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dt. Smyth

To the Crosse Interrogatoryes [CENTRE HEADING]

To the sayd Interrogatories he saith the sayd goods and provisions were all
imployed in and for the sayd shipp Three Sisters and not in or
upon or for any other shipp. And the same were delivered on board
as aforesayd howbeit he saith he cannot positively sweare that
he saw every particular parcell delivered on board, but many
of them he did see delivered, and had the testimony of his
Mariners and Agents for the rest. And saith for his part he
doth not know how much of any of the sayd bills hath bene
payd. And further cannot answere.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin]

Samuell [?Titsell] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 14th of Aprill 1656


On the behalfe of ffrancis hollis of}
Wapping Mariner in a businesse of}
Assurance touching the Recovery}

Rp. 1

Joseph Baddison of Wapping Mariner
aged 30 yeares or thereabouts sworne before
the right Worshipfull John Godolphin - doctor
of lawes one of the Judges of the high Court
of the Admiraltie and examined upon certaine
Interrogatories ministred on the behalfe of the
said ffrancis hollis, saith and deposeth
as followeth./

To the first and second Interrogatories (upon which alone hee is by Mr
Shepards direction examined) hee saith and deposeth that hee well knew
the shipp the Recovery interrogated whereof ffrancis hollis interrogated
was master, and saith that in her last voyage (out ward bound) for
New Castle namely on valentines day being the 14th of ffebruary
last past shee came into Company of this deponents shipp,
the Humphrey of London, alsoe bound for Newcastle, and steered
along with her and some other shipps, intending to keepe company
together to New Castle, but saith that the next day after namely
on friday, shee sprung such in an incurable leake, that being
at sea, the water came in soe fast that it was past help to stop the
same and save her, and saith this deponent with his said shipp
laye longe by her, and sent his carpenter and severall of his
men aboard her to help to stopp her leake and save her, but they
finding it impossible to be done, after an houre or thereabouts
they had bin aboard the Recovery and with the Recoveries company
used all diligence for saving the said shipp, both they and the said
master and company of the Recovery were for safeguard of their lives
forced to quit her and flie into this deponents shipp, and soe the
Recovery sunck into the sea and was lost, this deponent seeing her sincking [?when]