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The eighteenth day of April 1656.

Examined upon a Libell on the behalfe of the sayd Mary Cary.

On the behalfe of Mary Carey}
touching goods delived out of}
the shipp Ann John Carey Master}
into the shipp Peter and James}
Gilbert Christopher Master and}
against 1/8 part of the sayd shipp Peter}
and James belonging to the sayd}
Gilbert and against William Christopher}
Executor of the sayd Gilbert.}

Walter Elton of the Strand in the County of Middlesex Mariner
late Boatswayn of the sayd shipp the Ann, aged six and
twenty yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth. videlicet.

Rp. jus

To the first article of the sayd Libell This deponent saith That in the monethes of
ffebruary and March 1654. and March, Aprill May and June 1655. the
arlate John Carey the plaintiffs late husband was intrusted with and had
in his possession a good quantity of copper barrs which he had full and
sufficient power to dispose of whiche he did sell as hereafter is expressed
And the same att the tyme and place they were sold were well worth
the summe of one hundred and fourteene pounds five shillings
six pence or thereabouts. which he knoweth for that within the sayd
tyme he was Boatswayne of a certayne shipp called the Anne whereof
the sayd John Carey was Master wherein the sayd Copper Barrs were,
and out of which they were sold and delivered as hereafter is
sett forth. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the second and third Articles of the sayd Libell and to the Bill thereunto annexed
now shewne to and perused by him hee saith that the sayd John Carey
in or about the moneth of ffebruary 1654 did depart from this port of
London in his sayd shipp the Anne whereof hee was Master as aforesayd
on a voyage to Ginny and carryed with him thither the foresayd Copper
barrs, and arrived there with them and ther sold the same unto the
arlate Gilbert Christopher for the full summe of one hundred and
fourteene pounds five shillings six pence lawfull money of England,
And thereupon on or about the fourteenth day of June 1655. last
past the sayd Gilbert Christopher did in the Port of Guinney give
a Bill under his hand and seale to the sayd John Carey for the payment
of the sayd one hundred and fourteene pounds five shillings six
pence for the sayd Copper barrs, and the Bill now shewne him was
and is the sayd very originall bill and the sayd Gilbert Christopher
did signe seale and deliver the same as his Act and deed to the sayd
John Carey. All which he knoweth to be true for that he was Boatswayne
of and in the sayd shipp Anne the foresayd voyage, and did know of and
was made privy to the sayd sale and was present att the signing sealing
ánd delivery of the sayd Bill, and did att Ginny upon or about the
sayd fourteenth day of June subscribe his name thereto as a witnesse
And doth now acknowledge and declare upon his Oath, that the words [Walter
Elton] att the foot of the sayd bill were and are this deponents name and
handwriting, and that the Contents of the sayd Bill were and are true