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Primo Junij 1650.

Abrahams Johnson, Williams Stevenson et sorij}
con Lucam Lucy, Davidem Davison, Philippus}
[?Allen] et Alexander Childe. Smith. Yeo}

Super allegacone arlate ex parte Dickson
Johnson et alem dat examinatus.

Rp. jus.

Augustinus Alexandxer parochia de Stepney in Comitatu Middlesex
Nauta, aetatis 40 annorum aut eo circiter testis productus
et juratus.

Ad quimtum arlum dicte allegaconis deponit that after the departure of the shipp the
Eagle arlate from the river Orwell, shee safely arived
ay Nantes arlate on or about the nineteenth day of May 1648, which hee
knoweth because hee this deponent was shipt and went masters mate aboard
her from Plimouth where shee was put in by contrary windes as shee was
in her course for Nantes aforesaid, and at Nantes hee saith there were
laden and put n board her a cargazon of goods and merchandizes for the
accompt of the arlate Lucy, Davidson Allen and Childe consisting in salt, [?XXXX] and other goods, and by the
order and firection of their facors (who laded the same) the same were
carried and transported in the said shipp the Eagle (William Stephenson
master) for New England, where the said shipp arived with them on or
about the fourth day of October 1648, and there safely delivered the
same unto such factors and agents of the said Lucas Lucy and company as were
appointed to receive the same, which hee knoweth ariving there in the
said shipp and seeinhg them delivered accordingly. In which passage
from Nantes for New England hee saith the said shipp mett with
much fowle weather and contrary windes, Et alr mescit.

Ad 6 deponit that after the delivery and discharge of the
said lading at New England, the said master and his company did there
newe Calke the said shipp, and put a newe top mast and boltspritt upon her
and then and there by the order and appointment of the said factors
received and tooke on board her all such ffish and goods as they provided
and directed to be laden in her, and then departed therewith intending
to carry the same to Bilboa according to the order of the said factors, reddens
racionem scientia sua ut supra, being masters mate as aforesaid and
seeing the same soe laden, and going thither in her. Et alr nescit.

Ad septimum deponit that in the said shipps passage from New England for
Bilbo shee mett with extraordinary greate stormes and tempests, by meanes
whereof the said shipp, company and lading were in greate perill of perishinge
in the sea, and the said stormes and tempests continueing for neere a
monethes space together were soe forcible and violent that the said shipps
chaine bilts were wrought out with her working in the sea and her sides
gave way, and shee became by the said stormes and tempests soe leakie
that her company were forced to keepe the pumpe continually going
night and day, and after they had longe laboured and used all meanes
for preservation of themselves shipp and goods by stitching their bonnets
with okam and constant removall of their sailes fore and aft under
the shipp without board for stopping of their leakes, and not being
able to stop them soe but that they were in extreame hazard of their lives
and of losse of their shipp and goods, they were forced and constrained