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The fifth day of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

Lewellyn Austen and others against Powell}
Clements. Suckly.}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of the sayd


John Lacy of the parish of Saint Mary Maudlin in the County
of Surrey Mariner, aged sixty three yeares or thereabouts
a witnes sworne and examined, deposeth and saith as followeth.

Powell dt.

To the first article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith and deposeth that he
hath knowne the arlate shipp the Hopewell whereof Henry Powell was master
for two yeares now past and upwards, and saith the sayd Henry Powell for
and during the whole voyage in controversy was Owner and Proprietor of
one eighth part of the sayd shipp the Hopewell (which was lost in the
sayd voyage) and did sett forth his sayd eighth part as a ffreighter and
Adventurer upon the sayd voyage, and when the sayd shipp ws taken the
same Powell did loose one full eighth part with the sayd Lewellin
Austen Mackrell and Jauncey, the premisses he knoweth being Gunner
of the sayd shipp the voyage in question, and having seene the deed of
ffreightment. And otherwise cannot depose

To the second and third he saith that the sayd Henry Powell was by the Joynt
consent of the rest of the Owners Lewellin Austin and others appoynted
master of the sayd shipp the voyage in question, and had besides his sayd
eighth part of the shipp a good quantity of goods aboard upon his owne Accompt
and Clothes Instruments and other things of good value, and allso one 8th
part of the proceed of the Negroes brought from Guiney, of the value of 250 li
sterling. All which were absolutely lost by the seizure of the sayd shipp, which
this deponent knoweth being one of her Company the voyage in question, And
otherwise cannot depose.

To the fourth fifth and sixth articles This deponent saith that
the sayd shipp the Hopewell arrived att Antego the 14th day of October 1652
and not before, and upon the .15. and 16th dayes of the sayd moneth the sayd
shipp wanting repaires in her wailes was careened and amended, by some of
the shipps Copany and her Master, and others went a shoare to Cutt wood to stowe
the sugars being a necessary worke, and saith the .17.th day being the
Sabbath there was noe worke done, and upon the .18.th day of the sayd month the
shipp Hopewell was haled aboard the Recovery arlate, and the Company of
the Hopewell cast out her ballast to make roome for the sugars, and tooke aboard
some of the Recoveryes gunnes,
And upon the 19th day tooke in the rest of the Recoveries gunnes and
stowed them in the Hopewell, And upon the 20th day (being the soonest
that possibly that worke could be done) did begin to take the sugar and other goods
out of the REcovery into the Hopewell, and used all possible endeavour from
the tyme so farr as nature and strength in that hot Clymate might
of could endure to dispatch that worke with the greatest speed that might
be, which this deponent knoweth being all the sayd tyme present and assisting
att and in the busines and worke aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose.