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Rp. jus

Phillip Griffen of the parish of Saint Magnus London
Merchant aged thirty eight 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 yeares and Moneths arlate videlicet one thousand sixe hundred fifty five
and 1656 the arlate Isaack Barton, and one captaine John Wills and
one Mr [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] Pixley of London Merchants and otheres were then Owners of the arlate
shipp the ffreindshipp and did sett and furnish her for the voyage arlate which
was to be made with her under the Command of the arlate Thomas hyatt
the Master of her And the sayd hyatt hyred the Mariners to goe the sayd voyage
And hee this deponent was present at the ffleece Taverne in Cornehill
London with the sayd Thomas hyatt and the sayd Bartion Wills and Pixley
and sawe and heard him the sayd hyatt hyre the arlate Towers to goe Boat
swaine of the sayd shipp the sayd voyage, and alsoe hyre two or three other
mariners to goe the sayd voyage which as the said hyatt then declared to the
sayd persons soe by him hyred was a voyage to be made with the sayd shipp
from London to Gunney and from thence to the Barbados and from the Bar=
bados to London, And well remembreth that the said hyatt did agree with
the sayd Towers and other the Mariners soe by him hyred that their monethly
wages for their service in the sayd voyage should bee paid them in
London, at the end of the sayd voyage and not before, only that one or
two moneths pay should be paid to their wives in their absence soe that their wives brought
a note under their hands to the Owners of the sayd shipp for the same, And
the sayd Towers and the sayd other Mariners then hyred did consent to such
agreement to receive their wages at London at the end of the sayd voyage
their sayd wives having a month or two moneths pay paid them in their
absence, and this agreement hee saith was soe made in the yeare 1655
at the place aforesayd in the presence of this deponent and the sayd Barton
Wills and Pixley and about a moneth before the departure
of the sayd shipp upon the sayd voyage And further to these articles
hee cannot depose./

To the 3: 4th 5th 6th 7th and 8th articles hee saith that, for that hee went not
the voyage in question hee cannot of certayne knowledge depose any thing to
the Contents of the sayd articles, saving hee saith that the arlate Thomas
Paramore and Tanira Devinian two of the sayd shipps Company who went
the sayd voyage and returned back to London in the sayd shipp the ffreindshipp
did after their returne to London in the yeare 1656, af ffreshwharfe in
London severall tymes saye and declare to this deponent in the presence of other persons whose
names hee now remembreth not that the sayd shipps company were not
to receave their wages for the sayd voyage till their returne to London, and
that all her company except them selves had deserted and forsaken the sayd shipp
and mutined against the Master of her and that none of her company
hyred to goe the sayd voyage save the sayd Paramore and Sevinian did returne in her but all left her at the Barbados
And further to these articles hee cannot depose/