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1. aboard the sayde shipp and did ˹in this deponents presence˺ demand tenn pipes of wine which as hee sayd were
2. sent by the Interrogant Burridge and intended to have bim laden a board his the
3. sayde Paxtons shipp but were as hee sayd by mistake brought aboard the
4. John and Mary wXX whereto the sayd Webber answered that the same were stowed GUTTER
5. and could ˹not˺ conveniently bee delivered with wXX which answere the sayd
6. Paxton seemed satisfied ˹and sayd if they could not bee come by hee must goe without them˺ and went away without the sayd wines And
7. further he cannot answer./

8. To the 6th hee saith hee very well knoweth the Interrogate Robert BrXXX GUTTER
9. and saith hee was the Interrogate Travers factor at Teneriff {one} of the Canary
10. Islands and saith he beleeveth the noate annexed to the Interrogatories
11. to be ˹all of˺ the hand writing of the sayd Bevin And further to this Interrogatory hee
12. cannot answer./

13. To the 7th hee cannot answer

14. To the 8th hee saith he knoweth not XX positively to whome the wines Interrogated
15. doe belong and therefore knoweth not what to believe in that case./

16. To the 9th saving his foregoing deposition hee cannot answere./

17. To the 10th it concerneth him not to answer thereto having not deposed to
18. the article Interrogate./

19. To the 11th saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot more fully answer
20. wherein he hath declared that by Common report all English shipps which
21. took in ladeing at Teneriff the voyage in question did pay indulto money
22. hee cannot more fully answer but beleeveth the Interrogate Burridge
23. as freighter of Paxtons shipp did pay indulto money for her./

Repeated in court before before Doctor Godolphin
and Collonel Cock./



This 30th of Aprill 1656

A business of examination of witnesses soo for}
the perpetuall remembrance of the matter about}
the taking the shipp the Union of Leith of}
which John Tannent was master: Suckley}

Examined upon certayne Interrogatories/

David Benning of PeteXXXXX in Scotland
Mariner aged fiftie one yeares or thereabouts
a wittnes sworne and examined ˹in the high court of the Admiraltie˺saith and deposeth
as followeth videlicet.

38. To the first Interrogatorrie hee saith hee did well know the vessell
39. called the Union of Leith of which hee saith was commander or Master
40. the Interrogate John Tennant And saith hee well remembereth that
41. in the beginning of the month of March 1655 there laye in the the River
42. of fforth neere Boriston in Scotland a shipp of Warr belonging to
43. Rotterdam in Holland (the shipps name hee remembereth not but saith the
44. Interrogate Kercoffe was Captaine or Commander of her) and saith
45. the sayd shipp ˹of warr˺ did carrie eight gunnes and had betwixt forty and
46. fiftie men then on board her and also saith that hee this deponent
47. being at Leith in Scotland did there see the sayd Kercoff with hXX
48. his owne hand deliver unto one Mr Robert Cammell a Master of a
49. shipp named the Advanse of Leith and bound for Rotterdam in Company
50. of the Union aforesayd a letter written as the sayd Kerkoff affirmed
51. with his own hand, which letter this deponent sawe and reade and knoweth

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