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The 5th day of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

Edward Beale and Company against the}
shipp Expectation/}
Examined upon the sayd allegation.


Abragam Hoopgood of Saint Ellens the lesse in London
merchant aged one and twenty yeares or thereabouts
a witnes sworne and examined deposeth and saith as
followeth. videlicet.

To the first second third and fourth aand fifth articles of the sayd allegation
This deponent saith that Residing att Messina in Scicily in the monethes
of december and January 1650, he then and there saw the arlate
shipp the Expectation being and abiding in the Port of Messina, and saith
that the arlate Thomas Newman was then Master of her, and the
arlate Thomas Ayres Purser of her and for and as such sthe sayd
Newman and Ayres were then and there commonly accounted reputed and
taken, And saith that of the saight and knowledge of this deponent the
sayd ship Expectation wsa in very great want of repaires in her
hull tackle and furniture, and so much in want thereof as that she
could not possobly without inevitable danger of foundring have made
any voyage to sea especially to this Port of London or other Port att a
great distance from Messina. And moreover saith there was att the
same tyme a Common fame and voyce amongst the English merchants
and others there resideing that the sayd Newman and Ayres wanted
moneyes to repair their sayd shipp, and that they had applyed themselves
to the arlate Edward Beale a merchant of Messina and Company for
releife therein, and that the sayd Edward Beale did undertake to
furnish them and did really furnish them according to their desires. And
this deponent saith that of his certaine knowledge and sight the sayd
shipp was repaired there about the same tyme by the said Newman and Ayres assisted by severall brokers
and others of Messina who bought the necessaries whereby the same was amended victualled and furnished
and was fitted and made tight and able to goe to sea. And by the
sommon voyce and report amongst the English merchants and others att
Messina aforesayd she was so repaired amended fitted and furnished
by the sayd Edward Beake or with his moneyes and by his meanes, And
so much this deponent verily beleiveth,
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the sixth sevenenth and eighth articles of the sayd allegation he saith that
after the sayd shipp was so repaired as aforesayd she sett sayle from
Messina being bound for this Port of London, and otherwise referring
himselfe to his foregoeing depositions and to the Acts of this Court
he cannot depose.

To the seventh article of the sayd allegation he saith he knoweth none of the parties

To the last he saith his depositions are true.