HCA 13/71 f.30r Annotate
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saith that the direct course from Zant to the Streights mouth is about four
hundred leagues and so accounted, and to sayle from Zant to Corsico and
so to the Straights mouth is four hundred and ninety leagues and so accounted
which is ninety leagues out of the way. And to sayle to Leghorne and so to the
Streights mouth is about ten leagues more out of the way. By all which it appear=
eth that to sayle from Salina Road first to Zant, then to Corsico, and so
to Leghorne and then to the Straights mouth about one hundred and fifteene
leagues out of the direct Course from the sayd Road of Salina in to the Straights mouth
so as he that keeps the direct Course doth not come eyther to Zant, Corsica or
Leghorne. The premisses this deponent knoweth to bee true by the common and
generall aććompt of Mariners, and by his experience in those seas wherein
he hath made severall voyages. And otherwise hee ćannot depose.
To the 16th. and 17th: articles he saith he hath little skill in the steeving of woolls
but hath seene woolls steeved in other mens shipps att Alicant and Smirna
and did observe that they did lay and steeve about 16 or 18 baggs a day And
further he ćannot depose for the reason aforesayd
To the last he saith his deposition is true
Upon the rest he is not examined by direction of the Producent
To the Crosse Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first he saith he comes to be a witnes in this cause att the request of Mr ffooke and
Mr Chowne; and he is noe way concerned in the sayd Cause. And further otherwise
than negatively cannot answer
To the second he saith he never was att Ciprus steeving woolls. And otherwise hee
To the third he saith he never made Ciprus his last Port homewards. and beleiveth
it is usuall for shipps bound for London from Ciprus to goe to Zant unlesse
there be order given to that purpose by the principalls. And further he ćannot
To the 4th he saith he doth not know the Thomas Bonadventure nor can further
ánswer for the reasons aforesayd.
To the 5th. he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.
To the .6th. he saith he knoweth of noe such usage in the streights as is here
interrogated. neither did he this Rendent. after his shipp hath bene ready ever
stay for Company without direction so to doe from his principalls.
To the 7th. he saith there is noe way for a shipp from Ciprus to England but
by the Streights mouth. and in case the Thomas Bonadventure came from Ciprus
to England he is confident she came that way. And there is noe doubt but that
it often happens that shipps sayling from the Road of Salina meet with crosse
and contrary winds so as they cannot hold the direct Course, but must and
doe sayle this way and that way as they may to gett advantage of wind. And he
saith that in turning to and fro the whole traverse may happen to be or
contayne one hundred or more leagues more than the Course in a direct
lyne when the wind is favourable, howbeit he saith the sayd traverse may
and ought to be made as neere the direct line as may be and never to exceed
six eight or ten leagues or thereabouts from the latitude which is direct to the intent that when the wind proves good the shipp
may still be in her ready way homewards to take advantage of it, which if
she sayle and hundred or more leagues from the direct Course she cannot doe, [#]
[#] neither is it usuall for
shipps to sayle so farr
from their direct
And otherwise he ćannot depose.
To the 8th. he saith that it ćannot happen as he beleiveth by any wind that the
Course from Ciprus to Corsica and so to the Streights mouth can be as quick a
passage as any other way. And further otherwise than negatively he