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said Thomas dixon hired and agreed with the said John Betson to serve on
the said shipp for the whole terme of her then intended voyage, which was
to be from Newcastle to dantzicke and thence to London, Hull or Newcastle,
and then to which soever of the said ports of London, Hull or New Castle the
said shipp should first come from dantzicke the said voyage was to end and determine
And saith the said Thomas dixon agreed with and promised the said Batson to
pay him six pounds and tenn shillings sterling for his said voyage and service
in the said shipp, And further that the said John Betson did accordingly goe
and enter upon the said shipp and voyage, and was shipped and entred into pay
on the tenth day of the said moneth of March, and went and served the said
voyage in her to dantzicke and thence to London, and that shee arived at
London (with her lading taken in at dantzicke) on or about the two and twentieth
day of June then next following, and here made deliverie of her said
homewards lading soe taken in at dantzicke, and soe her said voyage
being ended, the said summe of six pounds and tenn shillings was due to the
said John Betson, and according to the said contract, and the said dixon
ought to have paid it accordingly; which hee knoweth to be true because hee
this deponent was hired and went masters mate the said voyage in the said
shipp and was paid for the same as ending here at London, and because
hee this deponent procured the said John Betson to goe the same in the said
shipp, and brought him to the said dixon the master to be hired, and was
present at his hiring at Newcastle by the said dixon, and heard the said
voyage and the said summe for his wages agreed on between them, in
such manner as aforesaid; and this deponent being requested by the said master
to help him to men, procured him the said Betson as aforesaid

To the fourth hee saith that during the whole terme of the said voyage
the said John Betson behaved himselfe civlly and carefully, and was
actually imployed by the said master during same in and about the
service of the said shipp, which service hee very well and carefully performed
and behaved himselfe as an able mariner, and well
deserved the said wages for the same, which hee knoweth going the said
voyage and seeing the said carr[?u]age of the said Betson, and taking
notice of his abilities, this deponent having used seafaring above twenty yeares,
and bin master of severall shipps.

To the fifth hee saith that the said John Betson hath bin ever since
the said ending of the said voyage following the businesse of getting his said
pay, and being long at London about the same, and hath never made any
voyage since, so that hee hath lost in very wages since the said ending of the
foresaid voyage) above twenty pounds, for hee might have had and this deponent
durst undertake to have procured him above 40 s per moneth for [?very] Collier
service betwixt Newcastle and London, and for further voyages hee might
have had better pay, and saith that for such his losse of time and charges and
expenses in running after his said payment, this deponent estimateth him
damnified at least 25 li over and besides his said wages due as aforesaid.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first it is donne as required, and saith that hee was in the said shipp
at Elsenore interrate on or about the 16th of May, interrate, and that while
shee was lying there to be released of the customes there payable the said master
with the said Betson and f[?oure] more of the said shipps company went ashore in the ships boate to
get provisions, about seaven of the clock in the morning, and afterwards videlicet in the night next

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