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by meanes thereof forced upon the Coast of ffrance, at a place called
Birke Baye, in Piccardye, and coming there, to an Anchor, hee
saith she was by the violence of the sayd storme forced from her
Anchor, And the Master and Company for the safegard of the sayd
shipp and lading and theire owne lives, were forced to runn her on[XX]
in the sayd Bay, which hee saith happened on or about, the one and [twentieth]
of the sayd moneth of August last, of this deponents sight and knowledge
And otherwise hee cannot depose./.

To the second third and fourth hee saith that the same day after the said
running of the sayd shipp ashore, and being in greate danger
the saîd master (John Love) and Company went ashore for the preservation of their
lives, but the tide falling away and the shipp sitting wholle up
the shore, that they might wade unto her, foure of the Company [(which]
with the Master and this deponent consisted of Eight in all) went aboard, and
the Master and this deponent and two more. went into the Country to
get assistance, to helpe the sayd vessell off and preserve her and her
lading, and as they were soe goeing they mett with the Illustrious [HXXX]
de Lorraine Prince de Harcourt of Montreil accompanied
with twelve men, coming towards the seaside, to the place where the
sayd ship sate, and that some of his said men (being all ffrench
came before and meeting the said Master, and this deponent
two of the Company, stripped them of theire clothes and money
and forced them back againe to theire vessell, and the sayd Prince
coming to the seaside, to the place where the sayd vessell sate, sent
some of his sayd men aboard to fetch the Company (as were in her)
ashore, which they accordingly did, and tooke and kept possession. of [the]
sayd vessell and Lading, by order of the sayd Prince, And further
saith, that afterwards about two howers after the sayd vessell ran
ashore, and when the sayd ffrenchmen, had soe taken possession of
her, and her Lading, the sayd Prince sent the said master and
this deponent and all
the shipps Company, with a guard of souldiers fromm the shipps side [to a]
village three or foure miles thence distant. And saith that whe[n they]
were soe sent away the sayd ketch sate whole and intire and
her goods in her in a good condition, All which hee knoweth because
hee this deponent was Sopra Cargo as aforesayd. of the sayd ship
the Elizabeth and present at the time of such her seizure

To the 5th and 6th hee saith that the next morning after their [XXX]
(carry [XX GUTTER]