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have receaved their whole ladeing according to Charterparty in all which
tyme there were laden aboard the sayd shipp the William for Accompt of
the sayd Watts only fifteene hogsheads of Tobaccoe, whereupon the sayd
Phillip Ewers after hee had stayed much above forty five days in the
sayd River expecting his ladeing according to Charterparty and the same
not coming did (as this deponent hath heard and beleeveth) about six day[?es GUTTER]
before his departure with his sayd shipp out of the sayd River (videlicet upon or
about the 24th of July 1655) make a protest to the effect in the Sch[?edule GUTTER]
in the 4th article of the libell mentioned before the arlate William Clay[?bourne GUTTER]
the Secretary of State in Virginia and others, in the house of the sayd
Claybourne, and saith that by meanes aforesayd the sayd shipp
William came home for England with only fifteene hogsheads of tobaccoe laden
on board her for Accompt of the sayd Watts, soe that the sayd Phillipp
Ewers hath suffered losse and dammage by his lying soe longe in Virginia
and being disappointed of this ladeing as aforesayd and in expense of vic[?tualls GUTTER]
and mens wages, (over and besides the losse of this freight due according [?to GUTTER]
Charterparty) at the least two hundred pounds sterling And further to
these articles hee cannot depose he of this certaine knowledge, hee not being
present at the signeing and sealing of the Charterparty, nor at the makeing
of the protest aforesayd but being only in another roome of the sayd
Claybornes house where the sayd protest was made./

To the 6th hee cannot depose./

To the 7th hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the Registry of this Court
and further cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first he saith he was Masters Mate of the William the voyage
in question and hath receaved his wages due for the sayd voyage And to the
rest of the Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively./

To the 2 hee saith he was Masters Mate as aforesayd and entered into
halfe pay for the sayd voyage in October 1654 about the beginning of the sayd month and into whole pay the 12th of
december 1654 at which tyme the sayd shipp set sayle from Gravesend And
further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the 3 hee saith the sayd shipp sett sayle from Gravesend on the sayd 12th of
december 1654 and arrived safely in James River the 22th of Aprill 1655 and
saith it is accompted among Seamen 3 months voyage from Gravesend to James River in
Virginia and sometymes it takes a longer and sometymes a shorter tyme
to performe the same according as the winde or weather favoureth And
further hee cannot answere/

To the 5th hee saith that the Interrogate Ewers and company made only
one port the voyage in question betweene Gravesend and James River in
Virginia, which Port was ffalmouth, into which they were driven by stresse
of weather And further to this Interrogatorie he cannot answere/