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eadem die May 1650./. [CENTRE HEADING]

Super Interrys ex parte dni Ellison ministrat


Richard North of the parishe of Saint Michaell
Bashishaw London servant and apprentice to
Captaine Edmond Ellison aged 16.teene yeares
and above 7. moneths. sworne and examined
as aforesaid, saith by vertue of his Oath as followeth.

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee
this deponent being abord the shipp the Pearry all the tyme
of her last voyage and att such tyme as shee was taken by the
ffrench, did heare the arlate William Avery and John Dyet and [?Manye]
More of the said ship the Pearrye's Company say and declare abord
the said ship (after the fight betwixt her and the ffrench man of
warre was ended and the Pearry taken by her,) that the producent
Captaine Ellison had carryed and behaved himselfe Gallantly and
courageously in the said fight and that hee went from place to
place dureing the said fight encourageing his men in theire
severall quarters And that hee did doe all that a bonne Comander
could possibly doe for the defence of the said shippe. And further
saith that after the said Avery came ashore at Tolloone hee did
heare him say that Captaine Ellison had done soe bravelye
in the said fight that hee for his part would spend his blood with him
upon such another occasion. And did heare both him and
severall others of the said Company there allsoe ashore much
applaud and Comend the said Captaine Ellisons vallour dureing
the said fight; And saith moreover that hee this deponent
att Talloone did hear John dyet one of the parties in this busines say
and declare that diverse of the Pearryes companie dureing the fight
interrogated did hide themselves in the Bread Roome of the said
ship and in the hould thereof And otherwise hee cannot

To the 3d hee saith hee this deponent did heare William
Avery say diverse tymes aboard the ship the Rebecca
as they were comeing homewards from Tolloone that Captaine
Ellison came unto him in his quarter ymediatelye after
was wounded in the said fight and did encourage
and cheare him up, bidding him bee of good Comfort for
hee should not want a comforter. And did likewise much
talke of his the said Ellisons gallant behaviour and carriage dureing the said
fight. And further hee cannot depose.