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The 21th of ffebruary 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of the officers and company}
of the Advise friget aforesaid, touching goods}
betwixt the decks of the Rossell.}

Rp. 2

Richard Clarke of the parish of greate
Allhallowes London Cloth worker
aged 55 yeares or thereabouts sworne
before the right worshippfull Charles George
Cock Esquire and William Clarke doctor of lawes
the Judges of the high Court
of the Admiraltie, saith and deposeth

That the said shipp the Rossell being a prize taken by the Advise
frigat was brought into Lee Roade in July last was a twelvemoneth
where this deponent on or about the tenth of the same moneth went
aboard her as a waiter appointed by the Commissioners for prize goods,
and found her holde to be full of Rice and wheate; And saith there
was then betwixt her decks thirteen packs of wooll and under
the same betwixt her decks there was a small quantitie of Rice
All which hee this deponent sawe. Richard Clarke [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

And further saith that her hold was soe filled up with the said Rice and wheate, that
there was not spare roome therein soe much as to receive or store any one
of the said baggs of wooll that were soe betwixt decks.

Richard Clarke Richard Clarke [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 23th of the same moneth. [CENTRE HEADING]

Edmund Lemmon of horsey downe water Surveyor
to the Commissioners for Prize goods sworne before the
right worshippfull William Clerke and John Godolphin doctors
of lawes Judges of the high Court of the Admiraltie
saith and deposeth.

That in or about the tenth of July last hee this deponent as Surveyor
aforesaid went with waiters and seamen into Lee Roade to take possession
(amongest others) of the said shipp the Rossell. a prize taken by the
Advice frigot and brought in thither: And comming aboard her hee
sawe ad found severall baggs of wooll betwixt her decks, and sawe corne
and alsoe sawe that her hold was full of corne, and soe full
that there was not roome therein for the corne that was lying betwixt her
decks, much lesse as hee conceived for any one of the said baggs of wooll that were
alsoe lying as aforesaid betwixt decks.

Edm: Lem[?ss]n [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]