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The 28th day of May, Anno domini 1655:-? [CENTRE HEADING]

A businesse of Ensurance on the behalfe of}
Luke Lucy Merchant concerning a losse in the}
shipp the Mary Pinke.}

Examined upon Interrogatories on the behalfe of
the said Luke Lucy:-?

Patrick Bett of the parish of Barking in London
Mariner late Master of the said shipp Mary Pinke
aged 27. yeares or thereabouts, sworne before the right:-/

Worshippfull William Clerke doctor of Lawe one of the Judges of
the high Court of Admiraltie saith and deposeth
as followeth videlicet.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knew the Vessell the Mary
Pinke interrate, and was Master of and aboard her when shee was last
at Bayon, and from thence was bound with her for the downes, and there
to attend orders from Mr Luke Lucy of London Merchant, or from one
Mr Andrew King the said Luke Lucys Correspondent at deale, and that hee
sett saile from Bayon the 7th of ffebruary last past being Master of the
said shipp as aforesaid./

To the second hee saith, That severall goods and Merchandizes were laden
aboard the said shipp at Bayon to be transported in the same to the
downes as aforesaid for the said Mr Luke Lucy's and Mr Vincent
de la barr of dover their accompt, and saith the goods and merchandizes
there laden aboard the said shipp were fourtie foure tunns and a half of
Tucsan (sic) wines, fortie foure cakes of black Rosin and one hogshead
of Gammons of bacon, all which were there laden by one henry
Theverin Correspondent there to the aid Mr Lucy, and were really ordered
by him to come into the downes to attend order as aforesaid. And otherwise
saving his subsequent depositions hee cannot depose, saying ee knoweth not what the said goods cost

To the third hee saith, hee this examinate did signe no reall bills of lading
for any place of reall discharge of the said goods, but signed two fictitious
bills of lading for the delivery of the said goods to one Peter Fouquet the
younger at Saint Valerie en Somme in Picardie, which was so doe by the
advise and direction of the said Henry Theverin to prevent seizure in case
of any encounter with Brest or ffrenchmen of warr, And saith the
paper or bill of lading annexed now shewne unto and perused by this
examinate was and is one of the said colourable bills of lading, subscribed
with the proper handwriting of this examinate to the intent aforesaid. And
further, saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot depose:/

To the 4th hee saith, the interrate Vincent de La Barr was commonly
accompted a quarter part Owner of the said shipp her tackle and furniture
at the time of her losse and during the said Voiage, but what the said
quarter part was worth hee saith hee cannot depose:/

To the 5th hee saith the aid shipp sett saile with the said goods and
departed with them in safety upon the 7th day of ffebruary last past
from Bayon aforesaid in companie with severall other shipps and Vessells
and that shee was directly bound for the downes as aforesaid but being
passed over the Barr of Bayon in order to their said Voiage in the Bay of Biscay they mett
with very fowle and tempestuous weather in so much that they were
not able to beare saile, but were forced violently a shoar, whereby shee
and her lading perished upon the 8th day of the said moneth, this examinate