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the Sea and the Master and Company of her loose their lives and perish with
her which to prevent the sayd Master and Company did their uttermost endeavour
and tooke great paines to preserve the sayd shipp and lading and their owne lives
and at length they concluded and agreed that the best way to preserve her and
her lading and themselves was to putt the sayd shipps tacke and her mayne
mast by the board and seeing noe hope otherwise to preserve her and them selves
they began to put such their resolution into acte and did begin by order of
the sayd Master to chopp and Cutt the mayne mast by the boarde, and did
alsoe cutt the shroudes and the mayne stay interrogate and the sayd shroudes and mayne staye being Cutt the force of
the sayd storme was soe great that (although the sayd Mast was a very
stronge and substantiall mayne Mast and would not have broke unlesse the sayd shroudes and mayne mast had bin cut it brake it cleere off a good
way above the place where the same was chopped it having noe staye
and helpe from the sayd shroudes and mayne stay to preserve and support it which otherwise
it would not (as hee beleveth) have done but would have continued firme
and bin a meanes to have sunke the sayd shipp and her lading and
hee is verily perswaded in his conscience that had not the sayd Master
and Company cut the sayd shroudes and mayne stay the sayd shipp and her lading and
the lives of the Master and the Company of her had bin lost and utterly perished by
violence of the sayd storme soe that the same were soe cutt away meerely
for the preservation of the sayd shipp and her lading and the mens lives on
board her And saith that by meanes of cutting the sayd shroudes and
mayne staye to avoide the danger of the sayd storme the mayne mast
aforesayd and the mast and yardes and mayne sayle and mayne topsayle and
all the rest of the sayd shipps rigging belonging and fastned to the mayne
mast were blowne overboard and utterly lost and her skiffe was splitt and hove overboard, and the Anchors cutt from the bowe to ease the shipp and that the masts
yardes sayles yardes boate Anchors and other rigging and materiall soe lost were in this deponents
Judgement and estimate worth two hundred
pounds sterling and further to these Interrogataries hee cannot depose

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith that hee being Carpenter of her as aforesayd
well knoweth that the sayd shipp the Saphir before the sayd storme was in
all respects a stronge tight and sufficient shipp And hee knoweth that the
bulke heads of the sayd shipp both before the sayd storme and after were
and continued firme and good, and saith that when the sayd shipp came
in to Plymouth after the sayd storme her bulke heads were viewed by
one Captaine Jones a Carpenter in presence of this deponent and Samuell
Sagerr the master of the sayd shipp and saith the sayd Jones did in
presence of this deponent and the sayd Master upon the viewing of them saye
that her bulke heads were strong and sufficient or words to that effect
And hee saith that hee well knoweth that when the sayd shipp went first
out of the downes upon the sayd voyage there were good tarr paulings
layd and nayled round the hatches for the better preservation of
the sayd shipps ladeing from any dammage by wett and all care
possible used to preserve her sayd lading case and in good condition and
therefore and for the reasons aforesayd verily beleeveth that the dammage which happened to the sayd
shipps lading happened thereto in and after the sayd storme and
by reason thereof and not before And further to this Interrogatorie hee
cannot depose./