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The 25th day of Aprill 1656.

John Vintro, William Hill and Henry}
Fenly against the shipp heretofore named the}
Swain and now the Satisfaction where}
of John ffalkner was Master and}
against Mr Benjamin Bressy and the sayd}
John ffalkner in speciall and all}
others et cetera Bud ffranklyn}

Examined upon an allegation on behalfe of the

William Dyxon of Ratcliffe in the
County of Middlesex Mariner late Steward
of the sayd shipp the Swann now the Satisfac
tion. aged forty eight yeares or thereabouts
a witnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth. videlicet.

Rp. 1.

To the first Article of the sayd allegation. This deponent saith that in the monethes
of december January ffebruary and March 1654. the arlate Ben=
jamin Bressey was one of the reputed Owners of the sayd shipp the
Swann, and the sayd John ffaulkener Master of her and tooke upon him
the Charge of her. which he this deponent knoweth for that during the
sayd tyme he was of and did belong to the sayd shipp as Steward of
her. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the second Article of the sayd allegation he saith, That the arlate John Vintro
William Hill and Henry ffenby were Mariners of and did belong
to the sayd shipp under the qualities of Carpenter, Gunner and Cooke.
during the tyme predeposed. but who hired them, when, for how long,
or for how=much he saith he ćannot depose.

To the third article of the sayd allegation he saith, that the sayd John Vintro, William
hill and henry ffenby being imployed in the sayd shipp as aforesayd
did together with this deponent and others sayle and depart in and with
the sayd shipp from Gravesend about the eleventh day of december 1654
And they entred into whole pay in the sayd shipp #

[LH MARGIN] # upon the eighth day
of the sayd moneth,
William dixon [SIGNATURE, LH MARGIN]

and the
sayd shipp arrived afterwards att ffalmouth and from thence
proceeded on voyage for the Bermuda's, but in her Course thitherward
being become leaky about the end of ffebruary or beginning of
March 1654. she returned and came into Millford haven to be repaired.
which hee knoweth to be true for that hee sayled in and the sayd shipp
and entred into whole pay together with the sayd plaintiffs the tyme
aforesayd. And otherwise hee ćannot depose.

To the fourth article of the sayd allegation, hee saith that whilst the sayd shipp lay
att Milford Haven, and about the end of March or beginning of Aprill
1655. there came downe a certayne Instrument monition or decree from
this Court and under the Seale thereof, which this deponent saw in a Box
the effect whereof was, as this deponent then heard, amongst other things
to require the sayd Vintro, hill and ffenby to stay with and not to depart
the sayd shipp to the preiudice of her intended voyage. or to that effect. And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the fifth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith That in or about the sayd
moneth of Aprill or beginning of May 1655. he ćame away from Milford
and then left the sayd Vintro, hill and ffenby with and in the service of the
sayd shipp according to the sayd monition And otherwise he ćannot depose.