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dischardge, and saith that while shee was remayning in the said port of
Nantes, and before such her departure there were laden and put aboard
her 118 hogsheads and 49 barrells of wine and twelve barrells of
Brandewine to be thence carried and transported on the said shipp
to Ostend and there to be delivered to mr Mathew Everard, and saith the
said wines and brandewines were soe laden by Mr William Skerret,
and that the same were for his owne accompt, which hee knoweth being master
of the said shipp and receiving the same of the said Mr Skerret, who told this deponent
that they were for his owne accompt, and this deponent sawe him pay for the same
and otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second hee saith that after such departure of the said shipp with
the said goods from Nantes for Ostend, shee was in her course of
proceeding for Ostend met with off the ffountaine head by a private
man of warr of England called the ffidelitie commanded by John
Stafford, and by him taken and seized and carried to Apsham in England
together with the said goods, where after 8 monethes endeavour for their
recoverie, this deponent gave them over as lost and there left them, and
hath not since seene either the said shipp or goods, And
saith the said seizure was made on or about the 17th of July 1653,
this deponent being then aboard.

To the third hee saith that Mr William Skerret aforesaid and Mr ffrancis
Bodkin both Irishmen were
owners of the said shipp, at the time of the said seizure
and losse, which hee knoweth because they constituted this deponent
master of her. And otherwise hee cannot depose, saving what followesd.

To the fourth hee saith that the bill of lading for the said goods was
made in the name and as if they were the goods of Mathew Everard
of dunquirke, which hee saith was donne only to preserve them
from seizure by the Spaniards, the said shipp comming from ffrance,
And saith the said Mathew Everard is commonly accompted an Inhabitant
of dunquirke and a subiect of the king of Spaine, And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee saith that the said William Skerret about
two yeares since bought the said shipp the Mary Magdalen at
Nantes of Thomas Barneswell an Irish man, and otherwise hee
cannot depose.

To the last hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, saying
the foresaid wines and brandewines were laden by the said
William Skerret for his owne accompt, And otherwise cannot

John duncan [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 15th of November 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

A businesse of examination of witnesses}
on the behalfe of Mathew Quine and John}
Madyn about certaine goods by them lost}
in ffrance and against Nicholas Le Bretan.

Examined upon an allegation given in
on the behalfe of the said Quine and

Rp. .j.

Richard Costilly of Galloway in Ireland Mariner
aged 25 yeares or thereabouts sworne and

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that