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ffrigott Interrogated whereof hee saith the said Raph Pratt his precontest
was Master, and hee this deponent was his mate of and belonging to the
said shipp, when shee was last at Bristoll, and about seaveb monthes
before and was bound from the said Port of Bristoll (about the middle
of March last) unto this Port of London All which hee deposeth for that
hee this deponent was on board the said shipp when they sett saile from
Bristoll and Masters mate thereof as aforesaid. And further hee saith
hee cannot depose

To the second hee saith that Captaine William Thomas and the producent
Mary Shotton were Proprietors and Part Owners of the said shipp, haveing
bought the same of those that belonged to the Prize office, byr cannot declare
what particular part the said producent hath therein, And this hee deposeth
for that hee and the said Master Raph Pratt went with the said Captaine
Thomas to the producent, who ordered them to doe as hee the said
Captaine Thomas directed which did [XXXX] this deponent to take notice of and knowe
that she was Part Owner thereof And further hee cannot depose./

To the third hee saith that the said shipp upon her proceeding from Bristoll to
London as aforesaid, was taken surprized and seised by a Jersey man of
warr under the Comand of Captaine John dan, on or about the Eleventh
day of Aprill last past off the lands end upon the high and open Seas, and
and (sic) did continue and remaine in the power possession and comand of him as
a prize for about three dayes together, and was disposed thereof by his
direction accordingly, And hee further saith that afterwards the said shipp
was rescued and retaken by Captaine Parsons of Absgam and carried
in to Milford haven, and there delivered upp to Justine White the Vice Admirall
thereof All which hee knoweth because hee was on board her when she was
taken and retaken as afore said, And further hee saith hee cannot depose
saveing That hee does not knowe that ever the said Mary Shotton the producent
had ant recompsense or satisfaction for the losse of the said shipp as [XXX]
hee hath deposed./

To the crosse Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that hee cannott tell what particul[?e]r part the
said producent had of and in the said shipp neither can hee Judge of the
worth thereof And further saveing his former depositions to which hee
refereth himself hee saith hee cannot depose./

To the second hee saith that after the said shipp went from Bristoll she
did saile and arrived at Milford Haven, and from thence by reason of contrary winds
putt in to Saint Ives in Cornwall, and after that when they came out from Saint Ives off the Lands
end the said shipp and ladeing was taken as after said unto which
his deposition hee refereth himself and further hee cannot depose./

To the third hee saith the said shipp was taken on or about the 11th
of Aprill last by a Jersey man of warr, out of which hee saith that
all the Companyes cloathes and provisions were taken by the Ennemie which
were reckoned worth 26 pounds sterling And further hee cannot



Upon the said 2d of August

Examined upon the said Interrogatories of the behalf of Shotton


John dennis of Limehouse in the parish of Stepney Marriner
aged 33 yeares or thereabouts sworne as aforesaid deposth as followeth