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the Barbados before her goeing thence to Virginia/
to the last hee cannot answere for that hee left the sayd shipp the
Anne at the Barbados as aforesayd/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

James Mansfield [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 27th of ffebruary 1656/ [CENTRE HEADING]

A business of Ensurance touching a losse of}
goods in the shipp the Blessing of London}

Examined upon Interrogatories ministred on
the behalfe of donning Vaz de Britto of London

[Perera dt.]


Joseph Soon of the parish of Saint Mary Magdalen
Bermondsey Mariner Master of the shipp the Blessing
of London aged thirty three yeares or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne before the right worshipfull John Godolphin doctor
of lawes and of the Judges of the high court of Admiralty
saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee this deponent is the Interrogate
Joseph Soone and well knoweth the shipp the Blessing interrogate and was
Master of her during the voyage Interrogate which was a voyage to bee
made from Roane in ffrance to all or any of the Canarie Islands and
goe first to Garachico one of the harbours of the Canarie Islands
and thence to other of the Canarie Islands as occasion of freight required
which voyage hee saith hee this deponent with the sayd shipp began and departed
thereupon from Roane the first day of March one thousand five hundred fifty

To the 2 and third hee saith that there were laden and aboard the sayd shipp at Roane
before her departure there that voyage by the Interrogate [?XXXXXimo] and Manuell Gomez Pessou for account
of the Interrogant Vaz de Britto fifteene bales of linnen Cloath and
fower hundred of deale boards and there were also there laden aboard
the sayd shipp that voyage by Manoell Swares twenty bales of fine linnen
Cloath and a Peece of Scarlett and one trunck with hatts therein but
whether the sayd de Britto were
concerned in the sayd goods laden by the sayd Swares hee knoweth
not, all which goods soe laden this deponent signed bills of ladeing
for and was to transport thm to the Canarie Islands the sayd voyage
but the markes and numbers of any of the goods so laden hee doth not
now remember, his bookes wherein entries of the markes and numbers
of them were made being taken away by these who surprized the sayd
shipp in her sayd voyage./

To the last hee saith that the sayd shipp being departed from Roane and
upon her voyage toward the Canaries with the sayd ladeing on board was about the North Cape upon
the Coast of Portugall upon the high and upon sea
both shee and her sayd ladeing surprized by [?three] Sally men of warr
who after this deponent had mainteyned fight with them soe longe as
hee Could did surprize her and her ladeing and carried her and her ladeing
away as prize to Sally and deteyned the same without any satisfaction made to the Owner soe farr as hee knoweth and carried away this deponent
and all the sayd shipps Company to Sally where they sold this