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The 23th of Aprill 1656

On behalfe of the State.}

Rowe dt.

See the first in A.3


William Brunning of Wapping Mariner aged
26 yeeres or thereabouts sworne before the
right Worshipfull Charles George Cock Esquire
one of the Judges of the high Court of the Admiralty
of England saith and deposeth.

That in the moneth of August 1653 a certaine shipp called the
Spirito Santo (taken at the Barbadás by Captaine Robert Harding
and Company) was brought prize to Salem in New England
which hee knoweth because hee this deponent was then there and
sawe such the bringing of her in; and saith that her lading
consisted of betweene foure and six thousand hides, an hundred
and odd chests of sugar and about three tonnes of log wood; And
further that the said lading was at Salem shared betweene the
said harding and company, saving the tenthes thereof which were
received in kinde by Mr John Endicot (the Governour of
Massachusets) his order, this deponent being present and seeing the
said sharing and such receiving of a good part of the said tenths.
And for the vessell hee saith that Captaine Thomas Breedon
there bought the same and called her the Happie Entrance and
put this deponent Master of her who brought her to London,
and this deponent was told by the said Captaine Breedon that hee
paid thirtie pounds to the said Governour for the tenths of the

William Brunning [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The six and twentyeth day of Aprill 1656.

John Furley iun. and John Page}
against Richard Jacobs. Edward}
Godwin and Henry Tiddeman}
Suckley Smith}

Examined upon an allegation on behalfe of the sayd
ffarley and Page.

Rp. j

William Lowe of Colchester in the county of Essex Mariner
Master of the ketch Coronation, aged thirty eight yeares or
thereabouts a witnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet:

[LH MARGIN] furley

To the first article of the said allegation this deponent saith that in the monethes of ffe=
bruary and March 1653 the said John ffurley the younger of Colchester
aforesaid was the reputed true and lawfull Owner of the twenty peices
of mixed searges aforesaid articulate, and the said John Page was the lawfull
reputed owner of the ten peices of white searges articulate. And they
the sayd ffurley and Page did about the beginning of March 1653
cause the sayd twenty. and ten peices of Searges to be laden on board this
deponents sayd ketch the Coronation (otherwise called the ffortune of