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The 26th day of Aprill 1656.

On the behalfe of the}
sayd Mary Dell}
against the shipp the}
Three Sisters)

Examined upon the sayd Libell.

Rp. 2.

Daniel Gates of Saint Katharines in the County of Middlesex.
Ship=Chaundler aged eighteen yeares or thereabouts a witnesse
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth. videlicet.

To the first article of the sayd Libell, This deponent saith he knoweth the arlate
Samuel Titsell and the shipp the Three Sisters, and saith that the sayd
Samuell Titsell for and during the tyme arlate was Commander of the sayd
shipp and had the Charge of her. And the arlate Alexander Hatchet
was commonly aććounted one of the Owners of the sayd shipp,. And otherwise
he saith he ćannot depose/

To the second article of the sayd allegation and to the Schedule therein mentioned now
shewne him dated October. 16. 1653. hee saith hee is well assured that in the
sayd moneth of October the arlate John Dell since deceased was lawfull
Owner of all and singular the goods and things in the sayd Schedule
mentioned, and that he or his servants or Agents did within the sayd
moneth of October deliver the same to the sayd Samuel Titsell or his Agents
for the use of the sayd shipp Three Sisters, Rendring for occasion
thereof that soone after the death of the sayd John Dell he came to
live with and doe busines for the Plaintiff, and found the sayd goods
and things fairly entred in the shopp booke of the sayd John Dell
as delivered to the use aforesayd. And otherwise he ćannot depose.

To the third article of the sayd allegation he saith, that not long after the death
of the sayd John Dell she plaintiff the sayd Mary Dell being his
widdow became his Administratrix, as by the letters of Administration
which this deponent saw under the seale of the Court for Wills and Adminis=
tration did appeare. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the fourth article of the sayd allegation, and the three Schedules therein
mentioned now shewne him. he saith that in the monethes arlate
the sayd Mary Dell was lawfull Owner and Proprietrix, and was lawfully
possessed of all and singular the goods things and provisions in the sayd
three Schedules mentioned and expressed, which hee knoweth for that
he then lived with her and did busines for her in her shopp and
warehowses, And otherwise saving his subsequent depositions
saith he cannot depose.

To the fifth article hee saith he is well assured for the reasons aforesayd
that the sayd goods mentioned in the sayd first Schedule were really delivered
to the sayd Captain Titsell or his Agents by the sayd John Dell or his
agents for the use aforesayd att the respective rates in the sayd schedule
mentioned amounting in the whole to sixty eight pounds sterling.
the same being accordingly entred in the books of the sayd John Dell
deceased. And otherwise hee ćannot depose.

To the sixth article of the sayd allegation and to the second third and fourth
Schedules thereunto {annex}ed and now shewne him he saith
that in the monethes of January 1653 Aprill and July 1654. in the sayd