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To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee was one of the Company of the Julian the tyme

To the 2 and 3 Interrogatories hee saith hee was not present at any tyme when the Interrogated
Tether and Bryan spake together about lading the Copperis in question nor
soe much as knoweth the [?sayme] Tether and further hee cannot depose/

To the 4th hee saith hee hath satisfied the contents thereof in his foregoing

To the 5th hee saith hee knoweth not of any plugg that was at any tyme in
the shipp Interrogated nor hath heard any thing to the effect Interrogate and
further cannot answere/

To the 6th Interrogatory hee saith hee knoweth for that hee helped to empty
the Copperis which remayned unspoiled by the sinkeing of the sayd shipp
into two Caskes of the sayd twelve hogsheads laden aboard the sayd
shipp that all of it was lost and spoiled by the wett it receaved by the
sayd shipps sinkeing, except a hogshead and a halfe and somewhat better
thereof but what the sayd Copperis was worth a hogshead when
laden hee knoweth not and further hee cannot answere/

To the seventh hee saith hee hath satisfied the same in his foregoing
deposition soe farr as hee can and further cannot depose/

To the 8th hee saith hee never used the trade of a merchant for ffrance
nor knoweth the price usually paid for transporting a hogshead of
Copperis from England to ffrance./

To the 9th hee answereth negatively./

To the 10th hee saith hee had not dependence upon the Interrogate
Bryan the tyme Interrogate other then that hee was one of the sayd
shipps company the tyme predeposed, and saith hee is not ingaged for him,
And further or otherwise cannot answere./

To the last hee saith hee hath satisfied the contents thereof in his foregoing

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

iohnmo yoe [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 19th day of June 1656 [CENTRE HEADING]

A busines of examination of wittnesses upon}
interrogatories minstred on the part and}
behalfe of ffrancis Ash and Company owners}
of the Saphir Smith}

Examined upon Interrogatories minstred on the part of
the sayd ffrancis Ashe and Company./

d Smith


John Smith of Shadwell in the parish of Stepney
and County of Middlesex Mariner Carpenter of the
shipp the Saphir aged forty fower yeares or thereabouts
a wittnes sworne and examined saith as followeth videlicet./

To the first second and third interrogatories hee saith hee well knoweth the shipp the Saphir and
was Carpenter of her the voyage in question and thereby well knoweth
that the sayd shipp in her last voyage from London being the voyage in question
did about eighty leagues south west from Scilly Interrogate
meete with an exceeding great storme which lashed with great furie for the
space of fower howers togeather and with some smale abatement for the
space of thirteen howers from the first beginning thereof, and saith the force and
violence of the sayd storme was soe great that the sayd shipp and her lading
were in very great and eminent danger to bee utterly lost and perish