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Plowman came not out of his Cabbin in the sayd storme untill
after the mayne mast and shroudes and other tackle predeposed of were cut
away and gone, and X after they were gone and not before (a great sea coming into the
sayd shipp and breakeing into the sayd Plowmanns Cabbin) hee thereupon
came out of his Cabbin and satt in the steerage, for that when the sayd
Plowman came out of his sayd cabbin there was nothing then ˹in˺ action
by the shipps company for him to discover, save that hee might see them
pumping and baleing water out of the sayd shipp, And this deponent
as well assured that while the sayd Plowman soe kept in his cabbin
hee could not discover or see what the shipps company were doeing
XXXXX in any part of the shipp for that the bulke heads of the great
Cabbin and steerage of XXXX of the sayd shipp, now betweene him and the
shipps company and hindered him soe tha it was not possible for him
to see any thing what was done while hee stayed in his Cabbin And further to this XXXXX hee cannot depose

Repeated before doctor Godolphin



The same day

Examined upon the sayd Interrogatories

doctor Smith 3

Robert Catmar of Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney and
County of Middlesex Quarter Master of the shipp
the Saphyr aged thirty two yeares or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first second ˹and third˺ Interrogatories hee saith hee was Quarter Master of
the Interrate shipp the Saphir the voyage in question and therefore well knoweth
her and saith in her sayd voyage (being her last from London) shee was
about eighty leagues southwest from Scilly surprized with a very
great tempest which held with much violence for the space of about
twelve howers togeather soe that the shipp and ladeing and her companys
lives were in great danger to bee cast away and saith that this deponent
and others of the shipps Company did by the Command of the Master in
order to the preservation of the sayd shipp and her ladeing begin to cutt
the maine mast by the board, and having cutt the same a little did by
the sayd Masters order cutt the shrowdes and the mayne stays of the
sayd mast which being cutt ˹and not before˺ the sayd Mast though it were a new and
a strong mast) brake a good height above the place where it was begun
to bee cut, (which without cutting the sayd shrowdes and stay it would not
have done) and it and the shrowdes and mayne stay and yardes and sayles
thereof and alsoe the topp mast and yardes thereof and sayles thereof were
all tumbled in to the sea, and other tackle ˹and˺ furniture of the sayd shipp videlicet
the shipps skiffe was cutt in peeces and throwne over board and two Anchors
cutt away from her starr board side to ease and lighten the sayd shipp the
better to preserve her and her ladeing from perishing in the sayd storme

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