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and Lastly saith that the English mariners belonging to the
sayd shipp. (not reckoning the sayd Captaine Hardidge his two servants)
and this deponent and their losses) being about ten persons
in number in losse of their Clothes. goods and tymes, (over and
besides their particular negers and teeth aforesayd) suffered
dammage in this deponents judgment the summe of five
hundred pounds sterling. And otherwise knoweth not.

Recognis coram Com:rÿs

William Marshall [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The xxxth. day of July. 1654.

Examined upon the sayd allegation:-.


ffrancis Hurdidge of Wapping in the County of Middlesex
Mariner late master and Commander of the sayd shipp the Mary and John
aged 53. yeares, or thereabouts a witnesse sworne before
the sayd Commissioners and examined deposeth and saith as
followeth. videlicet

To the first article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith, that in and
during the yeares 1648. 1649. 1650. and 1651. and monethes therein
respectively, the arlate Thomas Adams Thomas Hollis Thomas Briggs and
Company were the true and lawfull Owners of the sayd shipp the Mary
and John and of her tackle apparell and furniture and so aććounted
which he knoweth being Captaine or Comander of the sayd vessell for
all the tyme aforesayd for and on the behalfe of his sayd Owners. And
further deposeth not.

To the 2. article of the sayd allegation; This deponent saith that he was in
the month of March 1648. English stile att Lisbon in Portugall, and
then lett out a good part of the sayd shipp to Portugall merchants to
Angola. and about or before the moneth of June, 1649 obteyned a
license from the King of Portugall to sayle the sayd shipp to the Maderas
Angola and Brazill and back to Lisbon. in which month of June
this deponent set sayle from Lisbon upon the sayd voyage and arrived
att Angola with his sayd shipp in Aprill 1659 (sic). and there the Governour
of that place imprisoned this deponent and according to a price
hereafter mentioned sett out and imployed the sayd shipp in the
service of the King of Portugall as a man of warr, and kept the
sayd shipp in such imployment about the space of four monthes
the premisses he knoweth to be true for the reasons aforesayd. And
further deposeth not.

To the third article he saith that the sayd Governour of Angola did promise and agree
to pay unto this deponent for the service of his sayd shipp in the sayd
warlike ymployment in peeces of India, after the rate of six
hundred millres per moneth for every moneth that the sayd shipp
should be and continue in such imployment. But the sayd Governour
did not make payment aććording to his promises. but forced
this deponent to aććept of a great part thereof, in man[?c]omentos that
is meate made of the rootes of trees, being food for Negroes. In
[?B]awnoes that is to say money made of mattes or straw; and in salt, and
other payments in which regard the Owners of the sayd shipp did loose and were
endammaged to the summe or value of five hundred millres. And
further deposeth not.