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Merchant of very great trade and negotiation might in this deponents judgement
if the said goods had not miscarried, have benefitted 100 li sterling by the imployment
of the valew of the said goods since the time of such their intended transportation
And further cannot depose./

To the last hee saith, his foregoeing deposition is true./

To the Crosse Interrogatories:-/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith, hee hath no manner of part share or interest in the
goods in Controversie, and neither expecteth benefit by their clearing, nor prejudice
by their condemnation, and saith that hee with his servants packed up the said
goods and tooke exact and particular notice of their number./

To the second hee this rendent was present when his precontest Abraham
Gualtier by order of the said producent paid to the said Widdow [?Conme] for the
said perpetuanaes agreed upon as aforesaid, and saith that all the said goods were
of this deponents sight and knowledge bought for the proper accompt of the said
producent as aforesaid. And further cannot depose:-

To the 3d negatively, saying hee saw not the Customes interrate payd for the sayd goods:-

To the 4th hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof:/

To the 5th negatively for his part, And further cannot depose:-/

Repeated in Court:-/



The 20th of Aprill 1655./. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of Richard Westcombe,}
Nicholas Warren and Thomas Pitt}
Merchants touching a losse in the Mary}
of Topsham in a matter of Assurance}

Rp. E.A. & [?X] c/

John Browne of Apsham in the County
of devon mariner late master of the shipp
the Mary of Topsham aged 70 yeares
or thereabouts, sworne before the right
Worshipfull William Clarke doctor of lawes
one of the Judges of the high Court of the
Admiraltie and examined upon certaine
Interrogatories ministred on the behalfe of the said Richard
Westcombe and others saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that hee well
knew and was master of the said shipp the Mary of Topsham at
such time as shee was last at Wexford in Ireland, whence shee
was (as hee saith) bound on a voyage to Rochell or Nants in the
dominion of the ffranch kinge, and saith shee departed from
Wexford on that voyage about tenn weekes since, which kee knoweth
being master and going in her.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith that Richard Westcombe
Nicholas Warren, and Thomas Pitt were at the time of her
setting forth and proceeding on the said voyage, an at
the time of her seizure [?or] surprizall hereafter mentioned the true
and sole owners and proprietors of the said vessell and of her tackle