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furniture and of most part of the said ladings and went him selfe in
the said shipp to dispose thereof and to invest there in wines for this
port, and saith that on or about the 4th of October last the said shipp
with the said lading arived at the said Iland of Teneriff, and came
to an anchor in the valley da Gasti, and the next day a frigot of
the kinge of Spaine came aboard and forcibly seized the said shipp and
lading, and tooke out the master and company (whereof this deponent was
one) and carried them ashoare and imprisoned them, and alsoe imprisoned
the said Coxeter and wholly deprived him of the said shipp and lading
by which and by his being defeated of the said voyage, and other losses sustained
by the said seizure, this deponent [?came] with him to be damnified and to
have sustained losse to the valew of five and twenty hundred
pounds at the least, And otherwise hee cannt depose.

Repeated with his precontest before Doctor Godolphin:/:-

The marke of Peter
[MARKE] Chadwick. [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 12th of June

horne and others against}
Mills and Richards.}

Examined upon the libell.

Rp. .jus.

William Tomkins of Fleet neare Southampton
Mariner, aged 52 yeares or thereabouts sworne and

To the first and second articles of the said libell hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knoweth and was pilot of the shipp the Prosperous arlate
(George Garneham master) in her late voyage outwards bound from Southampton
for Bourdeaux and thense returned for Southampton againe, on which voyage
hee saith hee proceeded from Southampton in or about January last was a
twelvemoneth, being ffreighted by william horne Thomas Cornelius
and Robert Richbell, who hired her of Thomas Mills and Paul
Richard who were then her owners and for such commonly accounted
and otherwise hee cannot depose saving what followeth, referring himselfe
to the Chaterpartie annexed.

To the third árticle hee saith and deposeth that at the time of the said
shipps said proceeding from Southampton on the said voyage it was notorious
to and taken notice of by the generalitie of Merchants
owners Masters and Mariners frequenting the port of Southampton and dwelling
there and thereabouts, and commonly found that diverse Brest men
of warr were and used to be out at sea, and used to fight and take
such English shipps as they could meete with and master with their
lading, and hee beleaveth the said Mills and Richards had notice thereof
it being a matter notorious.

To the fourth fifth 6. and 7th árticles hee saith and deposeth that at the
time of the said shipps departure on the said voyage from Southampton
shee carried with and onboard her two Peeces of ordnance and seaven
muskets for her owne use, and noe more and had not above foure or five shot
serviceable for the said ordnance, and but one small bagg of gunpowder
containing in his estimation about thirtie pounds weight of powder, only that
said shipp stopping at ffalmouth there were there foure great shott more
delivered to the said master, and (as the gunner related) a small parcell of musket shott, with
which hee saith shee proceeded to Bourdeaux, without spending any of
the powder by the way, unlesse {INK BLOT}e upon occasion of a health or
salutation, and saith that {having} delivered the outward lading of