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there were laden and put aboard the shipp the Virgin Mary and
All Saints of Cartagena the voyage in question at Cartagena aforesaid
about foure hundred other potacoes of tobaccoe, all which came and
were brought in the shipp from Cartagena, and were aboard her
at the time of the seizure by the frigate of this Commonwealth
and were brought to England, all which hee knoweth
being present and seeing the lading of the said tobaccoes, and
comming therewith in the said shipp and being brought up into
the Downes in the man of warr in company of the said prize. And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second hee saith that at the time of the lading of all the
foresaid potacoes of tobaccoe, aswell the fourtie nine aforesaid
as the fower hundred or thereabouts predeposed, were all marked
with visible and apparent marked of his sight and knowledge,
and there were not any laden without marke, And otherwise
hee cannot depose, saving hee tooke notice that they were soe
marked, and saw entrie thereof made in the boatswaines booke.

To the third hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that the markes with which all
the said Potaccoes of tobacco were marked at the time of the said
lading aforesaid, were made upon a peece of
canvas about the bignes of a mans hand, sewed or stitched
with thredd unto the Potaccoes,
, of this deponents
knowledge taking notice thereof at the time of the lading, and
comming along with them, And otherwise hee cannot depose
not being present at the deliverie arlate./

To the fifth hee cannot depose.
Upon the rest hee is not exámined by direction of the producents

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee was present at the lading of all
the potaccoes of tobacco that were as aforesaid laden aboard the
said shipp, and there were none laded but what were viewed
by him, hee being assistant to the Captaine of the shipp, and
overseeing the busines of the lading thereof, and taking notice
of the entrie thereof in the boatswaines booke with the markes and

To the second and third and fourth hee saith there were nine potaccoes of tobaccoes laden aboard
the said shipp but what were marked, and had markes on them
at the time of the said lading, and otherwise hee cannot
answere, (not being present at the unlading) saving that [every GUTTER]
of the potaccoes laden aboard, was at the time of such lading

To the fifth and 6th hee saith the said peeces of



Maidstone ffrigott/frigate

PROB 11/267/130 Will of Robert Stringer, late Company of the Maidstone Frigate in the Service of this Commonwealth at Sea 24 August 1657
PROB 11/273/207 Will of Thomas Adams, Captain late Commander of the Maidstone Frigate 11 February 1658