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The 4th day of March 1656:-/ [CENTRE HEADING]

A business of Examination of Wittnesses on the behalf}
of John Jeffreys. Thomas Colclough and Company}
Owners and imployers of the shipp the Rappahannack}
whereof Thomas Clarke was Master and her tackle}
furniture and lading, And of Humfrey Beane and}
Companie Owners of the shipp the Sarah, whereof}
Lewellin and Companie Owners of the goods in the same}
against John Scroall Captaine and Commander}
of the shipp the Mary of Amsterdam and the}
Unicorne of Middleburgh and against. [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT]}
Vandergoose and [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] Coymans and all others}
Owners of the said shipps in particular and all others}
in generall et cetera Smith}

Examined upon an Allega=
tion on the behalf of the said
John Jeffreys, Colclough
Beane, Lewellin and others

Rp. 1

Thomas Clarke of
Rederhithe or Redriffe in the
County of Surrey late
Master and Commander of
the said shipp the Rappahannack
aged 42. yeares of thereabouts
sworne in Court and examined
saith as followeth-

Rp. 1

To the first Article of the said Allogation hee saith that in the moneths
of Aprill May June July august and September last past in the
yeare 1656. arlate, the arlate John Jefferies, Thomas Colclough
and Companie Merchants of this Citie of London were and at this
present ought to bee the true and lawfull Owners and Proprietors
of the shipp the Rappahannacke arlate, and of her Tackle apparrell
and furniture, and for and as such they the said Jeffereys Colclough
and Companie were and are generally accompted reputed and taken
the premisses hee this deponent saith, hee well knoweth, for that hee was
for all the time predeposed and for severall moneths preceding the
same, and till the time of the seizure hereafter deduced, Master and
Commander of the said shipp, and was soe constituted appointed and
made by the said John Jeffereys Thomas Colclough and Companie
in the quality of the Lawfull Proprietors thereof as aforesaid
hee further saith, that the arlate humphrey Beane and
Companie also Merchants of this Citie were the true and Lawfull
Owners of the arlate shipp the Sarah whereof Arthur Perkins was
Master, as this deponent hath received from common and credible report
touching the said proprietie; And saith this deponent hath alsoe credibly
heard by and from the said Arthur Perkins that the arlate Robert
Lewellin alsoe Merchant of London had freighted the said shipp
Sarah for or upon a voyage from London to Guiney and from thence
to Barbadoes and Virginia and from thence to London, in which voyage
the said shipp was surprized and seized as hereafter shall bee
deduced. And further to this Article hee cannot depose:

To the second Article hee saith; that in or about the moneth of
december, which was in the yeare 1655. the said John Jeffreys