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was a letter on board signifying as if the [?corne] or lading aboard was to bee
transported for Middleborowe, but the same was only a [XXX-brief], or [?colourable GUTTER]
letter, and that the said charter-partie was and is the true Writinge for
the said voyage, and hee denieth that there were any papers or writings burnt
throwne over board or otherwise concealed.

To th elast hee saith that the said shipp and lading were by Captaine
Greene taken on the high and open sea (and not in any port or harbour)
on satturday last was three weekes. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith that the said shipp before shee was
taken came last from the haven of B[XXdet] in Bretagne in the
kingdome of ffrance where shee tooke in her lading of wheate, rie,
and oates, videlicet 141 tonnes of Wheate, 120 tonnes of Rie, and
fiftie tonnes or ates, all corne and graine of the growth of
ffrance, and laden by a ffrenchman, and were to be carried to and
delivered at honfleur in the said kingdome, but for which accompt
hee knoweth not. And otherwise hee cannot answer, saving there were #

[# LH MARGIN] at the time of the seizure
about 200 deale boards aboard
the said shipp, which were [?laid]
under the corne to keepe it
from being wet, which deales
hee saith were the proper
goods of and belonging to the
said owners of the said shipp.
J[?an] [?Jansson XXXXXXX]

Repeated before doctor Stephens.



30. Julij 1651
h[?ewitt] against Cockayne
and Company of the [XXXX ?Merchants]

Examined upon the libell given in on the behalfe
of the said H[XXX]./

[XXXX] 1us

William [?Masters] of Redriffe in the County of Surrey
Marriner aged 4[?0] yeares or thereabouts sworne and
Examined deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the fourth article of the said libell he saith and deposeth That the Shipp
the William arlate did sett forth from Gravesend upon the voyage arlate and
in the imployment of the arlate William C[XXXXXX] upon the 16th day of
the month of October in the yeare 164, and did safely arrive in the
roade of [XXXX] in or upon the 16th day of November followeing, and
did there deliver such goods as were to bee transported in the said shipp for
the use and Accompt of the said [?ConXXXXt], and so traded from Port to
Port and place to place upon the Coast of Barbary untill the 14th day
of Aprill then next followeing, which hee saith was [?five] monthes
and an half wanting two days or thereabouts All which he knoweth for that
hee this deponent went out Master Gunner of and in the said shipp for and
dureing all the said voyage And otherwise referreing himselfe to the Charter party
for the said voyage hee saith he cannot depose./

To the 5th??3] article he saith and deposeth that upon or about the 14th day of
Aprill 164[?3] the Agents and ffactors of the said C[?ourteene] did lade and putt on
board the said shipp the William, a parcell of Gould being
Barbary ducketts, vallued att foure thousand five hundred pounds, att [XXXXX]
[XXXX] arlate, and also two peeces of [XXXX] Ordnance which were left to the
[?Charge] of the arlate Thomas Cox B[XXXX] of the said shipp, and chargeavle unto
the arlate Symon Turg[?i]s and [?Richard] [?Batson], and [XXXXth] the said shipp
as sett saile from the [XXXX] in Barbary bound for the East Indies Att which
time he saith there was due (according to the [XXXXX]} seaven hundred and forty
pounds for the freight of the said shipp, and further he saith hee cannot depose
saveing that in case they had gott safely to the Indies the said Gould and Ordinance was
to have [?defrayed] [?theire] [?charges] [?untill] which time as they had arrived at the Port

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