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sett upon, surprized and taken by two men of warr belonging
to Ostend in the twentith of January 1654 English stile
and he saith that on the next day after the shipp's
seizure the Ostenders putt this Rendent on shoare at Bell=Isle
and that at his this Rndents departure from the said
shipp the herrings laden aboard her by or for the accompt
of the said ffrancis harvey were on board her And
further he cannot depose./

To the crosse Interrogatoryes./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first of the crosse Interrogatoryes he answereth that of
his certaine knowledge the interrate shipp was at Wesxford in
October last past And he answereth that to the rest of
the sayd Interrogatory he hath satisfyed in his foregoeing depostion.

To the second Interrogatory he answereth that of his this Rendents
certaine knowledge the said shipp was by distresse of weather
forced into Plymouth, and that she was not there upon
any designe, or by the consent of any belonging to her, and
that the sayd shipp lay there wind=bound about three
weekes, during which time there were (about) a hundred [?barrells GUTTER]
of herrings sold there to defray charges, and that the
greayer part of the sayd herrings soe sold belonged unto a
Mr Garrett Gold a Merchant then on board her And
further he cannot answeare,

To the third Interrogatory he saith and answereth that the interrate
shipp was seized by two Ostend men of warre about 3 or
4 leagues off Bell=Isle in her intended voyage to Nants, And
he saith that it was impossible that either the said shipp
showld have saved herselfe either by fighting or putting in
to any place And further he cannot answeare.

To the fourth Interrogatory he answereth that he this Rendent and
the sayd Mr Garrett Gold a Merchant on board the interrate shipp
th eWeymouth Merchant seeing their condition wherin they qwere
when the said two men of warre had seized her, did goe [?aboard GUTTER]
one of the Ostenders and did treat with the Captaines, and
the result therof was that the said shipps Lading showd go
to the Takers, for that they were prohibited goods, but thae
shipp showd be released, And further he cannot answeare.

To the fifth he answereth that the interrate shipp was according to
the agreement by him predeposed of restored backe And further
referring himselfe to his former depositions he cannot answeare

To the sixth Interrogatory he answereth that there were laden aboard the
shipp interrate (as he hath predeposed) about 300 barrells of herrings for
the accompt of the producent, wherof some few barrells (not above
twenty as he verily beleiveth) were sold by his [?sonne] at [?Plymouth GUTTER]
and that had the said shipp come to Nants, her Lading of herrings
(though they were as good as could be) had come to a bad market
but yet they would have yeilded money And further he cannot answeare
saving that as the price or markett then was every barrell of
hereings would have produced (had she arrived at Nants her intended
Port) thirteene Livers.

To the seaventh Interrogatory he cannot answere, and saith
he never heard any thing to the purpose interrate

Repeated before
doctor Clerke./