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the nyneteenth day of October anno domini 1635 last past the arlate John
Digbye did buy of him this deponent two cases of stronnge waters
which (as the sayd Digbye then affirmed) he intended to send to Virginia
in the arlate shipp the Constant (Wherof Clement Campion was
captain for which two cases of stronnge waters the said Digbye hath since really payd unto
him forty two shillings seaven pence, And heralsoe
sayeth that tent wyne the time aforesaid (if it were good could not be lesse
worth then foure shillings per gallon; and suche at that tyme (if it were
found) could not be lesse worth then three shillings per gallon, which he know that
to be true beinge a wyne Cooper who doth often buy and sell wynes
Et alr nescit deponere./

Richarde Younge [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


Primo February 1636 iuxta [?Xe]./

Robertus Burges de Culliton in County Devon mercator aetats
42 annorum circiter testis in hac parte productus iuratus
Et examinatus dicit quod Johem Digbye partem productus per
12 annes aetapps aut circiter bene novit sed partem con quam
productus non novit ut dicit

Ad primum secundum et reliquos arlos allegationis in hac parte dat et oblat
Et schedulam in eadem menconat dicit et deponit That
A little before Easter last past he
this deponent beinge heere in London mett with the arlate John
Digbye who acquainted this deponent that he had traded divers goods abord
the arlate shipp the Constant (wherof the arlate Clement Campion
was captain) to be delivered at Virginia, and that he had understood that
the sayd shipp proved insufficient for the performance of her voyage
and that she was putt into the west countrey neere at Alford combe
neere Barnestaple, and the sayd Digbye delivered this deponent on
divers notes of the particulers of the sayd goods with a letter of attorney under his hands to receive them and desired him to
ride to Alfordcombe to demande the sayd goods, and that in or
about the moneth of May last past this deponent at the request of the
sayd digbye this rode to Barnestaple and there inquired for the
sayd Campion the captain of the said ship, where he was tould that the
sayd Campion was at a gentlemans house about five miles from that
place, and that a great part of the goods laden in the said ship were
sould, and then this deponent rode to that gent house to inquire for the
sayd Campion, where coming he was tould by one of the company of the said ship that doth lay at that gentlemans house that the said Campion had
bene there, but was gone from there the day before and that some of the sayd Digbyes
goods videlicet contayne wynes and other goods lay in that gent house, but this
deponent could not have them unlesse he would pay six pounds for them,
and that all the goods were unladen out of the said shippe, and some of the
sayd goods were in a sellor in Alfordcombe but were much dampuifyed
little worth, and that a great part of the goods laden into the sayd
shipp were sould to mainetayne the company (they having nothing else to
live on) and to pay their debts in that countrey wheruppon this deponent
replyed that he had authoritye to receive the sayd Digbyes goods, but not to
pay any money for them, and then that man of the company agayne tould him that he
could not have those wynes and other goods unlesse he would paye six pounds for them
and theruppon this deponent returned home and did not goe to Alfordcombe to demand
the rest of the said Digbyes goods because he was tould that they were spoiled, dampuifyed and little
worth as aforesaid Et alr profit deponere.

Robert Burges [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]