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On the fourth of March 1655. [CENTRE HEADING]

Titus Camplaine against Brandline}
and Company Clements Smith}

Upon the arlate allegation given in
and admitted on Clements his behalfe.

Clements dt.


Gregory Warden of Ipswich in the County of
Suffolk Shipwright where he hath lived the most part
of his life, and borne there, aged about 36 yeares
a wittnes produced and sworne and being examined hee
deposeth as followeth.

To the first, second, third, fourth, fifth sixth and seaventh articles
of the sayd allegation [?he] deposeth and saith That it chanced
that he this deponent and the arlate William Marsh sayled
together in the summer 1654 in the shipp called the James
of Ipswich whereof James Jackson was then Master) in a
voyage she made to Norway, and that in that voyage he
this sayd William Marsh did confesse and acknowledge
to this deponent that as he the sayd Marsh was comming
or sayling downe from London with the arlate hoy
or vessell called the Primrose of Ipswich his cable broke
and that therby the sayd hoy was putt from his anchor and
that upon the setting of his sayles, his maine sayle blew away
and that presently after the blowing away of his sayd maine sayle
the stepp of his Mast broke through its [?affieage] and that by reason thereof he
was forced to cutt downe his Mast, And he further deposeth
that he the deponent being inquireing of the sayd Marsh how hee
did escape the danger of the seas being in soe perillous a condition
he the sayd Marsh sayd that notwithstanding the losse of
his mainesayle and Mast he might have saved the vessell
and goods in case he had had a good cable and a good Anchor
that he could have trusted unto, but for his sayles he sayd
That they were all not worth tenne groates, and he the sayd
Marsh alsoe sayd and confessed unto this deponent that if his
sayles had bin good he had not helpe sufficient to have beat them
in regard he had none but himselfe and two boyes aboard the
sayd hoy or vessell, And that he this deponent did (upon the sayd
Marsh his saying that all his sayles were not worth tenne groates)
aske him why he did not desire his Owners to buy new sayles
And that thereunto the sayd Marsh answered that he had spoken unto
or desired the Owners to buy new sayles for the sayd vessell
or hoy arlate and that they would not bestow any cost upon the
vessell for that they the sayd Owners had taken offense at him and
that soe long as he (the sayd Marsh) went Master they would laye
out noe charge upon her, and that his sayd Owners were reputed
to turne him out as soone as they could And he further saith and
deposeth that he [XX XXX XXX XXXXXXXX] did then (as he alsoe since confessed and
acknowledged unto this deponent) confesse and acknowledge that
he had sold a chest of sugar marked with the producent Titus
Camplaine his marke, And further to the sayd articles hee
cannot depose.

To the rest of the articles he cannot depose/