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The same day. Examined upon the sayd allegation.


John Nutting of Wapping in the County of Middlesex late Carpenter
of the sayd shipp Susan and Anne, aged twenty three yeares
or thereabouts sworne and examined saith as followeth. videlicet.

To the first second and third arles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith
he was Carpenter of and sayled in the sayd shipp the voyage in question
and thereby knowes, that the sayd shipp under the Command of George
Boys arlate departed with her lading of sugars from the Barbadoes
bound for this Port of London in the month of August last past and
that afterwards being upon her Course a violent storme or Hurricano
mett with her which carryed away her foremast, and brought in great
store of water betwixt her deckes, and putt shipp and lading and
the mens lives into such danger that to prevent their utter perishing
the sayd Boys and Company were necessitated and did cutt downe their
mainmast, and allso to cutt a hole that the water might passe into the
hold for feare the shipp should otherwise have bene oversett, and that the
pumpes might be able to worke, And saith that the sayd Storme did
continue neere three dayes, and in very good extremity for the
greater part of that tyme, by reason of all which the sayd shipp
was forced to putt in to the Bermudaos there to be fitted agayne
for her sayd voyage, which was done accordingly, and a Pilott
hired to conduct her from those islands, howbeit he saith that the
wind Scanting upon the sayd shipp she did (notwithstanding the diligence
of the sayd Pilot to prevent it) strike upon the rockes, and so caught
a leake, so as much water came in and very great dammage might
thereby have happened had not the Mariners diligently plyed their
pumpes, which hee saith they did and so preserved the sayd shipp and her
lading, the sayd disaster of sinking upon the rockes happened as hee
saith about the beginning of November 1655. last past. And further
saith that when the sayd shipp being on her Course for London came
neere the English Coast she mett with a feirce and raging storme
which carryed away the greater part of her sayles and putt her in
great danger of perishing. Of all which this deponent was
an eyewitnes and otherwise cannot depose.

To the fourth and last arles of the sayd allegation this deponent saith that the
sayd shipp when she so came from the Barbadaos was an able and stanch
shipp and sufficiently provided for such a voyage, and that the sugars
and lading on board her were well stowed and dennaged; And saith
moreover that the sugars became much endammaged by the water that
came into the sayd shipp by meanes of the stormes and disasters aforesayd,
which sayd dammage hee saith did wholly happen by reason and occasion
of the sayd storme or Hurricano, and leakes so caused as aforesayd
and not by the fault or negligence of the sayd Master and Company who
hee saith did their dutyes in preventing dammage so farr as was possible
which hee knoweth sayling in the sayd shipp as aforesayd. And lastly for
satisfaction of Mr [?Walsons] [XXXX] saith that the heads of the Caskes that came
out did so come out by the working of the shipp in the violence of the sayd
tempests. And that the sayd Master or Mariners did not breake open the same nor
embezell any of the goods so farr as hee knoweth, beleiveth or hath heard
And otherwise he cannot depose

John Nutting[?e] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]