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of the ffrigotts company well provided with musketts and other weapons
and there being smale [?AXe] of winde the sayd Lietenant and Company
of the boate made up to the sayd shipp hadarene and by force entred her
and seized her and her ladeing, to the hazard and adventure of their lives the
premisses hee deposeth being one of the sayd ffrigotts company and seeing the
premisses soe had and done And further to these articles hee cannot depose./

To the 3 article hee referreth him selfe to the Act or Ordinance of Parliament
arlate and further hee cannot depose/

To the 4th and the schedule therein mentioned now read to him at
this his examination hee saith for that hee was aboard the hadarene soone after her seizure and sawe
them soe stowed and lyeing and tasted some of the Brandie after the hadarene came into the Plymouth harbour hee knoweth that shee had divers hogsheads of viniger and
pipes of Brandie lying betweene decks, but the number or markes of them
hee knoweth not and that shee had in her cabin divers bales of goods but the contents
marke or number of them hee knoweth not but hath heard they were paper
all which
Viniger Brandie and Bales of goods continued in the same places where they
were stowed when seized, untill such tyme as they were delivered to the officers
of this Commonwealth for Prize goods at Plymouth And further to this article
hee cannot depose.

To the 5th hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the lawe and the Registry of this
Court and his foregoeing deposition and saving the same cannot further depose/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

Richard Keate [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the sayd allegation/


Richard Megin of Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney Mariner
aged thirty two yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first and second articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that in the yeare 1654
and moneths therein concurring and alsoe in the yeare 1655 the Middleburrough ffrigott arlate
was in the imediate service of this Commonwealth and the arlate Godfrey as her Commander,
and was imployed against the dutch ffrench and other enymyes of this Common=
wealth, and in pursuance of such designes the sayd Godfrey and company (whereof
this deponent was one) did in the tyme arlate give chase to the arlate shipp the
hadarene and comming neere, haled her and commanded her to strike sayle, which
notwithstanding shee refused to doe and held on her course without strikeing or
yeilding obsedience to command, whereupon the sayd Godfrey caused some gunnes
to bee fyred at her to bring her to Lee, but shee still refused to obey and
continued on her course, Insoemuch that thereupon the sayd Godfrey caused his
Lieutenant to goe with a boate well manned and armed (there being little
winde stirring) to rowe up and seize the sayd shipp, which they did, and shee
not submitting nor strikeing sayle the sayd Lieutenant and his Crue seized
the sayd shipp hadarene and her ladeing by force, this hee deposeth of his
owne sight and knowledge being one of the ffrigotts company And further hee
cannot depose

To the third hee referreth him selfe to the Act or ordinance of Parliament
arlate And further cannot depose./