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A :15.

The 24th day of May, 1656/

Phillipp Ewers Master of the ship called the William}
of London against William Watts and against all others etcetera}

Examined upon the libell given in on the part
of the sayd Phillipp Ewers./

Rp. jus

Stephen Bonner of Rederiff in the county of Surrey
Mariner aged 30 yeares or thereabout a wittnes sworne
and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd libell hee saith that hee well knoweth that in
and during all the tyme arlate the arlate Phillipp Ewers hath been and still
is Master of the arlate shipp the William of London and soe commonly
accompted and reputed this hee the better knoweth having bin one of the sayd shipps
company all the tyme arlate, and the sayd Ewers Master of her during the voyage
in question And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 2 and 3 4th and 5th articles of the sayd libell and the schedules or charterparty and [?protest] in the sayd articles mentioned he saith that hee this deponent
being Masters Mate of the ship William the voyage in question well knoweth
that the sayd Phillip Ewer sett sayle with his sayd ship from Gravesend
the twelveth of November 1654 bound for James River in Virginia there
to take in such ladeing as should be laded on board her for the Accompt
of the arlate William Watts according to Charterparty made betweene the
said Watts and Ewer And saith the sayd ship in persuance of her sayd voyage
sett sayle the sayd 12th of November [CSG CHECK WHETHER THIS IS NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER]1654 from Gravesend and safely arrived
in James River in Virginia on the 22th day of Aprill 1655, and shee being
soe arrived hee this deponent soone after her arrivall did by order of the
sayd Phillipp Ewer give to the arlate Samuell Mathews Esquire an Agent
or factor for the arlate William Watts and gave him the sayd Mathews notice
that the sayd shipp the William was come and arrived and that the sayd
Ewer her Master and her company were ready to fetch and receave on
board the sayd shipp according to Charterparty eighteene tonns and three
hogsheads of tobaccoe for Accompt of the sayd William Watts And hee
sayth that the sayd Matthews did send this deponent and fower others of
the sayd shipps company with the sayd shipps boate or sloope to severall
places upon James River aforesayd where (as hee sayd) the sayd Watts
had tobaccoe lyeing) and this deponent at some places receaved some few
hogsheads of tobaccoe and coming to one Robert Bourne who as the
sayd Matthews sayd had divers hogsheads in his custodie for the Accompt
of the sayd William Watts, and demanding the same of him to carry it on
board the sayd shipp the sayd Bourne told this deponent that the sayd
Tobaccoes which hee had in his custodie for Accompt of the sayd Watts
were before this deponents coming to demand them by a former
order of the sayd Samuell Mathews put and laden on board the shipp the
Peter and Jane of London and soe the sayd Ewer and Company being by
that meanes disappointed of their ladeing did stay and continued
with their sayd ship the William in James River from the sayd two and
twentith of Aprill 1655 untill the first day of August next after expecting
to have