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The 23th day of February .1655:Examined upon
the said Allegation:/

Rp. 2us/

Noah Tilloué of Callice in ffrance Mariner Master
of the said shipp the Royall Mary aged 33. years
or thereabouts a Wittnes sworne and examined
saith as followeth./

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee hath well knowne
the ship the Goulden Eagle arlate for about three yeares last past
for and during all which time shee hath constantly belonged to the Port of
Callice in France, and hath under the commaund of the arlate John [?Bennard GUTTER]
her Captaine made severall warlike voyages to sea by order of the Count
of Charrot Governour of Callice, and of the reste of her Owners Burghers
and inhabitants there. And saith hee hath knowne the ship the Royal
Marie, (whereof the arlate John Coverure was and is Captaine) belong:
ing to the said Port of Callice for about 18. yeares last past, and
that the said Count de Charrot for severall yeares Last past hath bin and
generally is reputed the principall Owner thereof. hee further saith, That
upon the 26th day of february last french style, the said shipps sett forth
in Companie from Callice upon a Warlike employment against the shipps and
goods of the subjects of the king of Spaine, being thereinto commissionated
by the Duke of Vandosms grand Admirall of ffrance, this deponent having
severall times seene the Commission of the said Mary Royall aboard her during
her said last expedition, and having heard some of the Officers of the said
shipp Goulden Eagle affirme, That they had the like Commisson, And saith
hee hath bin Master of the said Royall Mary for about two yeares and
a half and particularly in her last Voiage aforesaid, And further cannot

To the second article of the said Allegation hee saith, That the said two men
of warr being at Sea in Companie commissionated upon a warlike employment
as aforesaid, did upon the 30th Day of January last past according to the style
of ffrance meet with the shipp the fortune arlate, whereof one
daniel Egertson was Master about a league and a half from the french
Coast neere the Cape of Grinay, shee being Laden with french wynes
and other goods, and bound directly according to the Course shee then shaped
for dunquirke or some other of the king of Spaines ports in fflanders
and that the said shipp fortune being pursued by the said two frenchmen
of warr bearing the Colours of ffrance for the space of about 6. howers
shee made all possible sayle and endeavour to escape from them, and made
towards the English coast, during which flight and pursuite the said
two frenchmen of warr discharged six or seaven peeces of Ordnance
with bullets at the said shipp fortune. The premisses hee well knoweth
for that hee was Master of the said shipp the Mary Royall as aforesaid
and in Companie with the said shipp the Golden Eagle at such time as
they first espyed and during the whole chase predeposed./

To the third hee saith, That the Master and Companie of the said shipp the
fortune, perceiving, (as appeared to this deponent and Contests aboard the said
frenchmen of warr) that they could not avoyd their imminent seizure
by the french, did steere their Course for England, intending to recover the
protection of the English shipps or forts, the said frenchmen of warr
still pursueing the said shipp fortune, and comeing so close up with her
that they were ready and resolved to have boarded and taken her, att all
which this deponent in the quality aforesaid was present, And further cannot

To the fourth article hee saith, That whilest the two said two frenchmen of warr
pursued the said shipp fortune and shott at her, one of the frigats in the
immediate service of this Commonwealth being at anchor in the roade of dover,
weighed anchor and made up to the said shipp fortune and to the two
frenchmen of warr which were in pursuite of her, and came up with them