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To the fourth Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that hee did
not speake with the said Goulding at Sandwich, hee being as this
deponent understood, gonne with the said shipp from the downes for fflushing and
the tuesday next before such the said comming downe to Sandwich,
And saith this deponent demanded only his charges for going after the said [?Goulding] but
the said Greene and Odway not inclining thereto, there was
noe mention of any sume for his voyage after him, And
otherwise hee cannot answer.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

William Hammond [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 27th of Aprill 1657. [CENTRE HEADING]

On behalfe of his highnesse}
the Lord Protector touching}
the Virgin Mary prize}

dt. Rowe

Alexander ffrathey late master of the yarmouth
frigot whereof Captaine Marke was or is commander
aged 50 yeares or thereabouts sworne before the right
Worshipfull John Godolphin doctor of lawes one of the
Judges of the high Court of the Admiralty saith
as followeth.

That on or about the eleaventh day of this instant Aprill 165[?7]
the said yarmouth frigot met with and tooke a Spanish prize
called the Virgin Mary about fourteene leagues
off the North Cape of Galicia as shee was comming from the West Indies
bound for the coast of Spaine, and afterwards brought her
for the downes, And saith that on the said day of her said
seizure, the said Captaine Marke tooke out of her
and brought aboard the yarmouth frigot tenn chests, the
contents whereof hee knoweth not, saving one of them hee
sawe opened and to containe bundles of white rawe silke,
or silke [?XXXXght], which tenn chests after they had remained
an howere or two on the deck of the said frigot, the said
Captaine tooke them into his cabbin. And saith that the next
day after the said Captaine went againe in the afternoone
aboard the said prize accompanied by with James English
a midshipp man of the said frigot, and as the said James the same
night or the next day informed this deponent tooke out of her
before the maine mast eleaven chests more into his disposall, and presently
aboard the prize before their bringing thence stowed the [?locks] [?of]
five of them and disposed of the contents of them, (amongst which
contents the said English said there was plate) and soe left the
emptie chests there, and that hee gave another chest with what
was therein to his lieutenant and brought the other five aboard
the frigot and put them into his store roome, and tooke them [?or ?XX]
[?canister] of tobaccoe out of the hold of the prize and gave to his
clarke. And saith that two or three dayes after the said seizure
[the GUTTER]

the Spanish captaine of the said Prize being in this deponents cabbin aboard the said frigot
and this deponent asking and discoursing with him about her lading, the said Captaine
in the presence of Charles Aston Gunner of the said frigot said [?were]
six rich chests downe in the hold [?abaft] her main mast, and two truncks,
and that in one of the said truncks there were thirty two pounds of gold

Alexander ffrathy [SIGNATURE, IN LH MARGIN]