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To the 3 Interrogatorie saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answer

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith hee hath not seene any Accompts made
between the Interrogate Robert Backer and Travers And therefore cannot
answere to this Interrogatorie./

To the 5th hee cannot answere./

Repeated before Doctor Goldolphin

Thomas Bonfoy [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 7th day of June 1656/

A busines of Ensurance concerning losse}
a board the shipp Mary Constant of}

Examined upon certaine Interrogatories on the part of
humfrey hooke the yonger and henry Cresewick of
Bristoll Merchants./

Rp. X4.op:

James Hayman of Bristoll Merchant aged 22 yeares
or thereabouts a wittnes sworne before the Worshipfull John
Godolphin doctor of Lawes one of the Judges of the high
Court of Admiralty saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the 1: 2: and 3 Interrogatories hee saith that hee this deponent was a factor
for the Interrogate humphrey hooke and henry Creswick
at London derry in Ireland and saith that hee as factor for the sayd hooke and Creswick receaved an Invoice
from Richard Keyman the Master of the shipp Mary Constant by which it did appear
to this deponent that upon or a bout the twentith of December 1655 there were laden
aboard the sayd Shipp at Burdeaux for Account of the Interrogate henry Creswick
and humphrey hooke one hundred fiftie six bayles and nynteene punchions of
tobaccoes #

  1. conteyning about forty thousand

weight of tobaccoe

fifteene punchions of pruans and one hundred Cakes of pitch and Resin conteyning about tenn or eleven thousand weight of pitch resin to be
transported thence to London Derry in Ireland, and saith the same were there to
be delivered to this deponent as ffactor to the sayd hooke and Creswick And saith the
sayd Master when hee delivered the Invoice of the sayd goods to this deponent told
him that the sayd shipp in her voyage from Burdeaux towards London derry was in
the moneth of January 1655 cast away neere about the Coplin Islands in Ireland
with the goods before mentioned on board her by meanes whereof hee saith
all the sayd goods (except eighty seaven hundred one quarter and thirteen pounds of
pitch and resin, and nynteene thousand eight hundred thirty fower pounds of tobacco somewhat
damnified by water and an other parcell of tobaccoe which was very much damnified by
water (the quantitie whereof hee knoweth not) it being soe much damnified that it was little
or nothing worth, and eight punchions of pruans very much damnified by
water) became utterly lost to the sayd hooke and Creswick, which 87 li one quarter
and thirteene pounds of pitch and resin and 19 thousand 8 hundred 34 li of tobaccoe
some what damnified by water and the other parcell and bagg soe exceedingly damnified
by water and the sayd eight casks of pruans came to the hands of this deponent
there by him sold at the
severall rates in on Accompte (which here this deponent leaveth for the better
satisfaction of this Court) specified, and saith that the salvage of the sayd
goods which soe came to this deponents hands and were by him disposed of did
amount to the severall summes in the sayd Account alsoe specified, And
further to these Interrogatories he cannot depose not being in the voyage in question

Repeated bedore doctor Godolphin/