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The 25th of Aprill 1655/ [CENTRE HEADING]

John Bland and Company Owners of the Shipp}
the Pilgrim whereof James Watkin was Master}
and alsoe Samuell Bathurst Richard Baker}
and George Clarke owners of the goods in the}
sayd shipp against the Shipp the Exeter Merchant}
whereof Thomas Woodfin was Master and against}
the sayd Thomas Woodfin and Company comming}
in for their Interest et cetera Smith Suckley}

Examined upon a libell on the behalfe
of the sayd Bland and Company and
on the behalfe of the sayd Bathurst
Baker and Clarke./


Thomas Ellis of the parish
of Saint Katherine neere the Tower
of London Cooper aged 44 yeares or there=
abouts a witnesse sworne and examined saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first article of the sayd libell hee saith That during all the
months arlate of March Aprill May and June 1655 the arlate John
Bland and Company were and at present are commonly accompted and
reputed the true and lawfull Owners and Proprietors of the arlate
shipp the Pilgrim and of all her tackle apparrell and furniture
this hee knoweth being then Cooper and Steward of the sayd shipp
and having bin soe during her whole last voyage And by that
meanes hee alsoe knoweth that the arlate Samuell Bathurst in the tyme aforesayd was
reputed lawfull Owner and Proprietor of one hundred and fiftie butts of
oyle then on board the sayd shipp and the arlate Richard Baker the
aforesayd reputed Owner of Twenty butts of wyne then alsoe aboard the sayd
shipp, and the arlate George Clarke the tyme aforesayd reputed Owner
and Proprietor of fiftie butts of oyle then alsoe aboard the sayd shipp
and hee beleeveth them soe to bee for that hee this deponent being steward
and Cooper the sayd voyage sawe the sayd wines and oyles laden aboard
the sayd shipp for the respective Accompts of the sayd
Bathurst, Baker and Clarke And further to this article hee
cannot depose./

To the second hee saith that hee well knoweth that the said shipp the
Pilgrim in the moneth of May 1655 did ride at Anchor neere
dicke shoare arlate in a safe and convenient place and such as
is usuall for shipps to ride in And that the goods predeposed of were then
all on board her And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the third and 4th articles of the sayd libell hee saith that in the
moneth of May aforesayd 1655 and while the sayd shipp the
Pilgrim soe lay at dicks shoare at Anchor the arlate shipp the