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The 17th of August 1654 (sic). [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of Rowland hill, humphrey hill,}
and other English merchants, owners of the shipp}
the hopegood (John heyward master)}

John Heyward of Wapping Mariner
aged 40 yeeres or thereabouts late
commander of the said shipp the
hopegood sworne before the right worshipfull doctor
Walker and the rest of the Commissioners in the
Portugal businesse and examined upon certaine
Interrogatories ministred on the behalfe of the said
owners, saith and deposeth as followeth, videlicet

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that hee this
exáminate was Commander of the said shipp the hopegood at such
time as shee was seized by the Portugueses (as is hereafter mentioned)
And saith that Rowland hill, humphrey hill, John hill and other
English marchants of London were then the true and lawfull owners and
proprietors of the said shipp and of her tackle and furniture and
for such commonly accompted, which hee knoweth being then commander
of her as aforesaid.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that the said
shipp in or about the moneth of August 1650 at Newfound land
tooke in her lading of ffish, and set saile about the end
of the said moneth for Port a Port in Portugall, where shee
arived with her said lading on the thirteenth of October 1650 old
stile, and that on the same day of and after her said arivall, the
said shipp with her said lading of ffish were at Port a Port
seized upon by the king of Portugalls officers, and the same
day alsoe this deponent and all his company were by the said
officers turned and taken out of the said shipp and imprisoned
in the Castle there by the said officers of the king of Portugall.

To the third hee saith that the names of his this deponents mariners
were John ffowler who was imprisoned
tenn monethes and upwards, and by the chardges thereof and the losse of
his wages and otherwise hee the said ffowler hath suffered losse and
damage to the summe of twenty pounds sterlinge, whereof there is
seaventeene pounds due to him for wages. Nathaniel Jay, who was
imprisoned five monethes and hath suffered losse and dammage by the
said seizure and imprisonment twelve pounds sterling, whereof 9 li
for wages. Walter Bickford who was imprisoned two monethes, and
hath suffered losse and dammage 15 li sterling, whereof
10 li 15 s for wages. Peter Bartlet this deponents mate who was
imprisoned tenn monethes who in wages, clothes and Instruments hath
sustained dammage 45 li sterling, whereof for wages 38 li - 5 s.
harry Lane who was imprisoned tenn monethes, hath in wages, tooles
(being Carpenter) and clothes, and losse of
fish which hee had aboard to the quantitie of five quintells and a halfe)
sustained dammage 47 li sterling, whereof his wages come to 32 li 6 s
Samuel Parnell, who was detained prisoner tenn monethes and hath
suffered dammage in wages and clothes [?XXX] [?chardges] 27 li 15 s sterling
whereof for wages 22 li 12 s. and Robert Thompson who was imprisoned