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company since Aprill last, and hath not bin out of England in that
space, more than when hee was at sea in the said man of warr in
the service aforesaid.
To the 6th hee saith the said goods of the Saint John for the reason aforesaid
are in his judgement good prize to the taker, and soe hee should adjudge
them, and saith hee beleeveth hee hath already given out, or to the
same effect. And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16 and 17 hee hath not soe deposed and
therefore they concerneth him not.
To the 18 hee saith hee can writte and reade, and learned the same in
To the 19th hee saith hee can read written hand in dutch very
well, and understandingly, and in English hee can reade the names in
a Commission, And some few words besides.
To the 20th hee saith that hee hath very often seene the foresaid
Commission at sea, not remembring any of the precise dayes
wherein hee sawe the same. And otherwise cannot answer.
To the 21th hee saith the said Commission was in the name of the
mr Goodwin and company, which hee knoweth having seene and
perused the names therein, and seene the same last the time aforesaid
upon showing the same to the said derrick Ryn, but hee remembreth
not the date of the said Commission. And otherwise saving as
aforesaid hee cannot answer.
Jan de vos [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
The 4th of March 1655 [CENTRE HEADING]
Mayor and the William and ffrance}
and against knight. Clements. Smith.}
Examined upon the libell.
Isaac Mayers of Horsey downe Shipwright
aged 24 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined
To the first árticle hee cannot depose, not knowing William knight
or other the owners arlate.
To the second árticle hee saith and deposeth that within the time arlate
the Lighter the William and ffranch arlate was and remained in the
River of Thames, and was and stoode in greate neede of reparation,
and that in or about the moneth of November 1654 shee was by the
lighter man of her brought to the wharfe of the producent John Mayer
to horsey downe to be repaired and hee the said John (who had formerly
severall times repaired her) undertooke the said worke at the request of
the said lighterman who came in the name of the arlate mr
Coltman, and when the said producent had begun to search and try her
defects, hee found her soe much out of repaire and soe rotten, that
hee refused to proceede on in her repaire till hee spake with mr
Coltman who recommended the said worke unto him; whereupon mr
Coltman accompanied with mr dandy wharfinger of the Customshouse
came over, and viewed the said lighter and being made acquainted with
her defects, hee desired the said John Mayor to goe on and to repaire
her in what ever was needfull, which hee accordingly did, and
hired men and laid out moneys for their wages and for materialls,
and saith the said repaires happened and were done in or about
the moneth of November 1654 and that the particulars thereof
were in all things and of the severall valewes mentioned in the schedule