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sixe tymes since at Jarra Key neere Newcastle and other places in the River of
Newcastle and at Tinmouth bay, and knoweth the Interrogated Cable only by sight and [?that]
since the damage aforesayd was done, and knew neither him nor the sayd shipp [?XXXX]
before the sayd damage done And further cannot answere./

To the 3 hee saith hee knoweth not how many myles over the place called the well is but
saith it is the common passe for all or most shipps bound to Newcastle
and saith the night when the damage was done was not soe darke but that the [?Master]
and Company of the Successe did easily perceive the shipp dove at a pretty distance
off and called to her company to beare off and did their best endeavour to [?avoyd]
coming neere the dove, but the dove kept on her course and noe way regarded
the crying out of the Successes Company but wilfully or at least carelessly [?runn]
upon her in manner aforesayd And hee saith hee this deponent was not in his Cabin
but upon the deck standing neere the scuttle as aforesayd and on the same side
whereon the Successe received her damage aforesayd when the sayd damage was done And further hee cannot

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith hee was one of those that cryed out to the dove and espied
her comming upon the Successe and was present when the damage was done, and
could and did discover that the sayd shipp had an Angell on her head and
a byrde with white wings in her sterne which when hee sawe her againe in the
River of Newcastle hee perceived was the picture of a dove, and hee knoweth it to
be the same shipp that did the damage aforesayd for that upon his
view of all the shipps at and neere Newcastle, hee sawe noe shipp that
boare the same resemblance in their head and sterne but the shipp dove
in this suite complayned of And otherwise hee answereth negatively

To the 5th hee saith hee hath satisfied the contents thereof before soe farr as
hee cann and further cannot answere otherwise than negatively

To the 6th Interrogatorie hee saith saving his foregoeing deposition hee knoweth
nothing nor hath heard any thing to the ocntents of this Interrogatorie./

To the 7th Interrogatorie hee saith hee hath not heard or knoweth ought of the
effect of this Interrogatorie and therefore cannot answere thereto./

Repeated before doctor Clarke/

the marke of the sayd
Andrew A C Cristi/ [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The second day of January 1654 English style/ [CENTRE HEADING]

Captaine John Arthur Owner of the shipp the John}
whereof Thomas Browne was Master against Thomas}
Pitt Bernard Sparke and others freighters of the}
sayd shipp and against all et cetera. Budd Cheeke}

Rp. et [?X]. 5 alys
hic B5 in B.5.

Examined on an allegation given in and
admitted on the part and behalfe of the sayd
Captaine John Arthur./

John England of Burton neere Bredport in County of
dorset Mariner aged 25 yeares or thereabouts a witnes [?now]
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the fifth article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee well
knoweth and remembreth that the shipp the John arlate (whereof Thomas B[?rowne]
was Master)

was at such tyme as this deponent came first thither
in the shipp Saint John Baptist which was about the second
or third of January 1653 old style then lying

lying (sic) at the
Port of Weymouth arlate and was then well and sufficiently victualed and [?manned]
with the sayd Master and fifteene able men and boyes or thereabouts and then ready to sett sayle