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To the fourth hee saith that hee this deponent had not in the
27th and 28th dayes of ffebruary last past or either of them in or at the
time of making the attachement interrogated any goods, wares.
merchandizes, bills of exchange, moneys or other goods or effects
whatsoever in his this deponents hands, custody, possession or disposall
belonging to the effects of the said ffrancis fford deceased.


Repeated before doctor Godolphin


The 11th of March 1655.

ffrederick against keate and Jennings.}

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation

Rp. 6.

Captaine Bryan Harrison of Wapping in the
County of Middlesex Mariner, aged 67 yeeres
or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the fifth article hee saith and deposeth that the direct way of sailing
to come from Salina Roade of Cyprus to London is to come to the
Streights mouth, and that hee saith is publique and notorious, which hee
knoweth having for many yeeres used the voyage of the Streights as a
mariner, and bin severall times at Salina Roade, and come from
thence to London:

To the sixth article hee saith and deposeth that in case George hughes
had sailed the Thomas Bonadventure either from Salina Roade aforesaid
directly to the Streights mouth, or if hee had sailed directly from
Zant to the Streights mouth, hee had not come to Corsica, and which
hee knoweth being acquainted very well with the course of sailing in
all those places and parts, which hee hath long frequented, And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the seaventh article hee saith that the direct way to saile from
Salina Roade of Cyprus to the Streights mouth is 645 leagues or
thereabouts and not above, and that to goe from Salina Roade aforesaid
to Zant and soe to the Streights mouth is 17 leagues or thereabouts out of
the right and nearest way of sailing from Salina Roade to the Streights
mouth, which hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid.

To the eighth hee saith that from Zant to saile directly to the Streights
mouth is about 400 leagues, and to take Corsica the way is
about 90 leagues out of the right
and direct course of sailing from Zant to the Streights mouth is
further by 10 or 15 or thereabouts than to saile from
Corsica to the Streights mouth yeelding a reason of his knowledge as

To the nineth hee saith that from Salina Roade to saile to the Streights
mouth and to goe to Zant and then to Corsica by the way is about
750 leagues which is about 105 leagues out of the direct
and neerest way of sailing from Cyprus to the Streights mouth,
which hee knoweth from the reasons aforesaid. And further cannot depose.

To the sixteenth and 17 articles hee saith that the way and manner of steeving
Cotton wools is to lay a certaine number of baggs underneath and as
many on the topp of them, and then to steeve in betweene them: and saith