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this deponent and the rest of the shipps company for slaves the premisses
hee deposeth for the reasons aforesayd./



The seaven and twentyeth day of ffebruary 1656./ [CENTRE HEADING]

A business of Assurance touching a losse
in the shipp the Blessing of London

Examined upon Interrogatories ministred on
the behalfe of Manuell Swares./

Perera dt.


Joseph Soon of Saint Mary Magdalens Bermondsey
Mariner Master of the shipp the Blessing of London
aged thirty three yeares or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne before the right Worshipfull John Goldophin doctor
of Lawes one of the Judges of the high Court
of Admiralty saith as followeth/

To the first Interrogatory hee saith hee well knew the shipp the Blessing
Interrogate the voyage Interrogate hee this deponent being the Interrate
Joseph Soan the Master of the sayd voyage which voyage
was to bee made from Roane in ffrance to Garachicho a harbour
of the Canarie Islands and thence to any other of the Canarie
Islands as occasion of freight required which voyage hee this
deponent began with the sayd shipp from Roane and departed thense
with her on the first day of March one thousand sixe hundred
fifty six./

To the 2 and third Interrogatories hee saith that before the sayde shipp departed
from Roane the voyage aforesayd there were there laden and put on
board the sayd shipp by the sayd Manuell Swares twenty
bales of fine linnen Cloath and one Peece of scarlett and
a trunck with hatts therein for all which this deponent signed bills
of lading as laden by the sayd Swares but whether Vas da
Britto or any other were interessed or concerned in them hee
knoweth not And saith the sayd shipp having receaved the sayd ladeing
and other ladeing put on board her by Jer[?onimo] and Manuell G[?rXXX GUTTER]
Pesson for Accompt of the sayd da Britto, departed therewith bound
to the Canaries and was with all her ladeing surprised and
taken neere the North Cape upon the Coast of Portugall upon
the high and open sea by three Sallye men of warr after this
deponent had continued fight with them soe long as hee could and
the sayd Sallye men of warr tooke the sayd shipp the Blessing and
all her ladeing and this deponent and the whole shipps company and
carried them all to Salley and sold this deponent and the shipps company
for slaves and made Prize of the sayd shipp and her ladeing
without any recompense given to the Owners thereof that this deponent
knoweth of And further to these Interrogatories hee cannot answere saving
that hee saith hath lost his booke wherein the markes and numbers of the sayd goode were entered the
same being taken by the Sally men of warr

The sayd Soon to the Interrogatories ministred [CENTRE HEADING]
on the behalfe of the Assurers/