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To the thirteenth hee saith hee cannot depose.

To the 14th hee cannot depose.

To the 15th hee cannot depose.

To the 16th hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.

To the 17th hee saith that the said James Bridgman Thomas
Preston and company owners of the said shipp were to have had and
received for freight of this said shipp the said voyage to the coast of
Guinney, thence to the East India's thence to dantzike (sic) (whether
shee was to have gonne from the East Indas in case shee could goe the [?XXXXX] of the [?wester] Islands by the last of August next and thence to London
the summe of three thousand pounds sterling or thereabouts,
and soe much the same would have amounted unto upon the
said shipps arivall in this port.

To the last hee saith that the said shipp the Lyon and Providence
and her tackle apparell and furniture with her provisions
on board her at the said time of their said surprizall and
seizure, were worth the summe of five and twenty hundred pounds sterling
in this deponents estimation:-

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.



The seaventh of March 1656. [CENTRE HEADING]

Exámined upon the fore said allegation.

Rp. 4

Richard Maxwell of Crutched ffryeres London Merchant
aged 24 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined

To the first article hee saith the producents James Bridgeman and
Thomas Preston and company were the time arlate the true and
lawfull owners and proprietors of the shipp the Lyon and Providence
arlate and for such commonly accounted.

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that about thirteene
monethes since the said shipp was set out and proceeded from this
port of London on a voyage for the coast of Guiney, thense for the
parts of East India, and thense (in case shee could in her retourne
come to the height of the wester Islands betwixt Aprill and August
now next comming) shee was to goe for dantzicke and thence to come
for London, and all this on a trading voyage, and that the articulate
Alderman William Thomson and Maurice Thomson tooke an hundred
and fiftie tonnes of the said shipp to freight for the said voyage, and
did in this port upon their tonnage lade a good quantitie of
Marchandize to the full complamant of their said tonnage, consisting
in iron, Silesia linnens, sheets, knives and other commodities, to be
carried on the coast of Guiney and there to be sold and bartered away for
gold, and the said shipp arived (therewith at Carmantine where the
same were bartered away accordingly, which hee knoweth because hee
this deponent went their factor in the said shipp.

To the third article hee saith and deposeth that the said voyage this
deponent factor aforesaid of the said Alderman and Maurice Thomson
did at Cormantine upon barter for the said exported goods, take
and receive aboard the said shipp to and for their use and account