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To the 8th and 9th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith and deposeth that
at the tyme of ladeing the sayd tobaccoes both at the Bermudas and
Virginia the sayd shipp the King of Poland was in this deponents Judgement
and as hee verily beleeveth a strong tight and sufficient shipp fitt to carrie
the sayd Tobaccoes or any other goods of like nature, And hee is well
assured that what dammage is happened to the sayd tobaccoes
did not happen thereto through any default or neglect of the Master and
Company of the sayd shipp, nor (as hee verily beleeveth) through any insufficiency or defect
of the sayd shipp other than what was occasioned by violence of the sayd
stormes and the water unavoidably breakeing into the sayd shipp and running
into her hold and other parts and amongst the sayd Tobaccoes by reason of
the violence of the sayd stormes, And further to these articles hee cannot

To the 10th hee saith that in or about the latter end of March 1655 the
sayd shipp with her sayd ladeing of tobaccoe arrived at this Port
of London, and the sayd tobaccoes were there afterwards unladen and
delivered out of the sayd shipp this deponent helpeing to unlade and
deliver the same And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 11th hee saith the arlate Thomas Allen Anthony Penniston and
company in the moneth of June 1655 arlate and before videlicet during the
whole voyage in question were and still are Commonly Accompted
the lawfull Owners of the shipp the King of Poland arlate And hee
beleeveth then soo to bee for that hee knoweth the sayd Mr Penniston
did in behalfe of him selfe and the sayd Allen and the rest of Owners
pay this deponent at Gravesend before the sayd shipp sett sayle from
thense on the voyage in question his halfe pay then did to him from the tyme
hee was first shipped for the sayd voyage till then, at which tyme hee
this deponent was to enter into whole pay for the sayd voyage And further
to this article hee cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

the marke of the sayd
Jonathan [MARKE] Pooke [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The same day./

Examined upon the sayd allegation

dt. 3us

Thomas Vicar of the parish of Stepney in the
County of Middlesex Mariner aged twenty three
years or thereabouts borne at Gottenberge in
Sweden a wittnes sworne and exmined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first and second articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that in or about
the moneth of June 1655 the arlate shipp the King of Poland
then being at Bermudas there was then there laden aboard
her severall hoggsheads chests butts and barrells of Tobaccoe
to a good Quantitie which being laden shee was to depart therewith
and did depart therewith thense to Virginia and was thense to goe with
that and other tobaccoes to be laden at Virginia to London which was
to bee her port of discharge for the Tobaccoe laden at both the sayd [XXXX GUTTER]