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The third day of February 1654:- [CENTRE HEADING]

Richard Rice James Cole and Companie}
against the shipp called the Charity of which}
Robert harrigate was Master and against}
George Grigg et cetera Suckley ffrancklyn}

Examined upon an Allegation on the behalf of
the said [?Rice] and Companie./

Rp j,us

William Evans of New-Castle upon Thyne
Mariner aged 32 yeares or thereabouts a Wittnes
sworne and examined./.

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth, That in the
yeares 1651 and 1652. arlate and moneths therein respectively concurring
the arlate Richard Rice James Cole Garrett Starkey Robert Cooke
Miles Barnes and Companie all inhabitants of New-Castle upon Tyne
were Owners and lawfull Proprietors of the shipp the Charity arlate and
of her tackle apparrell and furniture, and for such they and the arlate
Robert harrigate her Master were then commonly accompted and reputed at
New-Castle, Which hee knoweth for that in or about the said yeare
1651. the said shipp being taken and brought up as a Scotch Prize
to Newcastle, was there publiquely sold to the said harrigate for the
accompt of himself and others of Newcastle, who continued in the
peaceable possession thereof. And further cannot depose saving that this
deponent served under the said harrigate in the said shipp for about a yeare and a halfe:-

To the second article hee saith and deposeth, That in the yeare 1652:-
the said shipp being at ffalmouth, this deponent there left her under the
Conduct of the said Robert harrigate, who as this deponent credibly heard
did shotly after saile her from thence to Waxford in Ireland, from
whence, as hee hath also credibly heard, shee was in her passage thither
intercepted by a dutch-shipp which had no Commission. And further
cannot depose, not being in the Voiage in question./

To the third hee saith and deposeth, That about nyne moneths since
as this deponent now remembreth, hee this deponent in Companie with the said
Richard Rice one of the Owners of the Vessell in question, went aboard the
same shee then lyeing at or neere Saint Saviours dock in the River of
Thames, where this deponent well observed, and tooke serious notice of the
said shipp, and of her fashion and fabrique, and thereby knoweth, and did
then declare aboard the said shipp in the presence of the then Master
of her, that shee was the shipp Charity, whereof the said harrigate
had been Master and hee and the said Rice and others the Lawfull Owners
of the same, and that it was one and the same shipp Charity belonging to
such Newcastle men as predeposed, and that hee well knew her so to be
having sailed sewerall Voiages in her. And further hee cannot depose/:-

To the 4th hee saith, hee referreth himself to the Acts of this Court
And further cannot depose./.

To the 5th hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

Repeated in Court

William E[?vans] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]