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To the 2 hee cannot positively of his knowledge affirme that hee was present
at the signeing of all the bills of ladeing for all the 39 bales and 2 faugotts of
silke aforesayd, but remembreth hee did see some of them signed, and verily
beleeveth hee sawe them all signed, by the sayd Captaine heaman, and saith
they were signed by the sayd heaman in the house of the English Vice consull at Scanderoone
and after all the sayd silke was laden aboard the sayd shipp, And saith it is
usuall to fill bills of ladeing at Aleppo and send them downe to Scanderoone
to bee signed but whether the bills of ladeing for the sayd 39 bales and 2 faugotts
of silke were ther filled up hee knoweth not, And further hee cannot

To the 3 hee saith hee well knoweth that the bale of silke Interrogate
was laden aboard the shipp harry Interrogate And further to this
Interrogatorie hee cannot answere

Repeated before doctor Godolphin



Desormeaux con da Richards.}

The 3 day of May 1656/

Roberts and others against the shipp the Thomas of}
Gosport and against Peter herman Cheeke Oughton}

Examined on an allegation admitted on the behalfe of
the sayd Peter herman./

Rp A. jus

Silvanus Porter of Plymouth Marchant aged 38 yeares
or thereabouts a wittness sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article hee saith that hee well knoweth that the aclate Peter herman
during all the tyme arlate from and after the latter end of September or beginning
of October 1655 was lawfull Owner and Proprietor of the arlate shipp the
Thomas of Gosport and of her tackle apparrell and furniture and soe commonly
accompted agreed upon for the price of her at havre de Grace or New [?havre] in ffrance And
further to this article hee cannot depose.

To the 2 and third articles hee saith that in or about the moneth of September 1655 or beginning of
October that yeare, and before such tyme the sayd herman bought the sayd shipp
the Thomas of Gosport, this deponent heard the arlate Richard dorrington at
Newhaven in ffrance tell the sayd herman that hee the sayd dorrington had
formerly bin Owner of an eighth part of the sayd shipp the Thomas of Gosport and
that shee was formerly called by the name of the Guifte of God and belonged by that name, [?6/16 pXXX] and other English men and had bin
taken from them by ffrench men and had bin condemned in ffrance as
prize and sayd hee the sayd dorrington was taken a prisoner by the ffrench
in an other vessell about the moneth of August or beginning of
September 1655 and was thereby rendered unable to buy the sayd shipp