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That hee this examinate was employed by Mathew Everard an Irish Merchant residing at dunquerke and William [?Suntley] an English ffactor there also
residing in the name of Thomas Prince of London Merchant, to buy the said shipp aforesaid at Ostend for the accompt of the aforesaid Everard, Suntley and
Prince, and that this rendent bought the said shipp for the summe of fourteen hundred gilders which of this rendents certaine knowledge were by the said
Mathew Everard satisfied and paid by bills of Exchange drawne upon daniel Arthur Merchant dwelling here in London And by such his transactions and
observation hee well knoweth That the said Everard, Suntley, and Prince were the true and lawfull Owners and Proprietors of the said shipp the Thomas and
of her tackle apparrell and furniture:-

Walter: Devereux [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day examined upon the said Interrogatories./


James Droyne of Waterford in Ireland Mariner
late Master of the said shipp the Thomas aged 26. yeares
or thereabouts sworne and examined./:

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth, That hee this examinate hath knowne
the shipp the Thomas interrate for about 6. or 7. moneths, and saith shee
belonged to the Port of London, and saith the said shipp was in January
last cast away upon the Coast of the Isle f Wight this rendent
then being Master of her.

To the second hee saith, That the said shipps company consisted of eleaven
eaters when shee was so cast away, besides some passengers and saith that
two men and two boyes of the said shipps Companie were lost, in the said
shipp wrack, and about 6. of the passengers, and saith the said shipps Company
were Irish and English, but no french or subjects of the french king

To the third hee saith that Waterford was the last Port from whence
the said shipp came before shee was lost as aforesaid, and there shee
received in her lading, and was bound with the same first for dover
where shee was to discharge some goods and afterwards to proceed to
Dunkerke to discharge the rest

To the fourth hee saith the chiefest lading of the said shipp cpnsisted
in butter, the rest being beefe, tallow, pork salmon and feathers
the quantities whereof hee remembreth not but saith the said goods
were laden by the preexaminate Walter devereux an Irishman
for and upon the accompt of Mr Thomas Prince Merchant of this
City and Mr Mathew Everard an Irish Merchant residemnt at
Dunquirke, some part of the said shipps lading being for the accompt of
the said Walter devereux, and of this rendent and Companie all
Irishmen, And saith no frenchman or subiect of the ffrench king
had any interest propriety part or share in the said shipp or her

To the fifth hee saith, That the said shipp is utterly spoyled and perished
without any apparence or possibility of reparation:-/

To the 6th hee saith, That the anchors belonging to the said shipp
as also the Cables and some rigging apparrell and furniture have
bin recovered from the said shipwrack, and came to the possession of
Major Samuel Bull deputy Governor of the Isle of Wight
this rendent according to his power assisting in the preservation
of the same./

To the 7th hee saith, That all the writings belonging to the said
shipp and goods were utterly lost and cast away on the sea at