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knoweth that the sayd Allen and Peneston did as Owners of the sayd shipp
at Gravesend before her setting sayle from thense on the voyage in question
pay this deponent and others of the sayd shipps company their halfe pay due to them from
the tyme of their first being shipped for the sayd voyage till then, And further
to this article hee cannot depose/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

Josiah Elfreth [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day./ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation/

dt. 5us

William Pethebridge of Ratcliff in the parish of
Stepney and county of Middlesex Mariner Masters Mate
of the shipp the King of Poland aged forty five yeares or
thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined, saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first and second articles of the sayd allogation hee saith the arlate shipp the King
of Poland lay in the Moneth of June 1655 at the Bermudas and then and
there tooke in divers hogsheads chests butts and barrells of Tobaccoes to a
good quantitie which she was to carrie thense to Virginia, and there take
in other tobaccoes and returne with both the sayd tobaccoes videlicet that laden at
Bermudas and that laden at Virginia to London and there unlade and
deliver them both, and saith the sayd shipp having taken in the sayd Tobaccoe
at Bermudas went with the same to Virginia and arrived there the third of
July 1655 and lay in the River of Nansemum in Virginia for severall
moneths after and that there were there laden aboard the sayd shipp
in the moneths of October November december
and January 1655 severall other quantities of tobaccoe amounting to a
great quantitie, to be alsoe delivered with that taken in at Bermudas at
London, the port of her discharge thereof, but for whose account or by whose
order the sayd Tobaccoes or any of it was laden
or to whome consigned at London hee knoweth not And further to
those articles hee cannot depose./

To the 3: 4th 5th and 6th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that
the sayd shipp having taken in her sayd ladeing of Tobaccoe at Virginia
departed with that and the other Tobaccoe taken in at Bermudas, and sett
sayle from James River in Virginia therewith bound for London upon the
twenty seaventh day of January 1655 English style, and saith that about
fower or five dayes after such her setting sayle out of James River videlicet upon
the first of ffebruary last in the morning the sayd shipp then being about
nynety leagues to the Eastward of Virginia and about the latitude of
37 degrees and a halfe and the winde then blowing at North North west there
happened a very violent tempest which continued for the space
of fower or five dayes with great violence, and by the force thereof
drove into the sayd shipp great Seas which raked her fore and aft
and splitt or staved her longe boate and brake downe the sayd shipps
wasts and some of her tymbers for that the water rann unavoidably
(the decks during the sayd storme being never cleere of water) into the