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To the first Interrogatory hee saith the bigest Anchor was of two hundred weight or
thereabouts and the second Anchor as one of the weight of one hundred pounds and a
halfe or thereabouts and the least Anchor was of the weight of halfe a hundred
pounds weight and upwards And hee beleeveth in his conscience the sayd
Anchors were worth twenty
two shillings a hundred weight And further hee cannot depose/

Repeated before doctor Clarke

Joseph fforde [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 8th of January 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of Thomas}
ffowell and others touching}
the John and Ambriose.}

Robert Church of Shadwell in the parish of
Stepney in the County of Middlesex mariner aged
32 yeares or thereabouts sworne before the right
Worshipfull William Clarke doctor of lawes one of the
Judges of the high Court of the Admiraltie saith
and deposth as followeth videlicet.

That the shipp the John and Ambrose of London whereof this deponent
was master being on or about the sixth of November last, cast away
upon the Spitt of the Whitaker of Malden with her lading of
goods from Rassia, and that diverse of the said goods being saved
and come into the hands of severall persons dwelling in and neere
Tolesbury, Thomas ffowell and other merchants of this citie,
owners of the said goods [?XXed] or obtained a Commission out of this
Court for the enquirie after and Recovery of the said goods, and
sent the same this deponent to get it executed, And
this deponent comming to Tolesbury, to execute the said
Commission, hee understanding that one Andrew Rand the
Constable of the towne had got some of the said goods into his
possession, whereupon this deponent on or about the eleaventh of
the said moneth went unto him to warne him
to take his oath and to be examined, and finding him at the white
hart in the said towne, warned him accordingly, and the said Rand
demanded by what authoritie this deponent warned him, and desiring
to see his Commission, this deponent showed the same under the seale
of this Court unto him, and the said Rande having gotten the same
into his hand, clapt it into his pocket and said a flie for you and
your Commission, where is nowe your Commission, or to that
effect and much slighted the same, and there being other of the towne
with him the said Rand, hee the said Rand speaking to them, said, I
charge you to take him speaking of this deponent
into your custodie, and see that hee be for th[?XX]ing. [?And GUTTER]
the said Rand kept the said Commission and refused