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of such their delivery to them, untill they come to the Port of their discharge
And that if the sayd Master and Company rafte the sayd wines soe delivered to
them, if any of them perish by casualty of the seas by breaking loose or the
like casualty soe that they come not safe on shipp board the Master and
Company and Owners of the sayd shipp are to runne the risk[?s] and hazard
of the sayd wines and to make them good to the partie upon whose Accompt
they receaved them, And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 7th 8th and 9th articles hee cannot depose

To the 10th saving his foregoeing deposition to the 6th article of the sayd
allegation to which hee referreth hee cannot depose/

To the 11th article hee saith hee knoweth that the usuall price of a butt of the
best Mallega wines in the yeare 1655 was and is five and or sixe and twenty
pounds sterling And further hee cannot depose/

To the 12th hee cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

Repreated before doctor Godolphin with his precontest./

John Wiggott{?s} [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 22th day of March 1655.

A Busines of Examination of witnesses}
touching certayne stormes which happe=}
ned to the shipp called the Susan}
and Anne of which George Boys}
is Commander in her late voyage from}
the Barbathoes to this Port of London}
promoted by Captaine Edmund Ellison}
Owner of the sayd shipp against George}
Pa[?t]hfeild, Marke Mortimer and Mathew}
Goodfellow and others the freighters of}
the sayd shipp. Suckly, Smith. Watson}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of the
sayd Captaine Ellison

Rp. 1

Stephen Allen of Wapping in the County of Middlesex
Mariner late Masters mate of the sayd shipp Susan and
Anne, aged twenty six yeares or thereabouts a witnes
sworne and examined deposeth and saith as followeth

To the first Article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the arlate shipp the
Susan and Anne whereof George Boys was Commander did sett sayle from
the Island of Barbathoes with her lading of sugars in the month of August
1655, and that upon or about the six and twentyeth day of the sayd month shee
mett with a most violent storme and tempest called an Hurricano which did
continue in great extremity for the space of eight and forty howres or
thereabouts, And by reason of the violence and such continuance of the sayd
storme the Master and Mariners of the sayd shipp were constrained to cut
downe and did ćutt downe their mainmast and did cutt
a hole in the gunn deck to lett the water (which was receyved in great
quantities by the fury of the sayd storme betwixt the decks) into the [XXX]
so that it might come to the pumpes, for the necessary preservation
of the sayd shipp and goods, and their owne lives, and were necessitated
to repair to the island of Bermudas and there furnish the sayd shipp
with such tackle and furniture as she had then lost by reason of the
sayd storme, and as shee then stood in need of to enable her to proc[?eed]