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or endeavour said by either of the D Brainings to preseance the sayd
shipp when he was in distresse att Cadiz. And further otherwise
then negatively for his part he saith he heard that the English Consulls att
Cadiz did approve of the said voyages to Malaga. And otherwise
negatively for his part. And further cannot answer.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin

william Inderrson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 4th day of Aprill 1656./

A busines of Ensurance promoted by michall}
wilkins of London Merchant concering his losse}
in the shipp the Scout of London

Examined on certaine interrogatorries given on the part
of the sayd wilkins

Rp 1us

Richard Postgate of the parish of saint Olave in Southwark
mariner aged forty yeares or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne before the Right Honorable John Godolphin doctor of laws
one of the Judges of the high Court of Admiralty saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first Interrogatorrie hee saith hee well knew the Interrogate shipp called the
Scout of london (the Interrogate Phillipp dighton master) at the tyme of her last
being at the Island of Zant Interrogate and saith hee was the sayd dightons mate
of the sayd shipp that voyage And further to this interrogatorie hee cannot depose/

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth that the interrogate michaell
wilkins the tyme interrogate was Commonly reputed and taken to bee lawfull
owner and proprietor of ˹a part of˺ the sayd shipp the Scout of London and her tackle apparell
and furniture, but what part of her hee hee was owner of hee knoweth not nor hath
heard and therefore knoweth no the value of his past of her the tyme interrogate

To the 3 interrogatorie hee saith that thee bing masters mate of the sayd shipp
well knoweth that there were severall goods and marchandizes laden at zant
by one Simon Copia ˹a˺ fowe on board the sayd shipp for Accompt of the arlate
interrogate Michael wilkins and others the owners of the sayd shipp and her
lading videlicet mr manley mr Lawrence the sayd Phillipp ighton and others videlicet
twenty butts and one hundred Carateeles of and about sixtie or seaventie TO DO: praster
Rolls of Currans all marked with the mark in the margent and consigned
to the sayd wilkins and Company owners of the sayd shipp and her ladeing
And saith that the sayd Currans rest after the rate of five or sixe peeces of
eight a hundred besides all charges cleere a board and faurther hee cannot deposeth
not knowing the ˹in˺ particular what the sayd wilkins his part and adventure therein
beside his interest in the body of the sayd shipp ˹and˺ her tackle and furniture was
worth the tyme interrogate./

To the 4th interrogatorie hee saith hee this deponent being masters mate and on TO DO: board
the sayd shipp well knoweth that shee sett sayle from Zant aforesayd with the
sayd goods on board her on the one and twentieth day of december 1655 (old
style) and was on the third of ffebruary last about two or three and forty TO DO: leagues
south west from lillie with the sayd goods on board her surprized and taken by
hee Brest men of warr and carried to saint sebastians in Bistay where shee
and her sayd ladeing XXXX belonging to the sayd wilkin and Company were TO DO: disXXXX
of deteyned and and kept and are utterly last to the sayd wilkins and Company this
hee knoweth being on board and an eye wittnes of the premisses And further to this
factorr hee cannot depose/

Richard Postgate [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]