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bin out upon voyages in the service of English men;) and the
said John Thompson is here married, and at this present liveth
with his wife in East Smithfeild neere the Tower of London
And further cannot depose./::-

Repeated before Collonell Cock:/:



The same day: [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the said Allegation:/:

Rp. (5us.

John Thampson of East Smithfeild
neere the Tower of London Mariner late
master of the ship the Saint Catherine aged 25
yeeres or thereabouts sworne and Examined.

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith that for and
during all the Monethes of March, Aprill, May, June July
August, September, October, November, and December 1658. the arlate
Henry Boldero William Harris, and John Shephard were
(and are this present) and soe ought to be the true and Lawfull, owners
and Proprietors of all the arlate ship the Catherin whereof this
Deponent was master and of her tackle, apparrell, and furniture,
saving that hee this Deponent hath about ffifty pounds
sterling interest in the said ship. The foresaid Premisses hee
deposeth for that the said Owners made this Deponent master of
the said ship, and they fitted and furnished her out on the
voyage in question: and further cannot depose./

To the second 3d and 4th hee saith that about a twelve moneth since
the said Mr Boldero, Mr Harris, and Mr Sheppard, (and alsoe
this deponent according to his said Interest in the said ship) did at their
owne Coste and Charges. fit and prepaire the said ship, with
tackle, Rigging, sailes Anchors and Cables, and other Necessaryes
for a voyage to be made with her, from Delphs haven, (at which place
hee saith she was soe fitted, and prepared) to Plymouth
and from thence to Newfoundland, and soe to Avero in Portugall,
And saith that an English merchant living in
Rotterdam who is ffactor and Correspondent of the Arlate Nicholas
Opye of Plymouth Merchant did on the behalfe of the said
Mr Opye, hire and take to fraight the said ship of and from
the said Mr Baldero, Mr Harris, Mr Sheppard and this deponent
to goe the foresaid voyage, namely from Delphe Haven
to Plymouth, thence to Newfound Land, and from thence
Alvero, aforesaid; And saith the said shipp proceeded on her said Voyage,and sayeth she arrived at Newfound
=land where shee tooke in ffish; and was to have Caried the same to Avero
And as shee was sayling up the mouth of the River
of Avero. the said ship and all her lading of ffish on board
her. was on or about the moneth of december. 1658: taken
and seized by the ship the Laurell Tree by vertue of a Commission of the King of Portugall and by her
Comander and Company carried to Lisbone, and there