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the said other shipp ran directly aboard her and brake her downe to the water, soe that
shee perished and sunck with her lading, provisions, and mariners clothes, without
saving of ought but the mens lives, and this happened through the neglect
of the company of the said other vessell, who if they had bin carefull and
diligent might have prevented the said mishapp, all which hee knoweth
being masters mate of the Successe and seeing the premisses soe happen. And
saith hee sawe the picture or sculpture of a white dove upon the sterne
of the said other vessell, and of an angell upon her head. And otherwise
hee cannot depose, saving wha followeth.

To the 4th hee saith that the shipp the Successe sinking by the meanes aforesaid
her master and company (whereof this deponent was one) betooke themselves to their
boate and endeavoured to save their lives in the said shipp having the dove on her sterne
that had sunke the Successe, and cried out unto them to help to save them,
but the company of the said vessell were soe farr from taking pitty of them
in such their calamitous condition, that they sailed away with their said vessell
without speaking to or taking any care to help them, and this hee beleeveth
they did because the Successes company might be drowned and lost, and not
discover what ship it was that had donne that mischeife. And otherwise hee
cannot depose.

To the 5th hee saith that after three or foure foweers that the company of
the Successe had (after her losse) bin [?tugging] in the sea in their boate to save
their lives having neither meate, drinke nor water, there came by Gods
Providence a hoy that was bound for Newcastle which tooke them
in and (under God) preserved them and carried them to Newcastle.
this deponent being one that was soe carried. And otherwise hee cannot

To the 6th hee saith that about three dayes after the said mishap and losse of the Successe,
her master and company in the said hoy arived at Newcastle, and there
this deponent sawe the [?said] vessell with the dove on her sterne that had run upon and sunck the
Successe, lying without the other shipps in the haven of Newcastle, with
her bowe (wherewith shee ran upon the Successe) broken and
a Carpenter at worke to mend the same. And otherwise hee cannot
depose, saving it was then commonly said and reported at Newcastle that it was
the said shipp that soe lay mending her bow, that had sunck the Successe.

To the 7th hee referreth himselfe to his foregeoing deposition, And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the 8th hee saith that the said shipp the Successe at the said time
of her being cast awy was a new shipp and with her tackle and
furniture was worth 400 li sterling, and soe much as this deponent heard
was proffered for her before her sailing out of dover on this voyage. And
saith the coales sunck in her were worth 100 li sterling and soe much the
same would have yeelded at dover if they had come safely thither, And
saith there were 7 firkins of butter belonging to the master and company
which with the clothes, and sea-Instruments of the master and company,
being 5 men and a boy were worth 20 li sterling at least. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the 9th and tenth hee cannot depose, saving as aforesaid.

To the 11th hee referreth himselfe to the Registrie of this Court,
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first heee saith the said Mr dehare spake to him to come and
testifie the truth in this businesse, wherein hee hath noe share, nor expecteth