not thense into the River of Thames, and s … not thense into the River of Thames, and saith hee is a native of Palma<br />
aforesaid and subiect of the king of Spaine, and came thense about foure<br />
yeeres since, the most part of which time hee was in fflanders, and then came<br />
afterwards in Amsterdam, and thense went this voyage, and otherwise<br />
negatively saving as aforesaid and saving hee went to assist the said Lopez<br />
in the said voyage as aforesaid.
To the second hee refereth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and otherwise hee<br />
cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the third hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and saith it was in<br />
the Channell of Bahama wherethesaid Ailewarde bought the said<br />
Sassaperilla of the said Toribio ffernandez, for which hee saith there was not<br />
any money paid that hee saw, but
To the fourth hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition, and cabbot<br />
To the fifth hee saith hee hath knowne ths aid Betts and Andrewes from<br />
the beginning of this voyage, and not longer, and saith the said Aileward<br />
is a married man this deponent having seene his wife in London, and<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose, saving Aileward hath his house and<br />
familie in this citie, where this deponent hath bin at it.
Diego mendes [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
Wm Martyn Interpreter [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]
The 14th of Aprill 1659.
Claime of the said Jacomo}<br />
Otto and others}
Examined upon the foresaid allegation.
'''Diego Mendez''' of La Palma in the Canaries aged 2[?8] yeares<br />
or thereabouts, sworne and examined.
To the first and second articles hee saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth<br />
the claimers arlate and saith they were on the voyage in question in the<br />
sahippe the ''hope'' arlate from Amsterdam for the Spanish west Indies<br />
neamely the producent Jacomo Otto went as Skipper of her and carried<br />
out in her for his owne account linnen, and knives, and the [?XXX]<br />
William alias Jacob Tompson who went carpenter of her carried<br />
pepper and linnens for his account, and that the producent Bartholomew [?Guardier]<br />
waho was one of her companie, carried out pepper in her for his<br />
account, and that with the said shipp and goods the said parties all<br />
arived in the Spanish West Indies, where John [?Lopez] who went<br />
[?XXXXall] Sopra cargo at their instance and request (they being [?XXX]<br />
of tradiing there as not being Spaniards) trucked away their said outward<br />
goods, and produced for them therewith (which they laded aboard the<br />
said shipp) the severall goods following, videlicet for the account of the<br />
said Otto twelve chests and nine skinns of Indigo, and for account<br />
of the said Tompson thirtie five chests of Indigo, and for account<br />
of the said [>Guardier] one chest and two skinns of Indigo, all which<br />
hee knoweth for that this deponent an the said Lopez being Spaniards<br />
and having the libertie of trade there, and this deponent going the said<br />
voyage assistant to the said Lopez to help him in the said disposall<br />
of the producents outwards goods and producing the said homewards goods<br />
the markes whereof hee knoweth not, And further cannot depose.
To the third fourth fifth and sixth articles hee saith and deposeth<br />
that after such buying and providing the said goods at the West Indies<br />
they were laded aboard the said shipp for the said respective accounts<br />
to goe to the downes or dover and to be delivered for their accounts<br />
or to them, and the said shipp departed therewith accordingly, but<br />
by adverse winde and weather was put into Milford haven<br />
where this deponent came ashore and came for London leaving all<br />
theame for London leaving all<br />