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and Elizabeth in this cause named are one and the same man and shipp and not

Repeated before Doctor Clarke

the marks or the sayd
Thomas T Burridge [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 25th of July 1655/ (CENTRE HEADING)

Examined upon the sayd allegation

Rp. 3us

William Bottomley of the parish of Saint Andrew Hubbard London
Ropemaker aged thirty one yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent went to Saint
Lucar in the shipp the Recoverie of London and was there at the tyme of the arrivall
of the arlate shipp the John and Elizabeth and saith that to his best remembrance
the sayd shipp John and Elizabeth arrived there about the latter end of the moneth of November or
beginning of December last past and that hee heard the arlate Edward Keene sayd
and acknowledge that hee was then Master and Commander of her, and hee the sayd
Keene was there comonly reputed to be Master of her and further to this article
hee cannot depose./

To the 2: 3: 4th and 5th article of the sayd allegacon hee saith and deposeth that hee
hath heard at Saint Lucar aforesayd that the sayd shipp the John and Elizabeth was designed
to have gone upon a voyage from London to Santa Cruze one of the Canary
Islands but was by storme and stresse of weather driven into Saint Lucar and hee this deponent
being there at her arrivall knoweth for that hee was on board her that shee was much
preiudiced when shee came into Saint Lucar and had spent
and lost all or most of her masts and all her rigging which happened as this deponent hath
heard by reason of a violent storme at sea And further hee cannot depose saving hee
saith the sayd shipp notwithstanding the damage receaved by the sayd storme might have
bin there fitted with men and all things necessary to have proceeded on the
sayd voyage to Santa Cruze, and saving hee saith that some merchants at Saint Lucar
(whose names this deponent knoweth not) did in this deponent presence and heareing
importune the sayd Edward Keene to proceed on his voyage to Santa Cruze
and told him that it would be very preiudicall to his freighters if his sayd
shipps lading were not carried to Santa Cruze and that if they were left at Saint Lucar to be there
sold there could bee much lesse in it or to that effect, which notwithstanding
the sayd Keene did in this deponent presence and hearing refuse to goe and sayd hee would not goe to Santa Cruse

To the 6th hee cannot depose for that hee this deponent came from St Lucar before
the shipp John and Elizabeth was ready to sett sayle from thence for London

To the 7th hee cannot depose./

To the 8th hee cannot depose/

To the 9th hee referreth himselfe to the Registry of this Court and further cannot

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

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first interrogatory he saith hee cometh to testifie the truth in this cause being
soe required by the producent Cowes to whom hee is not part of Kiene nor a servant
nor is hee any way interested in this cause nor shall receive any benefit or
preiudice which soe ever of the parties litigant prevaile nor expecteth ought for her
testimony therein/

To the second hee saith hee knoweth the John and Elizabeth Interrate but was now of the
Company the voyage Interrate./