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brandewines, but what papers or writings were found aboard her hee
saith hee knowth not./

To the 4th hee saith, hee knoweth nothing thereof./

To the 5th hee saith, the said shipp fortune was seized and taken by the said
English friggat about a league from the English shoare, shee being not
then under the Command of English fort or Castle, nor within shott of any
Englishman of warr lying in or neere the downes for the defense and
service of this Commonwealth./

To the 6th hee saith, That the said two french men of warr never deserted
the pursuite of the said shipp ffortune, till shee was by the English
frigatts Companie seized as aforesaid, which was about a league from
the English coast according to this deponents judgement, but not within
the Command of any such fort Castle or shipp as is interrate./

piere 4 [MARKE] rousel [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 25th day of February 1655 (sic)/ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the said Allegation:-/

Rp. 4us

Charles Anquestil of Callice in ffrance Mariner and
Gunner of the said shipp the Mary Royall aged
40: yeares or thereabouts a Wittnesse sworne and examined
saith as followeth videlicet:-/

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee well
knoweth the shipp the golden Eagle arlate, and hath so knowne her for
about two yeares and a half last past during which time shee hath been a man of
warr constantly belonging to the Port of Callice under the Command of
the arlate Captaine John Bennard of Callice, And saith hee hath
knowne the shipp the Mary Royall as hereof the arlate John Coverure
was and is Captaine for about 8. yeares last past belonging also to the said
Port of Callice and hath sewall warlike voiages in that time beene
and served aboard her as Gunner, and saith that both the said Vessells
belong to the Count of Charrott Governour of Callice ánd others Burghers
there, Armourers and Victuallers of the said shipps. hee also saith That of his
this deponents certaine knowledge the said shipps have made sewall voiages
in Companie each of other upon warlike employments against the enemies
of the Crowne of ffrance, being thereunto commissionated and authorized
by the Duke of Vandome Grand Admirall of ffrance, and particularly
this deponent in the quality aforesaid served in and aboard the said shipp
the Goulden Eagle, whereupon they sett out from Callice upon the
26th day of January Last new style, And further saving his subsequent
deposition cannot depose./

To the 2d. Article of the said Allegation hee saith, That upon the 30th day
of January last past according to the new stayle or style of ffrance, the
said two men of warr being in Companie at Sea upon such their warlike
employment espyed the shipp the ffortune in Controversy sayleing neere
unto the french Coast about the Distance of one league and a half
from the Cape of Griniay, being the direct way which shipps bound from
the Ports of ffrance for fflanders doe usually steere, especially in times of
hostility betwixt the English and Spaniards, expressly to avoyd the English
And saith, That having espied the said shipp ffortune the said two french
men of warr under their french Colours respectively gave chase unto her