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The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Rp. 2:

Walter Elton of Ratcliff sailor aged 26 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and examined as aforesaid.

To the first second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knew and was boatswaine of the shipp the Anne
of London interrogated, (whereof John Casey was master) in her
last voyage, wherein hee saith shee went from London to Ginney
and there tooke in Negro's and a few Elephants teeth, and carried
the same to Virginia and there delivered by said
Negros, and at Virginia hee saith hee tooke in sixtie three
hogsheads or there abouts of tobaccoe to be brought to this port for
the account of the producent Samuel harwar, who had alsoe
a quarter part in the said Elephants teeth which were above six
or seaven and twenty and were alsoe brought in the said shipp from
Virginia for this port. and saith then in the said shipps
homewards course from virginia for this port, shee was by
contary windes put into Plimouth, where shee lay about a fortnight
and then namely on the thirteenth of March last rann thense for
London the port of her discharge, and brought all the said tobaccoes
and teeth thense in her nothing being taken out or diminished
thereof during her aboade there #

[LH MARGIN] # and also brought thense about two hundred hogsheads of tobaccoe for account of other men than the said harwar which
were also laden at Virginia

and further that in her
passage from Plimouth for London, namely as the fifteenth
day of the said moneth of March last off Portland shee was
met with and set upon by a dunquirke man of warr who
to laid her aboard, and was put off againe by her, and
with that after they had continued given each other abroade
side, and had continued above an houre in fight wherein the
Annes master was slaine, the man of warrs company tost in a
granada into her, which comming in at her quarter port and
taking in her powder, blew her up and Jewes men and a women
then were in her, who perished thereby, and many of her
company (whereof this deponent was one) were wounded and
hurt, and saith that be the said shipp and all the foresaid
sixtie three hogsheads of tobaccoe and the rest of the tobaccoe laden at Virginia were utterly destroied
and lost without any part either of shipp or goods being
saved either for mr harwar or any other, which hee
seeing the premisses soe donne and happen. And otherwise
cannot depose, saving the said sixtie three hogsheads of tobaccoe
at Virginia laden by mr Thomas Bowler a marchant there for mr harwars

To the fourth hee saith the said mr Samuel harwar both at
the time of the said shipps comming to and being at Plimouth
and when shee was soe destroid as aforesaid had a quarter part
of her and of her tackle, apparrell, and furniture belonging
unto him selfe, as owner of the said part, and for owner of
a quarter part of her hee was commonly accounted, and contributed
his proportion accordingly towards her setting out and mens
wages, which hee knoweth being one of her company as aforesaid


Repeated with his precontest before Colonell Cock./