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The day aforesaid.

Rp. 3.

Raph Page of London Chirurgeon of the shipp the Barnstable
Merchant aforesaid aged 27. yeares or thereabouts sworne as
aforesaid and examined touching his losses sustayned by the king
of Portugall, upon the seisure of the said shipp att LIsbone saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

That the shipp the Barnstable Merchant of London (John Wherdgoe Master)
being bound out upon a tradeing and Merchand[?X]zeing voyage, the said
Master indented with this deponent to goe the said voyage, as his Chirurgeon And
saith that u[pon the first of June 1648 hee entred into pay, and did goe out with
the said Shipp in that service, and sailed first to Newfound land, and then
to Lisbone, where hee saith the said and Company did enter into the service of the king of
Portugall, and tooke freight and sailed to Brazeela, and there dischardged, and att
Brazeela was reladen, and freighted, and came and sailed backe againe to Lisbone
Where, (att theire returne) he saith hee found Prince Ruperts Shipps within
the River, and the Parliaments ffleete without the Harbour; and a while after there
happened a difference betweene the king of Portugall and the Parliaments Generalls
which so incensed the said king that hee caused the said shipp the Barnstable
Merchant, and all her goods in her to be seised upon, And the said Master this deponent
and the rest of the sid Shipps Company were in the Month of June 1650,
imprisoned and [XXXXed], And hee saith that hee for his part lost a
Chest of Sugar worth 50 li sterling, all his Cloathes a Chest of Chirurgery
with Instruments, books and other necessarie Accomodation worth 45 li sterlin
or thereabouts, And all his wages for 20 monthes which hee saith att fifty
shillings per month amounteth to 50 li All which att present are lost unto
this deponent who hath manifested his affections to the Comonwealth of
England in the service both of sea and land, which hee saith is true and
knowne to the said Master and all the said Shipps Company and others and further hee
saith hee cannot depose./

Repeated with the 2 foregoeing//
wittnesses before doctor Exton//



15 July 1651.

Alderman Berkley and company}
against the shipp the Saint John of Olaron.}


Peter Biroché of Ol[?onne] neare Rochell in
ffrance, master of the said shipp the Saint John aged
30 yeares or thereabouts. sworne and examined
saith as followeth, videlicet.

To the first second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that his said
vessell the Saint John belongeth to the port of Olon or Oleron in ffrance, and
that the owners thereof are Jaques P[?omeroy], and luke B[?onin] gffrenchmen, and
Margaret P[?ewtean], and Anne Pomeroy Widowes, ffrenchwoman (sic) and unto him
this deponent alsoe a ffrenchman, all five dwelling in Olon or Oleron
aforesaid and being subiects of the ffrench kinge, and saith that the said
shipp having there received in her lading of Codd-fish, and being in her
returne therewith for Oleron or Olon aforesaid was in her course on the high and open sea met with
and taken by Captaine Wilkinson on the 18th of June last neere S[XXXX], all which hee
knoweth being master of her and then aboard her, and saith that the said lading was
for accompt of the said owners, and should have bin carried to and dischardged at Olon
aforesaid to and for their use and accompt, if the said seizure had not bin made, [?saving a]
third part belonging to the shipps company, all likewise ffrench

Repeated before doctor Clarke

P[?idre] biroché [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]