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shorudes and staye had not bin cutt And saith hee is verily perswaded
in his conscience that had not the sayd shroudes and staye bin cutt
and thereby the mayne mast broke downe togeather with the other tackle
topp mast and [?yardes] and sayles to the sayd masts belonging the sayd shipp and goods had undoubtedly perished
in the sayd storme And further saving his subsequent deposition
hee cannot depose./

To the 3 thee saith that the sayd shipps Company by like order of the
Master and for the lightening of the sayd shipp to make her endure the
sayd storme the better did cutt off two Anchors from her starborde bowe
and lett them dropp overboard,
And all this predeposed of was soe
cutt away for the better preservation of the sayd shipp and goods and
hee saith that in his this deponents Judgment and estimate the masts
shroudes staye yardes sayles Skiffe and Anchors soe cut away
and lost for better preservation of the sayd shipp and ladeing were worth
about two hundred pounds, sterling or upwards And further to this
Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith that hee knoweth that the bulke heads of
the sayd shipp Saphir after the sayd storme and when she laye
in harbour at Plymouth were stronge and sufficient and saith hee
sawe one Captaine Jones a shipwright and an other shipp Carpenter
with him come aboard the Saphir and saith they went downe into the
hold to view the sayd bulke heads, and hee this deponent and others
of the sayd shipps company being upon the deck when the sayd Jones
and the other Carpenter came up from the hold, hee saith hee heard the sayd
Jones saye that the sayd shipps bulke heads were then very firme and
good, and beleeveth the rest of the shipps company then on deck heard him
alsoe speake the sayd words, And hee further saith that hee well
knoweth, being one of her company and on board that the sayd shipp
before the sayd storme was a tight and strong shipp, and soe continued
after the sayd storme was over, and saith, there were good
tarrpaulins laid and nayled round the hatches of the sayd shipp
and as much care taken as possibly could bee by her Master and
Company to keepe her ladeing free from dammage by any wett
And that what dammage is happened to any of her ladeing happened
in the sayd storme and by meanes thereof (and not before, (as hee
verily beleeveth for the reasons a foresayd And further to this
Interrogatorie hee cannot answere./

To the last hee saith hee knoweth the Interrogate Mathew Plowman
and saith at the tyme the storme aforesayd happened the sayd Plowman was
sick and kept his Cabbin and soe had done for divers dayes togeather before
the sayd storme happened and saith hee is well assured that the sayd