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board and throwe over most part of the ffish on board belonging to the sayd
shipps company and some of the ffish belonging to the Merchants in order to the better
preservation of the rest thereof, which notwithstanding the storme still continueing
the sayd shipp by reason thereof grew very leakie and received in much water
which the company of the shipp with much labour at the pumpe cleered her of
and preserved her from sinkeing though the sayd storme had caused the sayd shipp
to spende alsoe her foretopp mast and mizen mast And saith that the sayd
storme ceasing and sayd shipp by the labour of the Company thereof cleered
of the water receaved aboard her thereby shee continued reasonable tight and the company
in place of her mayne mast which was hewed downe as aforesayd did make
a Jurie mast of a spare mayne topmast remayning on board and of a spare
sparr on board her made a Mizen mast, and could have made a fore
topp mast of other provisions that was on board if the Master William
Maples would have given command soe to doe all which being done
the winde blew fayre for the sayd shipp to have proceeded on her
voyage either to the Straights or Spaine or Portugall And this deponent
seeing the winde fayre to prosecute their sayd voyage did move the Master
aforesayd to goe to some Port or other in Spaine or Portugall (which hee
might welll have done) to sell and make money of the ffish on board her,
but the sayd William Maples refused soe to doe, and commanded the
Company of the sayd shipp and gave them expresse order to sayle for England with his sayd ladeing
although hee might as easily and without puting the sayd shipp to any
extraordinary stresse have sayled her to the Straights Spaine or Portugall
the winde serving fitt for any of those places, whereupon the Company of
the sayd shipp according to her sayd Masters Commands sett sayle for
England and endeavoured to arive at Plymouth but not being able soe
to doe arrived safely with the sayd shipp and her ladeing (all save what
perished in the storme as aforesayd) at Bristoll And further hee cannot
depose saving hee saith, that a shipp belonging to Bristoll (whose name
hee knoweth not) had in the sayd storme predeposed of spent her mayne
mast and receaved great detriment thereby, and being in company of the
sayd shipp Thomas and Lucie, did not withstanding her damage receaved
leave the company of the Thomas and Lucie and sayled towards Spaine whether
shee was bound with ffish./

To the 8th 9th 10th and 11th articles hee saith that the sayd Company of the sayd shipp Thomas and Lucy after
her arrivall at Bristoll did there by the Command of her sayd master William
Mapples unlade all her ladeing of fish taken in at Newfound land save
what perished as aforesayd in the storme) and did by his order againe take
in and lade aboard the sayd shipp soe much of the same ladeing as was dry
and well conditioned and alsoe other ffish sent aboard her
and therewith departed from Bristoll to sea with intente to prosecute her
first intended [?invoyage] aforesayd or at least to goe to the Straights to some port there but being at sea did about two or three
dayes after her puting to sea with the sayd ladeing againe meete with stormie and
tempestious weather which soe shattered the sayd shipp that shee grew very
leakie and receaved in very much water soe that the Company had much
adoe with continuall pumpeing to keepe her above water Whereupon the
Master and company of her aforesayd, seeing her leakines, were forced for