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To the 11th and 12th articles hee answereth negatively.

To the 13th article saith hee doth not knowe any of the persons interrogate
And otherwise hee cannot answer.
and hee yeeldeth reasons of this knowledge as is above set downe.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin
with his precontest/

James guyott [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 17th day of November 1656

Swanne against Whittle}
Suckley Smith}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of the
sayd Swanne./

Rp. EA. 1

James Obert of the parish of St Mary Magdalen
in Southwarke Mariner aged thirty eight yeares
or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith hee was one of the
Sea fflower arlate the voyage in question and thereby well knoweth that
in her passage from Southampton to Saint Sebastians that voyage the sayd
shipp or vessell the Sea fflower mett with some ffishermen neere Plymouth who in the presence and heareing of this deponent and the rest of the sayd shipps
company told the Master of her that there were two Brest men of warr
who were sayleing to and froe upon the Coast neere Plymouth to surprize
and take what English shipps they could light of and that they had lately
chased in an English shipp or vessell into Plymouth and that there were
severall other french men of warr upon that Coast whereupon for the better
preservation of the sayd shipp the Sea fflower and her ladeing the Master and Company of her went with
her into Plymouth Sound to looke for some Convoy or Company and
stayed there two dayes videlicet from Wednesday about afternoone till friday
next after in the forenoone and then came out thence with two men of
Warr of this Commonwealth in whose company they continued for a
while and then mett with some Merchantmen bound for ffrance videlicet
some for Rochell others for Nants and by advantage of their company
gott cleere of the English Coast where the ffrench men of warr were,
and soe gott in safely with the sayd shipp Sea fflower and her ladeing
to Saint Sebatians which hee beleeveth shee had not done if her Master and
Company had not put into Plymouth as aforesayd And further to this
article hee cannot depose

To the 2 hee saith that the sayd shipp the Sea fflower being safely arrived
at Saint Sebastians did there unlade her outward Cargoe, and there
being while the sayd shipp was delivering her sayd Cargo a
Rumor and reporte that there would bee an imbargoe made of all English
shipps there this deponent and the rest of the sayd shipps company did
importune the Master of the sayd shipp to gett his homeward Cargo