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Hope (shee sinkeing neere the shoare in the Roade called Rio Grande where
the sayd Portugueses first sett upon and fought with the sayd shipp hope and [?XX GUTTER]
take out of the sayd shipp the hope thirty sixe negroes and severall other Merchan=
dizes as linnen cloath, wollen cloath, wines, strong waters, and a great quantitie
of Iron, and likewise seized upon and tooke the mayne maste and all of
the masts sayles rigging Anchors Cables and one gunne belonging to the
shipp hope and carried them awaie with them, togeather with the sayd ladeing and the sayd 36 Negroes and this deponent [?and GUTTER]
seaven or eight more of the sayd Shipps company to a little towne or
village belonging to Cacheow in Guinney and inhabitanted by P[?ortugueses GUTTER]
and Governed by a Governour of the King of Portugall, where they kept this
deponent prisoner for the space of eight moneths, in which tyme divers of
other prisoners of the hopes Company dyed there, And further saving his former
examination whereto hee referreth him selfe hee cannot depose./.

Repeated before Collonel Cock

Cornelius Rawlins [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 12th day of August 1656 [CENTRE HEADING]

A busines of examination of wittnesses concerning}
the shipp to Peacock taken for perpetuall remembrance}
of the matter upon certaine Interrogatories ministred}
on the behalfe of Antonio ffernandez Caravaiall: Smith}

Examined upon Interrogatories on the behalfe of
the sayd Antonio ffernandez Caravaiall./

dt Smith


William Pestell of Ratcliff in the County
of Middlesex. Mariner Master of the shipp the P[[?eacocke] GUTTER]
aged thirty fower yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne
before the Right Worshipfull Charles George Cock one of the
Judges of the high Court of Admiralty saith and deposeth
as followeth videlicet

To the Interrogatorie hee saith that hee hath knowne the shipp Peacocke Interrate
for these two moneths last past during which tyme hee hath bin Master of her and
was soe made Master of her in holland by Lewis da Esgoterras the [?Correspondent]
of the Interrogant Mr ffernandez and was since confirmed Master of her by the
sayd Mr ffernandez And saith that of his this deponents knowledge the sayd [?shipp]
was bought at Amsterdam in holland for the summe of thirteene thousand [?XXX]
hundred guilders or thereabouts this deponent and the sayd Esgotheres [?made]
the bargaine about buying the sayd shipp and this deponent paying [?XXXX]
the money for the same And hee saith that the sayd shipp was bought [?by]
this deponent and the sayd Esgoterres in the presence of one fferdinando Ma[?rkXX]
Correspondent also of the sayd Mr ffernandez Caravaiall for the sole [?XXXX]
Accompt of him this deponent and the sayd Mr ffernandez Caravaiall [?XXX]
and noe others, are the true and sole Owners and of the sayd Shipp and
tackle apparell and furniture, and this deponent is well assured that noe
strangers or foreigners have any parte or share therein but the same doth
belonge to the sayd Mr ffernandez and this deponent and is only upon [?their XXX]
And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot depose/



The same day./ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd Interrogatorie/

dt Smith

2 us

Lewis da Esgoterres of Amsterdam in holland [?Merchant]
aged thirty sixe yeares or therabouts sworne before [?the XXXX]
Judge saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the sayd Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth That he well [?knoweth]