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The 9th of July 1651.

On the behalfe of William Bewly of London merchant Assurer}
in the henry and Anne of London}


Robert Gostlin of the parish of Olaves hartstreete London
Merchant, aged 25 yeares or thereabouts sworne before
the right Worshipfull William Clarke doctor of Lawes one of
the Judges of the high Court of the Admiraltie saith
and deposeth by vertue of his oath That whereas henry
[ffutter] of London Goldsmith did in the yeare 1646 procure a pollicie
of Assurance to be under written by Mr William Bewly Marchant
upon the shipp the henry and Anne of London and goods laden aboard her
for a voyage mentioned in the said pollicia for the summe
of twelve pounds sterling for premium which hee by the said pollicia
undertooke to pay unto the said Assurer in consideration of 200 li by him the said
mr Bewly, the Assurer aforesaid underwritten, hee the said mr [?ffutter]
hath not at any time paid or satisfied unto the said mr Bewly
the said summe of twelve pounds or any part thereof, which hee this examinate
is able to d[?iscover], because hee hath for theise six yeares last kept the bookes
of accompt of the said mr Bewly, wherein his prem[?ium] money hath bin
from time to time entred, and hath from time to time received the same
or bin made acquainted with the receipt thereof, and thereby well knoweth
that there hath bin noe payment made of the said 12 li or any part thereof as

Rob: Gostlin for my master} [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
Wm: Bewly}

service of the Comonwealth of England and brought into Leith in Scotland which
hee knoweth being aboard the said [?Boyer] when shee was so rescued and brought
in thither And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the 4th article hee saith and deposeth that the said Boyer the Dove so laden with
Corne bound for London and for soe by the Scotts man of warr and the vessell or
Boyer afore said laden with wheate and rescued by the said Assistanse ffryott and bought
into the Leith in Scotland were the same Bowyer the Dove and not divers,
yeildeing a reason of his knowledge as aforesaid And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the 5th hee saith that the producents and Company were and are All dutchmen
amd Inhabitants of Hamborow, and Subiects of that State, and so comonly accompted
And the there was and is a pease and amitie betweene the State at Hamborowe and
the Comonwealth of England, And otherwise he cannot depose./

To the last hee saith that his foregoeing depositions were and are true./

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee referreth himself to his foregoeing deposition and and otherwise hee
answereth negatively.

To the 2. 3. 4. 5 and 6th hee referreth himself to his foregoeing deposition
and otherwise hee cannot answere saveing, that the said ffrigott the Assistance rescued
the said Boter and ladeing off Montrosse on the Coast of Scotland as the Company of the said
Scotts man was carrting her along for Aberdene, her Master and Company being dispossessed
and dispoiled of the possession and Comand of her, and only this deponent and his
precontest Hendricke Pa[?pa] and a boy of her Company left in her and six of the Scott[?mans]
Company being abord her when shee was rescued So that the said Boyer and ladeing
had bin lost to the owners if the said Rescue had not beene made [XX XX] the Scotsman told
the said Skipper before hee carryed him out of the said Boyer That hee should have the same againe and her freight
but his adeing should bee made prize, because it was bound for London./

To the 7th hee said That it was about 9 of the Clocke in the morneing of the said
30th of Aprill that the said Scotchman tooke them, and about 6 in the morneing of the
5th of May last that the Assistance rescued [?them.]

To the 8th 9th and 10th hee answareth negativeley saveing as aforesaid