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board soe soone as possible bee under, and saith that the sayd
Master told their deponent and others the Company of the sayd shipp that hee hath
bin very importunate with the arlate Mr Gefford to relade the sayd
shipp that shee might be gone, and their depondent heard the sayd Gefford
promise and saye that the sayd shipp should not stay long for her lading
but saith that after the sayde Gefford had caused some Iron to be laded
aboard the sayd shipp the sayd shipp was seized togeather
with the Iron laden aboard her, before the rest of her lading was
put on board her, and after the sayde shipp had layne there divers dayes
in expectation therof And further to tthis article hee cannot depose/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

d Smith

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee cometh to testifie the truth by meanes of the
producent and hath noe share or interest in his cause and was one of the
Interrogate shipps Company but noe officer and saith had heard the words
predeposed or others to that effect spoken and saith they were spoken by a fisher
man who mett them off of Plymouth but his name or to what place hee or
his vessell belonged to hee knoweth not And further saving his forgoeing
deposition hee cannot answere/

To the 2 hee saith the Sea fflower came into Plymouth upon a Wednesday in the
afternoon in the month of July 1656 (but the day of the moneth hee remembreth not) and went thense upon
the friday in forenoone next after this hee deposeth being one of her company
and onboard And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere/

To the 3 hee saith the Sea fflower at the tyme of her seizure had noe other
ladeing on board her save some Iron, but as to the day of there arrivall att
Saint Sebastians and the day of her seizure (in regards hee kept noe
Journall) hee cannot not answere not remembring the particular dayes./

the marker of the sayd


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation

Rp. 2.

ffrancis Rowe of the parish of Saint Olave Southwarke
Mariner aged 36 years or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne and examined. saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet/

To the first article of the allegation hee saith that the Sea fflower arlate
being in her passage from Southampton to Saint Sebastians her Master
the arlate John Swann meeting a fisherboate off Plymouth
haled her and the sayd ffisherboate being come up with the Sea fflower
the ffishermen on board her did informe the sayd Swann and his Company
that there were divers Brest men of Warr sayling to and fro upon
the Coast and that they had lately taken some
English shipps and had the day before driven in an English
[?frigate GUTTER]