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HCA 13/71 f.238v: Right click on image for full size image in separate window


The 12th day of June 1656/

A busines of Examination of wittnesses for the perpetuall remembrance}
of the matter promoted by}
John Greene and Company touching}
certayne goods in the hopewell of London}
John harris Master. Smith}

Examined upon certayne Interrogatories ministered on
the behalfe of the sayd Greene and Company./

Rp. jus

John Harris of Rederiff in the County of Surrey
Mariner Master of the shipp the hopewell aged thirty [?sXX GUTTER]
yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth the Interrogate shipp
the hopewell being him selfe the Interrogate John Harris and Master of and in
her during the voyage interrogate./

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith that the sayd shipp the sayd voyage tooke
in part of her ladeing at Scanderoone Interrogate and the rest at Cyprus which
ladeing hee saith was to be delivered and was delivered part thereof at Legorno
Interrogate and the rest (saving what was afterwards taken away at Cyprus) was delivered at London and saith that hee this
deponent paid 153 dollers or thereabouts at Scanderoone, and at Ciprus
122 dollers for Anchorage of his sayd shipp at those places which was [?all GUTTER]
the duties due to bee paid by this deponent to the Grand Signior and his Agents
there and saith hee did alsoe goe to the Customs houses there both at Scanderoone
and Cyprus and from the officers of them did receave before his departure thense noates declareing
that all customes and other duties there due to the Grand Signior for the goods
laden a board the sayd shipp were paid. And further saving his subsequent
deposition hee cannot depose./

To the 3: 4th, 5th 6th and 7th Interrogatories hee saith that the sayd Shipp
the hopewell in her course from Cyprus for Legorno mett with
exceedeing tempestious and stormy weather and contrary windes
by violence whereof the sayd Shipps Rudder was cleere washed
away off and the Iron worke thereof lost and the sayd Shipp sprange two leakes in her Run a little
above her keele, so that this deponent and Company for preservation
of the sayd shipp and goods and to amend the sayd leakes and make the
new sayd Rudder firme and fast againe to the sayd shipp (they having
with much difficulty, and danger preserved the wood of it out of the Sea as it
floated thereupon, and gotten it on board the shipp) were forced
to put into Cyprus and there unlade the greatest part of their ladeing
formerly receaved in there and at Scanderoone, that the sayd shipps leakes and
harmes done her by the sayd tempest might bee repayred and made good
and the sayd shipp being soe repayred and amended this deponent and
Company had gone about to lade on board the sayd shipp all the goods soe by him
unladen but saith some officers or
souldeiers of the Grandsigniors did hinder this deponent and company
after they had laden some of them, from ladeing the rest, pretending that
duties for all the sayd goods were unpaid where upon hee this deponent
showed the sayd Grandsigniors officers and Souldiers his noates from
the Customs houses aforesayd, which not withstanding the sayd