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The 3. day of January .1654/5:- [CENTRE HEADING]

A busines of Assurance touching a Losse in}
the hannah (whereof Thomas Tyman was Master)}

Examined upon Interrogatories on the behalfe of
John Parker:-

Rp. jus/

Nicholas Moore of Limehouse in the parrish of
Stepney and Countie of Middlesex Mariner aged 35
yeares or thereabouts a Wittnes sworne before the Right Worshipfull [*]

[*] William Clerke doctor of Lawes, one of the Judges of the}
high Court of Admiraltie of England}

and examined
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet:-

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith, That hee this rendent hath well knowne
the interrate John Parker for about five yeares last past, and saith
that in the moneths of June, July August and September last past, the said
John Parker being a Merchant of this Citie of London, was Owner and
Proprietor of one fourth part of the shipp the hannah interrate (whereof
the interrate Thomas Tyman was Master) and of one fourth part of her
tackle apparrell, and furniture, and for and as such during all the time
predeposed the said John Parker was generally reputed and taken. The
premisses this deponent well knoweth, for that hee was and went
Boateswaine of the said shipp the Voyage in Controversie, and heard
both the Master and Companie thereof during all the said Voyage frequently
acknowledge the proprietie predeposed, And saith, That this examinate
having frequented with Mariners and Masters of shipps, and used the art
of Navigation for twentie yeares last or thereabouts, to the best of
his judgement doeth estimate the said fourth part of the said shipp hannah
with her furniture and provisions aboard her in the Voyage in Controversie
to have been worth three hundred and fiftie pounds sterling or thereabouts.
And further hee cannot depose./

To the second hee saith, That the said Vessell the hannah was within the
time predeposed laden at Lisbone and ffaro in Portugall with Salt and
some quantities of oyles to be brought to this Port of London, and saith That,
upon the lading of the said salt and oyles, this rendent heard and observed
both from the said Tyman the Master and the factors who laded the same
That the interrate John Parker was Owner of one fourth of thes aid salt,
and of a quantitie of the oyles, particularly of ten pipes of oyle being the last
of the said shipps ladeing taken in at Pharo aforesaid, and that the
said quarter part of salt, and some of the oyles in the said shipp, particularly the
the (sic) ten pipes predeposed were laden and putt on board the said shipp for the
accompt of the said John Parker, and saith that hee verily beleeveth that the
said quarter part of salt consisting of about 100. moyes, and the said pipes
of oyle were worth in all two hundred pounds sterling and upwards at or about such
time as they were lost and perished in the sea in and aboard the said
Vessell, which in her course for this Port of London with the said goods
about the tenth of October last foundred and perished in the sea by
stresse of weather about twenty five leagues from the Groyne in Biscay