HCA 13/71 f.173r Annotate
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The same day Examined upon the sayd Allegation [CENTRE HEADING]
Thomas Sharpe of the parish of Saint Stephen Coleman=
Street London merchant Late purser of the sayd shipp
the Swan now called the Satisfaction aged 26. yeares
or thereabouts a witnesse sworne and examined saith
ánd deposeth as followeth.
To the .1st Article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith, That for and during the
tyme arlate the sayd Benjamin Bressey was by common repute one of
the Owners of the says shipp the Swann, and the sayd John ffalkner was
master and had the charge of her, which hee knoweth for that during the
sayd tyme and before he this deponent was Purser of her and in the
nature of purser and as Supracargo likewise went out in her this
her last voyage. And otherwise he saith he cannot depose.
To the second article of the sayd allegation he saith he was not present att the hiring of
the sayd Thomas Attwood to serve in the sayd shipp, but doth know that he
was Masters cheife Mate in her the tyme aforesayd, and was hired to serve
in her from this Port of London to the Barbadaos att the rate of
four pounds per moneth for some long tyme as hee was or should continue
in such service, for that he this deponent was Purser of the sayd
shipp the sayd voyage, and entred the rate of the Mariners respective
wages therein by the direction of the sayd ffawkener, and having
lately perused the same findeth that the sayd Attwood was to have
four pounds per moneth as is arlate, and According to that rate
hee this deponent by the like directions of the sayd Master did pay
unto him the sayd Attwood his wages for so long tyme as hee served
in her att halfe pay which was till the eighth of december 1654.
being some four dayes before the sayd shipp departed from Gravesend.
And otherwise he ćannot depose.
To the third article of the sayd allegation he saith, that the sayd Thomas Attwood
being so hired into the sayd shipp did enter into the service thereof, and
upon the eighth day of december 1654. did enter into whole pay
ánd upon the thirteenth day of the sayd moneth or thereabouts the sayd
shipp sett sayle and departed from Gravesend and arrived afterwards att
ffalmouth and from thence preceeded on her voyage for the Bermuda
Islands, but in her Course thitherwards being become leaky she
returned back and in ffebruary 1654. came into Milford haven
there to be repaired. All which hee knoweth to be true being Purser
of the sayd shipp the voyage aforesayd. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the fourth article of the sayd allegation he saith, That upon the Returne of the
sayd shipp into Milford haven the sayd Thomas Attwood and others the
Mariners of the sayd shipp were by a decree or Monition under the seale
of this Court (which was procured, as he beleiveth, att the Instance of the sayd Benjamin
Bressey and John ffaulkener or one of them) monished and required not
to desert the sayd shipp to the preuidice of the intended voyage, or to