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The 22th day of Aprill .1655:-/

Complaine against Brandling Stott and}
Blomfield. Clements. Smith}

Rp. 1

William Marsh of Ipswich in the County of Suffolke
Mariner aged 30. yeares or thereabouts a Wittnes
sworne and examined saith as followeth videlict./

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee this
deponent did never see nor observe the arlate Complaine nor any other on
his behalfe take any view of the Vessell the Primrose arlate neither in the
river of Thames nor elsewhere. And further cannot depose:/

To the second article hee saith, That hee this deponent never made any Contract
or agreement with the said Complaine for or concerning the transporting of
the goods in question, nor how much freight was to be payd to this deponent
as master of the sayd hoy or vessell for the sayd goods, and he doth
verily believe that there was not any contract touching the same.
made by the sayd Complaine with the arlate Brandling, Stott or
Blomfeild; for that he saith there never useth to be any Contract
made for the transport of such goods to Ipswich, while the sayd goods
were to have bene transported, but the freight being a sett and
knowne price, goods are usually and ordinarily sent
on board without any particular Contract or Agreement. And otherwise
he saith he cannot depose.

To the third article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that att such tyme as the
sayd Complayne sent this goods on board the sayd hoye, and att such tyme
as she mett with the foresayd storme and tempest in her Course for
Ipswich, she was well and sufficiently furnished and provided of all
Tackle furniture and Apparell whatsoever fitt for such a vessell
ánd such a voyage both for sayles, Cables, Anchors masts and other
tackling whatsoever, and was a strong and tight vessell the tyme
ánd tymes aforesayd, which he knoweth to be true being then Master
of her, And beleeveth the same was and is well knowne, and was
taken notice of by such persons as saw and knew her. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the fourth article of the sayd allegation, he saith that the last voyage or course that
the sayd hoye made from Ipswich to this port which was immediately
before the lading of the sayd Complaines goods in question, she brought
to this port a lading of East Country goods and there delivered
the same in good condition without any dammage and or other preiudice to
the same, which he knoweth for that himselfe delivered the sayd goods,
and for the reasons aforesayd is well assured that she might and
would have carryed her lading from hence to Ipswich in safety in case she
had not mett with the sayd extraordinary storme and Tempest in her
passage thither. And otherwise he cannot depose

To the 5th article of the sayd allegation, hee is not examined by direction of the Producent