five persons of the Company of the Lyon beside the sayd ffortescue, and
this deponent being soe furnished hee and the sayd Company with much
hazard of their lives and continuall labour at two pumpes, and by the labour
of divers of the Company stood naked and bayled water continually, did at length
bring the sayd Rack or derelict on shoare at Bricksham Key within Tor
bay, where they were forced to put in for preservation of their lives
and what goods were on board and might bee saved, they not being able to
reach dartmouth (whether they intended) by reason they had much
winde at South, And hee this deponent and Company having soe brought her to Bricksham
he this deponent published the protest aforemnentioned before
Captaine John Plea deputie Viceadmirall of devon, and after the
sayd Rack or derelict had continued there some dayes hee this deponent
caused her leakes to be in some measure stopped and amended soe as that
with much labour hee and his company by order of Captaine hatchell
Vice Admirall of devon did with the helpe of the Bryer ffriggott who towed
her the sayd Rack or derelict bring her into the haarbour of dartmouth
where shee now remayneth her goods being there landed and secured
by order of the sayd Vice Admirall and a warrant of view from the
Customes there, And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the seecond Interrogatorie hee saith there was in the sayd Rack or derelict when
shee was found as aforesayd forty tonne or thereabouts of
trayne oyle but much damnified by water and about 70 tonne of empty
casks about thirty bundles of hoopes, one great Copper, and fower and twenty
seale skinns, (and some fish and bread which was utterly spoiled by longe continu=
ance in water) And as touching the Condition the sayd shipp was in hee referreth
him selfe to his foregoeing deposition and saith there was noe living thing in
her when shee was found as aforesayd but a dog, and ratts and such like
vermin And further to this interrogatorie hee cannot depose/

To the third and fowerth Interrogatorie hee saith hee knoweth not the name of the shipp Interrogate
nor who had bin Master of her, but saith that after her comming to
dartmouth as aforesayd some ffrench men being there who as they sayd
belonged to Bayon in ffrance, did saye that they were in Company of
the sayd shipp before her wrack and that shee belonged to ffrench
mern at Bayonn, And hee saith for that noe writings were
found on board her hee knoweth not whether shee was bound, nor whence
shee came, nor knoweth hee what became of any of her company And
further cannot answere./

To the 5th hee saith the saud shipp is (as he beleeveth) a dutch built shipp
but belongeth (ass hee beleeveth for the reasons aforesayd) to ffrench men And
hee saith there is some effigies in her sterne but what it is hee remembreth not