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producent Pearson, and was Masters mate of the Willing Mynde
the voyage in question, and saith part of his wages is yet unreceived
the Master and hee having not yet reckoned, neither is it usuall as hee saith for
Masters to pay the whole wages due any voyage till the shipp bee delievered
(which the sayd shipp yet is not) And to the rest of Interrogatie
hee answereth negatively for his part and otherwise cannot answere/

To the 2 hee saith that there was a necessitie that the willing wynde must
beare sayle in manner aforesayd or also loose the Company of their
convoyes, and thereby insurre eminent danger of being taken by enemies
of this Commonwealth, and saith shee boare sayle as aforesayd only to keepe
the Convoyes compnay and avoide danger as aforesayd, and beleeveth if shee had
not soe borne sayle the damage by water had not happened nor the sayd
shipp proved leakie./

To the 3 hee saith the paper was stowed in the sayd shipp afore and abaft the salt, by it selfe and not
under it the salt, neither did this deponent ever knowe salts stowed
upon paper, or paper upon salt, and thereby knoweth
not what damage may come by stowing paper soe, and saith there was
damage done to some salt, brandie wine, and vinegar on board the sayd shipp
but the quanitite or value thereof hee knoweth not, And further hee cannot

To the 4th hee saith the stormy weather predeposed was not extraordinary
but such foule weather as usually shipps meete with And hee beleeveth
in his conscience that had not the sayd shipp bin soe forced to
beare sayle were then extraordinary to keepe company with the sayd
Convoyes, and avoide danger of surprizall by enimies as aforesayd,
the stormie weather aforesayd would not have caused her to take in
water soe as to spoile her ladeing, shee being (otherwise then by reason
of such beareing sayle) a tight shipp And further hee cannot answere/

by me Jam: Ayscough [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The sayd James Ayscough upon the Interrogatories given in
on the behalfe of Carbonell and Seawards/

To the first hee saith hee cometh to testifie at request of the producent Pearson
and was Master mate of the shipp Interrogate the voyage interrogate and saith part
of his wages is unpaid for that the Master and hee have not yet reckoned the shipp
not being yet discharged of all her ladeing, before which tyme it is not usuall
for Masters of shipps to pay off their men their full wages but have much is behinde
hee knoweth not, And further hee cannot answere otherwise then negatively saving
his foregoeing deposition wherein hee hath declared that the goods Interrogate
were well stowed and saith there is noe blame lyeth upon him touching any damage
happened to the sayd shipps ladeing the same happening only by the meanes

To the 2 hee knoweth not to whome in particular any of the sayd shipps ladeing
belonged but knoweth there was paper in the sayd shipp and saith the sayd same
was Conveniently and well stowed before and abaft the sayd salt and not upon
the salt, and saith salt is of a melting quality, if wett come amongst it, And
to the rest of the Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively, well knowing that the sayd