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To the 20th he saith the sayd shipp the harry Bonadventure was of the burthen
of 350 tonnes or thereabouts and was compleatly fitted with rigging
Anchors Cables masts yards and other necessary appurtenances and
tackle and had 41 gunnes with tackle and furniture thereto requisit
and powder sufficient for the use of her selfe, and likewise to furnish
other shipps of this Commonwealth which she went to meet, the certayne
quantity with powder this deponent knoweth not, and had musketts Carbines
pistolls hatchetts and other Instruments and munition of warr fitting
and requisit for a man of warr of her bulke and burthen, and was
victualled for 6 monthes for 100 men and upward; and had some
merchants goods aboard videlicet about 63 baggs of Anniseeds taken out
of the gundecke of the Saint Peter. and 20 tunnes of beverage wine or thereabouts
taken into her att Naples for the use of Captaine Badi?beyes shipp the Paragon.
and severall goods and necessaries belonging to the sayd Captaine
Swanley and his sayd shipps Companie. and this deponent for his
owne part had aboard her att the tyme of her seizure by the dutch in goods
Clothes moneys and other things being all lost to him by the sayd seizure
to the cleare value of eighty pounds sterling. and moreover XXXX this deponent suffered 16
dayes imprisonment, and was forced to escape in the night att Leghorne and swimme to shoare for
his Liberty, and in his Journey from Leghorne homeward by Land neere
1000 miles, and expenses in that journey, and losse of tyme all happening
by reason of the sayd seisure, hath suffered further losse and dammage to the
cleare value of thirty pounds sterling and upwards. And saith he knoweth
not the value of the sayd shipp the harry Bonadventure nor the value of
other mens losses therein and otherwise cannot depose.

To the 21th he saith that he verily beleiveth that the sayd Governour of Trapany
might if he would have protected the sayd harry Bonadventure and the Saint Peter
according to his promise, and that in case he had done his best endeavour therein
the sayd shipps and their Ladeing respectively had not bene taken
by the dutch nor lost to the English but had continued in the possession
of the sayd Captaine Swanley and Companie. And otherwise referring
himselfe to his foregoeing depositions he cannot depose./

To the last he saith his depositions are true. and otherwise cannot depose.

Repeated with his precontest
before Doctor Clarke and Doctor Godolphin/.

Robert Tibbut [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day.

Examined upon the sayd allegation


John Standen of London neere Bottolphs wharfe
Chyrurgeon of the sayd ship the Harry Bonadventure
aged 28 yeares or theraebouts, a witnes sworne
and examined deposeth and saith as followeth