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did desyre him in regard they had lost their adventure of ffish which
they had on board the sayd shipp by the storme aforesayd and that their cloathes
were much worne and spoiled and they destitute of money or freinds in Bristoll
to load them money, hee would pay them some part of their wages due to
them that they might therewith provide them selves with cloathes to keepe
them warme it being winter and other necessaries fitt for such a voyage
but the sayd maples refused to pay them any part thereof or give them
any ssecuritie for the payment if it Whereupon the arlate Peter Bartlet
William hamblin and the rest of the mariners were by that meanes
forced to leave the sayd shipp and come to their freinds to London to be
supplyed with cloathes and other necessaries they stood neede of
the premisses hee deposeth being present thereat and one of the sayd shipps
Company And further hee cannot depose./

To the 12th hee saith that hee hath often frequented both the Ports of
London and Bristoll and thereby hath observed and knoweth that Mariners are
usually hyred at Bristoll to goe may voyage thence at cheaper rates then at the Port of London
And that hee hath receaved letters of advice from Bristoll from
some of his freinds there that the arlate William Maples hath hyred
mariners enough to serve in his sayd shipps the Thomas and Lucie for
her intended voyage from Bristoll to Spaine or Portugall
and that shee doth not stay at Bristoll for want of mariners And further
hee cannot depose./

To the 13th hee saith that since the sayd shipp Thomas and Lucy first came
to Bristoll the sayd Maples did at Bristoll in the presence and hearing of
this deponent and his contest Timothy Newman confesse and saye that after
the first storme (predeposed of) was over, and his Company moved and urged
him to proceede on his first voyage to Naples or else to Spaine or
Portugall and that hee might have sayled with his sayd shipp to any of the
sayd places And further hee cannot depose

To the 14th hee saith that the Company of the shipp Thomas and Lucie well
sawe and knew that the sayd shipp was unserviceable when shee was viewed
as aforesayd and this deponent and others heard the Carpenters avere soe much
and that shee would cost 300 li and take up a great tyme to make her
serviceable and therefore hee beleeveth they durst not adventure to sea in her
from her foundering and sinkeing therein And further saving his foregoeing
deposition hee cannot depose./

To the 15th hee saith that the whole Company of the shipp Thomas and Lucie did
serve her from the tenth of June last which day they entered into full pay as aforesayd at Gravesend till the 26th of december last
and during that tyme did faithfully serve and discharge their duties
according to their places aboard the sayd shipp And further hee cannot depose
saving as hee hath predeposed the arlate Peter Bartlet did serve as Carpenter
in the sayd shipp and (as hee hath heard and beleeveth) entered into whole pay the space
of half a moneth before the sayd tenth day of June last soe that hee
served seaven moneths in the sayd shipp the premisses hee deposeth being one of the sayd [?Claymers] company [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX]

To the 16th article hee saith that the monthly rates mentioned in the schedule


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