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On the 21th of September 1655. [CENTRE HEADING]

Cary and Company Owners of the}
Sisters against the shipp the Desire}
and against John Jackson and Comapny}
Suckly Allen Cheeke}

Upon the allegation given in
admitted on the behalfe
of Jackson and Company./


Giles Nicholls of Sheilds in the Bishopwricke
of Durham Mariner, where he hath lived
these 20ty yeares or thereabouts aged about 50ty
yeares, a wittnes produced and sworne and being
examined he deposeth as followeth./

To the first article of the said allegation he deposeth and
saith. That he the deponent was Masters Mate of the
articulate shipp the Desire on the fourth day of ffebruary
last past, and on board her when the said shipp was
bound in for Tinmouth haven to take in her lading of
Coales there, and that the sayd shipp being come about
halfe way within the barr, the winds were soe strong
and crosse that the sayd shipp could be gott noe further
into the sayd haven, and that therefore the Master and
Company of her were forced and did for preservation
of the said shipp cast anchor there, and did there ride
by her Anchors and cables for two tides being about the
space of 24 hourers, The premisses he deposeth, for that
he being Masters Mate of her and aboard her all the
said time did well knowe the premisses predeposed to be true And
further he cannot depose.

To the second article he deposeth and saith that of his
certaine knowledge living at Sheilds many yeares, and having
made many voyages into Tinmouth havern arlate, the place where
the sayd shipp the Desire did ride at Anchor, is an
usuall place for shipps to cast anchor and there to ride
when crosse winds lett them from comming in further
to the said haven, And that there was roome and
space enough for the shipp the Sisters arlate to have
passed by her the shipp the Desire without comming neere
unto or hazarding her The premisses he deposeth for that
he being Masters Mate and aboard her when the sayd
shipp did soe ride at Anchor did see at least 20ty shipps
passe by the said shipp the Desire in the very same tide
before the Sisters came and fell foule of her, And
further he cannot depose.

To the third article, he deposeth and saith That he the
deponent being aboard the arlate shipp the Desire as is
predeposed did perceive that the sayd shipp the Sisiters in
her sayling out of Tinmouth with a fresh gale of wind
did come directly against or towards the sayd shipp
the Desire, and that therupon he the deponent did call
out to the Company of the shipp the Sisters, and aske