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To the 5th hee saith saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot
answere hee being noe Sea man not heareing the interrogate Cowse use
any perswasions to the effect Interrogate./

To the 6th hee knoweth not what to beleeve in the case
Interrogate by reason hee is not experienced in sea affayres and further
saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere./

To the 7th hee saith that while the sayd shipp was at Virginia there was
some want of victualls in the sayd shipp to furnish her to
goe either back for the Barbadoes or for London and alsoe for present spending and thereupon some wynes,
with sugars and other things were sold to fitt and furnish her with victualls
for present spending and for her voyage to London And further hee cannot answere./

To the 8th saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/



The 17th of January 1656/ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation/

Rp. 3us

Thomas Yeomans of Saint Katherines Neere the Tower London
Mariner Gunner of the shipp the Anne of London aged 34 yeares
or thereabouts a witnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first article the sayd allegation hee saith for that hee was not
present at the treatie or hyring in this article mentioned hee cannot depose
to the contents thereof saving his following deposition./

To the 2 hee saith that hee this deponent went Gunner of the shipp the Anne
of London the voyage in question and knoweth that about the latter end of October
1654 the sayd shipp sett sayle from Gravesend bound for Porto Port in Portugall
with severall goods and Merchandizes aboard her and came safely to the
Coast of Portuagll and about the twelfth of November 1654 and there beate up and
downe two and fro about the space of two dayes with good weather to looke for
the sayd Port and the sayd Jeggles having found the Port of Porto Port confessed and acknowledged aboard before this deponent and his
precontests John Prentice and John Thomas) acknowledging that hee had never
bin there but onse, and that many yeares before the voyage in question, and that
hee was not well acquainted with the barr of the sayd harbour of Porto Port for that the barr did often alter as wynde and weather occasioned and
therefore had durst not adventure in without helpe of a pylott, And hee saith that
to that purpose the sayd Jeggles in the tyme hee beate soe up and downe at sea
neere the Port of Porto Port did fire three gunnes the first day and two the next
to cause some Pilott to come aboarde, hee having espied some ffishermen upon
the Coast, but the ffishermen (as hee beleeveth being fearfull that the sayd Jeggles
his shipp had bin a Turkes man of warr) durst not come up) nor did come up to
the sayd Jeggles whereupon noe pilott comming the sayd Jeggles stood off to
sea and after the sayd two dayes ill weather Comming the sayd Jeggles his shipp
was by the stresse thereof driven Southward as farr as the Burlings betweene
Porto Port and Lisbone and then for want of a Pylott and alsoe by stresse of weather
was forced to put into Lisbane which is about forty five leagues from Porto Port