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To the 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. and 13th Interrogatories he saith that being
not att Antego the voyage in question he knoweth nothing of the Contents
of theis Interrogatories nor any of them


Repeated before the Judges in Court.


The 21th day of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

Powell and others the Mariners of the}
Hopewell against Austin. Suckly Clements}

Examined upon an allegation given or made in the Acts
of Court on behalfe of the sayd Powell
and Mariners.


James Thomas of Poplar in the County of Middlesex Mariner
Late Steward of the sayd shipp the Hopewell for part of
the voyage in question, aged eight and twenty yeares
or thereabouts a witnes sworne and examined deposeth
and saith as followeth.

That the severall and respective Mariners mentioned in a schedule in
this cause exhibited and particularly named in this deponents deposition
this day taken upon an arlate allegation in the same cause were as he
verily beleiveth hired by the sayd Henry Powell att and for the wages
schedulat this deponent onely excepted who was hired by him for
32 s per moneth And saith that the respective monethly wages in the
sayd schedule mentioned for Officers and Principall Marriners was
and is ordinarily given for such a voyage as that now in controversy
videlicet from this Port of London to Guinney and from thence to the Barbadoes
videlicet 53 s per moneth to a Carpenter, in which imployment Richard Stedeman
schedulat was hired and served, and 38 s per moneth to a quarter master in which
ymployment Henry Masste Edward Best schedulat hired and served, and 45 s per moneth
to a Gunner in which place John Lacy schedulat was hired and served and 60 s
per moneth to a Chirurgeon in which place Roger Jones schedulat was hired
and served and 50 s per moneth to a Boatswayne in which office Richard
Ward schedulat was hired and served, and 55 s per moneth for a cheife
mate and Masters mate in which office or offices ffrancis Chapman and
Richard Cannon schedulat were hired and served. And saith that the
common rate for an ordinary Mariner for such a voyage was and is 32 s per moneth
but he saith that att that tyme videlicet about October 1651. Mariners were
so scarse that 36 s per moneth was att that tyme an ordinary rate for such
a voyage and that 15 s per monteh is an ordinary rate for a youth or ships
Boy in such a voyage especially att that tyme. And he saith that the allegat
James Jauncey Peter Mackrell and Robert Lewellin were in the sayd
voyage oartowners of the sayd shipp and for and as such commonly accounted
reputed and taken but of what part of the sayd shipp and furniture
every of them was Owner he knoweth not, And saith he knoweth the
premisses now by him declared being one of the sayd shipps Company and
steward of her for part of the voyage in question, and was ymployed
by the sayd Henry Powell for the procuring of men to serve in the
sayd ship the voyage in question. And otherwise he cannot depose


Repeated in Court before the}