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seaven hundred pounds lawfull money of England, which they might
in this deponents Judgement have clearly benefitted in the transport=
ation of their goods and merchandises remaining in Virginia to this
port of London, And beleeveth in conscience, that the Master and
Mariners of the said shipp and the Losse of their Cloathes, goods,
necessaries and wages have suffered losse and dammage (,the Losse
of their time therin comprised) to the summe or valew of fifteene
hundred pounds sterling or thereabouts. And further or otherwise
to this article hee cannot depose:-/

To the Last hee saith, hee cannot of his owne knowledge depose any thing
as to the Contents of this article, saving hee verily beeleveth the Owners
of the said shipp Sarah and of the Negroes therein laden, and of the
Master and Mariners of the said shipp in the Losse of their Cloathes
necessaries goods and wages, to have beene all of them exceedingly
damnified, but to what summe or valew hee saith his Judgement doth
not extend./.

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin:-/



The 10th day of March 1656:-

Examined upon the said allegation.

Rp. 3.us/

Anthony Fell of East-Smithfield in the parish of
White Chappell in the County of Middlesex Grocer late Purser of the shipp
the Sarah, whereof Arthur Perkins was Master
aged 23. yeares or thereabouts a Wittnesse sworne
before the Judges of the said High Court of Admiraltie
of England saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee this
deponent well knoweth the shipp the Sarah arlate, and first came
to knowe her in the moneth of January which was in the yeare
1655. English style, And having served as Purser in and aboard her
the Voiage in question hee well knoweth That Thomas Thompson
Captaine Wildy and Companie Merchants of London ever
since the time predeposed were and still ought to bee the true and
lawfull Owners and Proprietors of the said shipp the Sarah, and of
her tackle apparrell and furniture, and alsoe well knoweth that
the arlate Robert Lewellin alsoe Merchant of this City of London
was the freightor of the said shipp the Sarah from this Port of
London to the proceed upon a Voiage to the parts of Guinney, and
thense to the Barbadoes, and soe to retourne to London: Which hee
affirmeth being constituted Purser of the said shipp for the voiage aforesayd
by the said Mr. Lewellin the said shipps sole freighter and
imployer. And further to this article hee cannot depose

To the second hee saith, That hee canot of his owne knowledge
depose any thing thereunto, having never knowne nor seene the
shipp Rappahannacke arlate, till after the time of her seizure
hereafter deduced./