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The 12th of June 1656

A businesse of exámination of witnesses}
on the behalf of William Coxeter Merchant}
and owner of the shipp called the Mary}
of London lading seized by three}
subiects of the king of Spain}

Examined upon an allegation given
in on behalf of the said
Coxeter the 11th instant.

Rp. 1

John Chadwick of Redriff in the county
of Surrey Mariner, aged 25 yeares or
therereabouts sworne and exámined

To the first and second árticles hee saith and deposeth that hee well
knew the shipp the Mary of London arlated (sic) and was master of her
the voyage mentioned in the said allegation, and saith there proceeded
from this port about a yeare since laden with tobaccoe and
pipestaves and some other lading bound for the valley of the Gasti
in the Land of Teneriff, and was there to retourne for this port,
and saith there on or about the 21th of October last there arived
with the said goods and came to an anchor at the said place in the
said Iland within the Dominions of the king of Spaine, and
saith that the next day after such their comming to an anchor, there
came a frigot of the said kings aboard and by the violence and force tooke
and seized the said shipp the Mary, and all her said lading, and tooke
their deponent and company all out and carried them ashore and put
there in prison, and alsoe imprisoned the said Coxeter who was gonne
ashore beforehand, nor knowing of any warrs; And saith the said
shipp the Mary with her tackle apparell and furniture and guns
with the most part of her lading were at the time of the said seizure
belonging to the said William Coxeter and were well worth the summe
of fifteene hundred pounds sterling./ and saith the said Coxeter was the
owner of the said shipp and constituted this deponent master of her

To the third hee saith that by the said seizure and defeate of the said
voyage and the losse of five hundred pounds which the said William
had there ashore as this deponent was credibly informed, (the said William
having there resided) the said William Coxeter hath suffered losse
and dammage to the summe and valewe of three thousand pounds
at the least in this deponents estimation the said Coxeter being
not only owner but alsoe the Imployer of her the said voyage

John Chadwick [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day

Exámined upon the fore said allegation

Rp. 2.

Peter Chadwick of Redriff in the county of Surrey
sailer, aged 21 yeares or thereabouts, sworne and exámined

To the first second and third árticles of the said allegation he saith and
deposeth that hee well knew and was one of the company
of the shipp the Mary of London arlate in her late voyage to the
Canarie Ilands, on which voyage he saith there departed thence about
a yeare since, laden with Tobacco, pipestaves, strong water
and other goods bound for for the valley de Gasti in the Iland of Teneriff
there to discharge, and saith the producent William Coxeter
was the owner of the said shipp and of her [?tackle] apparell