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Eadam dia. [23rd November 1650]

Super Lib XXXX examinatas.


Nicholas Smyth da Ratcliffe in Com Middlesex Nauta
aetatis 23 annXXX aut XX XXXXter testis productus et

Ad prima et 2us arlos deponit et dicit that within that time aclate the aclate
Robert Page was owner and lawfull proprietor and in possession of a certaine
Negro and of a beaver hatt, and died possessed thereof on or about the
23th day of June last on Mevis one of the Caribbe Islands
All which hee knoweth because hee this deponent was then boatswaines mate
of the shipp the Fountain and Abigail whereof the said Robert Page was commander
to the time of his death, and was acquainted with the said Pages buying the
said Negro at the Barbadas of a Dutchman for 1000 weight of sugar
and the said beaver hee had of one Liuetenant hooker there, this deponent
fetching the same from the said Lieutenant to and for the said Page
at the Barbada's. And the said Captaine Page soe leaving
the said Blackmore and beaver hatt behinde as his owne merchandize
the aclate John Ma?miford within two or three dayes next after the
death of the said Captaine Page tooke the said beaver hatt and possessed
himselfe thereof, of this deponents sight and knowledge seeing him wear
the same and convert it to his owne use. But for his seizing or
taking away the said Negro hee cannot depose being then ashore, alr
nescit, saving the said Page was at the time of his death commonly
accompted the owner and proprietor and lawfull possessor of the said Negro and
beaver hatt./.

Ad XXXX arXXXX dei Libell deponit et dicit that the said Blackamore at such
tyme as the said Robert Page bought him cost 1000 li weight of sugar
and soe much hee saith hee was very well worth hee being a young lustee
healthfull youth and the said Beaver hatt hee saith at the tyme of ?their
tyme of the said Mamfords disposall thereof as aforesaid was well
worzj the vallew of 5:li sterling in Tobaccoos and sugars.tThe said 1000
weight of sugars being worth 30:li sterling And for soe much the said
Negroe and Beaver might have bin sould by the freinds of the
said Page after his decease, in case the said Mamford had not taken
away and disposed of them as hee did. Et alr. nescit deponere

Ad 4u deponit that B?ren?adict Page the producent in this cause is
the Relict of the said Robert Page, and for such is comonlie
reputed and taken. Et alr. nescit

Ad Interria./

Ad prima rendet quad venit rogatus p produnew ad testificand in
in her sua in qua nilib comadij aut incomodi expectat XXXXX
in XXXXXX obtinXXXit. And saith hee for his part knoweth [XXXX and ?favoureth] all the parties
litigant a like in relation to this suite, and wisheth that XXXX take its
place therein. Et alr rendet negative.

Ad 2u rendet that hee hath knowne the said Maniford by the space of
theise two yeares or thereabouts. Et alr nescit saluis preparte suis ad
que se nescit./

Nicholas Smith [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]