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The 25th day of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

Lewellyn Austen and others against Powell.}

Examined upon the sayd allegation.


Nathaniel Waade of Dowgate in the Citty of
London Mariner aged four and twenty yeares
or thereabouts a witnes sworne and examined
deposeth and saith as followeth. videlicet.

To the first Article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that he hath credibly
heard and beleiveth that the arlate Henry Powell was owner of one eighth
part of the sayd shipp the Hopewell which was lost in the voyage in question
and otherwise he cannot depose.

To the second article of the sayd allegation this deponent saith that the sayd Henry
Powell was for the sayd voyage constituted and appoynted master of the sayd
shipp for the government thereof, by the Owners of the sayd shipp
which he knoweth being one of the Mariners of the sayd shipps
Company the voyage in question, and otherwise he cannot depose.

To the third Article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the sayd Henry
Powell had in the sayd shipp Cloathes and necessaries, Sea Instruments
and his owne private adventure to a considerable value but knoweth not
the certainty there of, besides his eight part of the sayd shipp as aforesayd
and the proceed of the eight part of his Negroes brought from Guinny
amounting to the value of about four tonnes of sugar, All which
he the sayd Henry Powell did absolutely loose by the seizure of the sayd
shipp by Prince Rupert, which this deponent knoweth being one of the
Mariners of the sayd shipps Company and att that tyme the servant of
the sayd Henry Powll. And further cannot depose.

To the fourth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the sayd shipp
the Hopewell did arrive att Antego upon or about the 14th day of October
1652, being thursday as he remembreth and not before. And saith
that upon the fifteenth and sixteenth dayes some of the Company of
the Hopewell went a shoare to cutt wood for the stoweing of the sugars
being a necessary worke. and otherwise he cannot depose.

To the fifth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that about the beginning
of the next weeke after the arrivall of the Hopewell' att Antego and upon
the 18 or 19th day of October as he remembreth the master and Company
of the Hopewell did hand the Hopewell to the side of the Recovery and
removed some of the sugars of the Hopewell, and cast out the ballast
thereof, and tooke the Recoveryes gunnes and stowed them in the Hopewell
which he knoweth being an eyewitnes of the premisses and otherwise he
cannot depose.

To the sixth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith and deposeth that upon
the nynteenth or twentyeth day of the sayd moneth of October the tyme otherwise
he remembreth not, the sayd Powell and Company did beginn to take
the sugar and other goods out of the Recovery into the Hopewell.
And saith that in the Judgment and opinion of him this deponent the sayd
shipp the Hopewell could not sooner have bene fitted and made ready to
take in the sayd goods, And that the sayd Powel and Company did use their
utmost endeavour and make all convenient speed to unlade the sayd vessell
the Recovery and relade the sayd goods into the Hopewell, and neglected
noe opportunity to effect the same which he knoweth being then there present
And otherwise cannot depose.