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and alsoe well knew the shipp the George of Jersey William Belin master
for the space of three monethes before the [?said] seizure of her hereafter alsoe
mentioned. And saith that the said William Curteene and company were
owners of the said shipp the Consent, which hee knoweth being commander
of her as aforesaid, and that John Ballehache and company were commonly
reputed owners of the said shipp the Saint George, And otherwise hee cannot

To the second third and the rest of the Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that in the yeare
of our lord 1642 the said shipp the Consent was set out to sea by the
said William Courteene and company on a trading voyage from Newfound
land towards Allicant laden with drie fish and some linnen cloth in bales,
and saith the said shipp
the Saint George was alsoe set out from Newfound land for Allicant
the time aforesaid with a lading of fish in companie of this deponents
said shipp, and the said shipp the George of Jersey was comonly said
and reputed to be set out by the said Ballehach and company, And
further that the said shipp the Consent with her said lading of goods
and freight due for the said goods were worth the summe of eight
thousand, three hundred pounds and upwards, and the said shipp the
George with her lading of goods and freight were alsoe (by common
estimation) worth the like summe of eight thousand three hundred
and odd pounds. And saith that the said two shipps with their
said lading and severall passengers in the George in or about the
moneth of November 1642 in their intended voyage for Allicant (which
was their port of dischardge) came and arived in the entrie of the
roade of Allicant, and within three leagues or thereabouts of the
citie of Allicant, at which time hee saith there came a
frigot and 21 gallies out of the said roade, beinge the Spanish
armada that was going for Cartagena to wash and tallowe the said frigot, and coming
up with and meeting the Consent and George, the Commander of the
said frigot commanded this deponent and the said William Belin
aboard him, and they going aboard him, and giving him an accompt
what they were and wherewith they were laden, and that they were
bound for Allicant to dischardge, the said Commander notwithstanding
caused their shipps to be towed into the Roade, and put this deponent
and the said Belin into one of the Gallies, where they were put under
deck and kept in greate distresse without having any allowance
of meate and drinke, besides what an Italian that was boatswaine
of the Gally of his owne accord got privately for them, and in
this said plight they were kept nineteene dayes and nights in the said
gallie, and then this deponent and the said Belin petitioned the
Generall of the said Armada then being at Cartagena,
remonstrating their sufferings and the wronge donne unto them, who gavve
order that they should be sent to Allicant Roade, and
that Alexandro Pasquay should be acquainted with their businesse,
and accordingly sent them away in a boate which brought them into
Allicant Roade, where the said Alexandro being made acquainted
with their arivall, they this deponent and the said Belin instead of
being restored to their shipps, were put aboard another frigot, where
they were kept for a weeke or thereabouts, in which space they petitioned
the said Alexandro to permit them to goe ashore to make sute about
clearing themselve and their shipps, and that they might acquaint