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deponent well know the shipp or Vessell the hopefull William allate whereof
the allate William Beck was Master and Commander and generally
accompted the sole Owner and Proprietor and that in the moneth of
May 1655. last past this deponent being then Masters mate and Pylott of the
said shipp under the Command of the said William Beck sayled her
from this Port of London to Shoreham in Sussex, and from thence sayled
her to Saint Sebastians in Spaine, where they arrives in safety about the 18th
day of July 1655. And saith That upon the 30th day of August next
ensueing the said shipp with her tackle apparrell and furniture and
provisions belonging to her were by the
Ministers and Officers of the King of Spaine seized upon stopped and deteyned
and the said William Beck utterly deprived and divested thereof. The
premisses hee well knoweth being then present at Saint Sebastian with and belonging
to the said shipp in the quality of afõwersaid, And further cannot depose:-/

To the third and fõwerth Articles of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee
this deponent in conscience verily beleeve and estimate, That the said shipp
hopefull William being a Vessell of about 80. tunns more or lesse and then
not long before her said Voiage newly fitted to sea. togeather with her tackle
apparrell and fürniture, and the provisions aboard her and belonging to her
at the time of her said seizure (the losse of the Master and Mariners time and
employment, and the freight due considered) did really amount unto six
hundred pounds sterling besides an adventure of about fiftie
pounds togeather with the cloaths and necessaries which this deponent had aboard
the said shipp the time aforesaid, rendring for reason as is predeposed:- And further
cannot depose:-

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin./

Henerey Colquith [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 11th of Aprill 1656/ [CENTRE HEADING]

John Mayor against a certayne Lighter called the William}
and ffrancis whereof william Knight and Company were}
Owners and against the sayd William Knight and company}
comming in for their interest and against whatsoever persons et cetera}
Clements Smith

Examined upon a libell given in on behalf of
John Mayor./

Edward Bigland of the parish of Saint Mary Mag=
dalen in Southwarke Shipwright aged sixty seaven years
or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth
as followeth videlicet./

Rp. 2

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee cannot depose not knowing who were the
Owners of the Lighter arlate called the William and ffrancis the tyme arlate but saith that
the arlate william Knight is now accompted to bee owner and Proprietor of the
sayd lighter And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the second article of the sayd libell hee saith that the Lighter the William and
ffrancis within the tyme arlate was lyeing in the River of Thames and wanted
very many repayres and saith that within the sayd tyme the arlate Mathew Coultman
who was as this deponent beleeveth imployed by the Owners of the sayd lighter to that
purpose came and desyred the arlate John Mayor a shipwright by trade to repayre
and amend the sayd Lighter as sufficiently as possibly shee might bee, and to make
her stronge and tight which words or others to the like effect the sayd Coultman
spake to the sayd John Mayor in presence of this deponent and his Contests William Robinson
and Isaack Mayers and William haynes and Richard Cooke and others, Whereupon