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shipp or vessell arlate then called the Swan, whereof the arlate John
ffawkener then was Master or Commander being soe constitued by the said
Bressey as this deponent was constantly informed during which time as hee
this examinate know, and served in her as right hand Masters Mate
the voiage which shee begann from this Port of london in the moneth of
december 1654. aforesaid. And further cannot depose./

To the second hee saith that hee this deponent well knoweth, That the arlate John
Vinitro served in and aboard the said shipp for Carpenter, the arlate
William hill for Gunner and the arlate Henry fenley for Cooke of the
said shipp at such time as she proceeded upon the Voiage aforesaid, but by
whome they and each of there respectively were or was hired, and for
how much monethly wages, hee saith hee knoweth not, for that he was not
present at such their said hiring or agreement for Wages. And further cannot
depose, saving that this deponent aboard the said shipp severall times heard the said
Vinitro say, that hee was to have 3 l per moneth wages. for
his service as Carpenter as aforesayd, and beleeveth the said Vinitro
for his time and service in the said shipp deserved 3 li per moneth, and soe
which this deponent saw entered in the Pursers booke of the said shipp, And
beleeveth the said William hill at Gunner deserved the monthly wages
of 2 li: 9 s: and the said henry fenley of 1 li: 7 s: per moneth as is arlate
this deponent having in voiages of the like condition knowne soe much or more paid
to men that served in the said qualities of Gunner and Cooke./:

To the third article hee saith, That the said John Vinitro William hill and
henry fenley being and serving aboard the said shipp in the reespective
quantities aforesaid upon or about the 1th day of december 1654: aforesaid
recieved halfe pay, and that or about the 13th of the same moneth the said shipp
sett sayle from Gravesend upon her then intended voiage for the Bermudas
and was by contrary wind necessitated in her course thitherwards to
putt into ffalmouth from whence proceeding upon the said intended voiage
shee spring a leake, and was necessitated to put into Milford haven to
repaire, which was about the beginning of ffebruary 1654: The
premisses hee knoweth for that hee served in and aboard the said shipp
at Masters mate of her all the time aforesaid, And further cannot depose./

To the 4th hee saith, That in or about the moneth of Aprill 1655
the said John Vinitro William hill and henry ffenley togeather with
others of the said shipps companie then at Milford haven were by vertue of
a decree under the Seale of this Court monished by the said John ffawkener
the Master not to desert, but to goe aboard and serve and peroceed in the said
shipp as this deponent heard the sayd parties affirme, hee being himself soe monished in person And referring himselfe to the said decree or c[XXXXXX], hee saith hee
cannot further depose/

To the 5th hee saith that the said John Vinitro William hill and
henry fenley have ever since attended
upon the service and repaire of the said shipp at Milford haven
and have been readie to doe according to the dutyes of their respective
places at the said Masters Command and since the said 8th of december
1654. till upon or about the 5th of this present moneth of Aprill
they nor any of them have or hath beene in any other service
which hee saith hee well knoweth for that hee this deponent in the
quality aforesayd for all the time predeposed served in and aboard
the same shipp the Swan, And saith, That in or about the moneth of
december 1655. last past and not before the said John ffawkener the Master did
say and declare with this deponent that the said shipp should or would not proceed
upon her said Voiage to the Bermudas, for that the said Bressey
had sold her, And that hee beleeveth the said Vintro and hill 2 of the said parties Agent in this