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To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith that hee well knoweth that the sayd shipp Scout departed
from Zant aforesayd with her sayd ladeing on board her upon or about the two or
three and twentieth day of december last bound for London the port of her discharge
and in her course homewards was on the third day of ffebruary last about
fifty leagues off of Cilley togeather with her sayd ladeing surprized and
taken by two Brest men of warr and carried to Saint Sebastians in Biscay
where the sayd men of warr sold the sayd ladeing of the Scout and disposed of
her according to their will and pleasure whereby the sayd shipp and her ladeing
are wholly lost to the sayd dighton and Wilkins and the rest of the owners and
freighters of the sayd shipp and noe satisfaction given to any of them
for the same that this deponent knoweth of And further to this Interrogatorie
hee cannot depose./

Repeated with his contest in both causes before
Doctor Godolphin
Edward Turnor/ [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The fifth of Aprill 1656. [CENTRE HEADING]

A businesse of exámination of witnesses}
in the behalfe of William Beck Master and}
owner of the shipp the hopefull William and}
seized by the subiects of the King of Spaine}

Examined upon an allegation given in on
the behalfe of the said Beck
the third of this instant.

Rp. .J.

George Streete of Exmouth in the County of
devon Mariner, aged 55 yeares
or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first and second Articles of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee
well knoweth the shipp the hopefull William whereof William Beck allate was Master, and
generally reputed the sole Owner and Proprietor thereof, And saith, That in or
about the the moneth of October 1654. this deponent being heere at London spake
with the said William Beck who then declared to this deponent that hee would
saile his said shipp then being in the River of Thames to Saint Sebastians in Spaine
and in or about the moneth of July next ensueing this deponent saw the said
shipp att or neere Shoreham in Sussex, about which time shee sett sayle and
Departed hence under the Command of the said William Beck for Saint Sebastians
Spaine, and that this deponent in the shipp the Buckingham of Shoreham,
Thomas Soldnig Master) sett sayle and departed from Shoreham aforesaid upon
the 11th day of July 1655. as Pylott of the said shipp, and comeing into the
bay of Biscay, they there mett with the said shipp the hopefull William
under the Conduct of the said William Beck, and that both the said shipps upon the
17th day of July aforesaid arrived together at Saint Sebastians, where after they had
remained till the thirtieth day of August next ensueing, the Officers or Ministers
of the King of Spayne did in a hostile manner seize upon stopp and detaine
the said shipp the hopefull William with all her tackle apparell furniture and
goods aboard her, whereby the said William Beck became utterly deprived of
the same, Which this deponent well knoweth, being present and aboard the said shipp
Buckingham, when both shee and the said shipp Hopefull William were
seized upon, they then lyeing neere together ashoare at Saint Sebastians
aforesaid, And further cannot depose./

To the third and fowerth articles of the said Allegation hee saith That the said shipp
the hopefull William her tackle apparrell furniture and provisions belonging
to her and aboard her at the time of her said seizure were to the best of this