HCA 13/71 f.140r Annotate
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Copper barrs and arrived safely therewith att Guinney and there about the
moneth of June 1655. last past did sell unto the arlate Gilbert Christopher
being then att Guinney with his shipp Peter and Jane such a quantity of
Copper Barres as did amount to and were then and there worth one hundred
and fourteene pounds five shillings six pence, which summe the sayd
Gilbert Christopher did agree to pay for the same. And somuch this
deponent knoweth to be true of his owne knowledge for that he was then
Gunner of the sayd shipp Anne, and knew of the sayd contract and did
assist att and to the delivery of the sayd copper barrs unto the sayd Gilbert
Christopher. And he is likewise well assured that the sayd Gilbert
on or about the day in the sayd Bill now shewne him mentioned being
June the 14th. did signe seale and as his Act and deed deliver the sayd
Bill now shewne him to the sayd John Carey for the payment of the sayd summe
contracted for as aforesayd for the sayd copper barrs, for that he this deponent
did about that tyme and before the sayd shipp Ann departed from Guinny
there see the sayd bill in the hands of the sayd John Carey who sayd
that the sayd Gilbert Christopher made and gave him the same for the
payment of the sayd money. And he now knoweth the same by the
name and handwriting of his precontest Walter Elton att the foot
thereof as a witnesse, with whose handwriting this deponent
was and is well acquainted, he the sayd Elton being Boatswayne of
the sayd shipp Anne the foresayd voyage. And otherwise he cannot
To the 4. 5. 6. 7. 8 and 9. Articles of the sayd Libell hee saith. that the sayd John
Carey and Gilbert Christopher are departed this life, and the sayd Mary
Carey is the Relict and Administratrix of John Carey, aforesayd, and that
the arrest in this cause is brought for recovery of the sayd money as
And he beleiveth. And that the sayd sale and delivery of the sayd
copper barrs are well knowne to his sayd precontest Walter Elton
and to his Contest Isaac Jacq[?uiot] who was one of the sayd shipp Anns
Company the voyage aforesayd. And that he hath deposed the truth
and otherwise cannot depose.
To the Crosse Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first Interrogatory hee saith, he knew the parties interrte, videlicet the sayd John Carey
about three yeares before his death. and knew the sayd Gilbert Christopher
att Guinny the tyme beforesayd. And saith he is not indebted to the plaintiffe
nor shee to him, nor was anyway engaged to the sayd John Carey, nor hee to
this Rendent saving for, wages, which this Redent hath receyved. And
otherwise he cannot answer, saving that he wisheth and would
give the victory in this cause to them that have right.
To the second Interrogatory he saith he is noe way concerned as to proffit or losse in
this cause; that he saw the sayd barrs delivered as aforesayd. and beleiveth
that the sayd Gilbert Christopher did dispose of the sayd barrs to buy Negroes.
And that his voyage had bene overthrowne had it not bene for the sayd
barrs. And that he this Rendent did not see the sayd Bills signed
sealed or delivered nor was a witnesse thereto. And otherwise hee
Richard Daines [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]