HCA 13/68 f.133r Annotate
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remained in the sayd Port of Trapanie two dutch merchants shipps till the
next day after, and saith that notwithstanding the sayd Captaine Swanly desired
and demanded of the sayd Governor satisfaction in the premisses, noe restraint
was made of the sayd dutch merchants shipps nor any meanes used by the
sayd Towne of Governor for remedy of the English, this deponent
being present and seeing the premisses, and hearing the sayd Governor say
he would not meddle with nor lay any restraint upon the sayd two dutch merchants
shipps. And otherwise he cannot depose.
To the nineteenth and 20th articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that about and
soone after the aforesayd passages there was a Common [?brint] and fame anongst
the Inhabitants of Trapany that the English were betrayed by the sayd Governor
and that he the sayd Governor had receyved a large reward or bribe in that
behalfe. And saith that the sayd shipp the Harry Bonadventure was a
strong and able shipp but the certayne burthen of her he knoweth not.
And saith the sayd shipp was compleatly fitted with Rigging, Anchors
Cables, masts yards and other necessaries, and had 110 men belonging to
her, and was victualled for .6. monethes, and had aboard her 41, gunnes
and two brasse murtering peices, and necessaries thereto appertaining
and had about 142 Kintalls of powder with musketts carbines pistolls
hatchetts, barrs and round shott proportionable, and had aboard severall
good quantities of merchandizes the particulars whereof This deponent
cannot sett forth, and had likewise aboard diverse goods and necessaries
belonging to the sayd Captaine Swanley and Company (the particulars whereof
this deponent cannot sett forth, And this deponent saith himselfe had
aboard the sayd shipp for his owne Accompt att the tyme of her seizure by the dutch shipps aforesayd
monyes and Cloathes to the value .15: li sterlin and A gold chayne of the cleare
value of 55: li sterling And he verily beleiveth that the sayd shipp the
Harry Bonadventure with her tackle furniture and moneys and lading
aboard her was well worth the summa of 12 thousand pounds sterling and
upwards. And further he cannot depose.
To the one and twentyeth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith and verily beleiveth
that the losse of the sayd shipp the Harry Bonadventure and allso of the sayd
shipp the Saint Peter and all their respective ladings was occassioned through
the violence contrivance and fraud of the sayd Governor of Messina, and
Trapany, and saith and verily beleiveth that in case the Company of the
Harry Bonadventure had not bene prisoners att and abused att Messina
and if the sayd Governor of Trapany had not betrayed the sayd shippes
but had (as he might and ought to have done according to his promise)
protected and defended the same whilst they lay in the Port of Trapany
and within the Command of the Gunnes Castle and fforts of the sayd
Towne, the sayd shipps the Harry Bonadventure and the sayd ?prize the
Saint Peter and their respective ladings might and would have beene
preserved in the possession of the sayd captaine Swanly and Company
and not have bene taken by the Dutch nor lost to the English. And
otherwise he cannot depose.
To the last he saith this depositions are true-
Repeated before Doctor Clerke)
and Doctor Godolphin)
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