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said John Baptiste Benzi was resident in Amsterdam only as a merchant
stranger, and since theise late troubles betweene England and holland is retired
into Italy to Como aforesaid in the dominion of Milan aforesaid where hee is yet remaining,
as this deponent lately understood. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first negatively, saying hee doth not know the two shipps interrogated.

To the second hee saith hee hath noe personall knowledge of the said docter
ffrancisco Benzi, but hath longe understood that the said docter hath lived
longe at Venice, And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the third fourth fifth sixth and seaventh hee referreth himselfe to
his foregoeing deposition, and otherwise cannot depose, saying hee doth not
knowe the said two shipps or the masters thereof or either of them.

To the Interrogatories in the second place hee cannot answer saving as

Repeated before the three Judges in Court.

franc. Pardiny [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 11th of december 1654 [CENTRE HEADING]
betweene the houres of 8 and tenn
in the forenoone.

On the behalfe if Anne Tantnell widowe}
administratrix of ffrancis Tatnell}
deceaed concerning a losse in the shipp the}
ffrancis of Southampton.}

Rp. .1.

Nicholas Elliot formerly of Southampton and
now of the citie of Westminster woollen
draper, aged 50 yeares or therabouts sworne
before the right worshipfull John Godolphin
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 Anne Tatnell deposeth as

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that hee well knew
and was Steward of the said shipp the ffrancis interrogated whereof William
knowles was commander, at such time as shee was last at Palma one of the
Canarie Islands; and saith shee departed (as the said master said and as the
common opinion and report was and went amongest the shipps company) for
the port of Southampton. there to dischardge some of her goods and then
to goe with the rest to London; and saith that the said voyage before such
her departure from Palma shee there and at Teneriff tooke in her
lading of goods of a considerable valew, namely sugars, hides, and ginger
at Palma and at Teneriff Canarie wines and Berillia, amounting
to her whole lading, shee being of betweene 140 and 160 tonnes burthen
or thereabouts, but the particular quantities of valews of the said
respective goods or of all in grosse hee saith hee cannot estimate. And
saith that the common speach and saying of the said shipps company and
officers was that a quarter part of the said shipp was belonging to the
interrogated ffrancis Tatnell, And otherwise hee cannot depose.