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and this deponent was present at the said buying and selling and was
a witnes to the bargaine, and to payment of a good part of the money agreed on by the said John legg and John
Downer to the said Stephen keech
and since hee hath heard the said Stephen keech acknowledge that they have
fully paid and satisfied the rest unto him according to agreement

Rowland Searchfeild [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 17th of March 1656.

On the behalfe of Robert Lucas and}
others touching a losse in the Teneriff}
Merchant, in a busines of Assurance.}

Rp. X X Cop. .1.

Francis Robinson of the parish of Saint Buttolph without
Bishopsgate London Merchant, aged 36 yeares or
thereabouts sworne before the right Worshippfull John Godolphin
Doctor of Lawes one of the Judges of the high Court
of the Admiraltie and exámined upon certaine Interrogatories
ministred on the behalfe of the said Robert Lucas and
others saith as followeth.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth the producents
Robert Lucas, John Ladd, henry James and Charles Rich, and likewise
well knew the shipp the Teneriffe Merchant arlate.

To the second hee saith that in or about the beginning of January last past
there were put and laden aboard the shipp the Teneriff Merchant arlate at
the Isle of Wight sixtie eight horses and some hoopes and other goods by John
Ladd aforesaid, for account of himselfe and company namely the said Robert Lucas
henry James and Charles Rich, and alsoe of ffrancis [?Sens] and hugh Powell, all
which six persons in company were commonly accounted owners of the said horses
and goods, and were all (saving the said Lucas and Rich) present at some of˺ the said lading,
and they were all six owners thereof˺ in equall shares (as hee understood) soe that foure shares
or parts of the said horses and goods were belonging to the said Robert Lucas, henry james,
John Ladd and Charles Rich, all which hee knoweth being then and there present
and seeing the said imbarquing and lading aboard the said shipp, whereon hee imbarqued himselfe {as}
passenger for the Barbada's. And otherwise hee cannot depose, not coming aboar{d}
till her comming to the Ile of Wight.

To the third and fourth Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that after the said imbar{quing}
and lading the said horses and goods at the Ile of Wight, the said shipp on or abo{ut}
the nineth of January last departed therewith and prosecuted her voyage directly
for the Barbad'as, whereunto shee was bound, but comming in her said course
about fourtie leagues west ward of the land of England, shee was on or about
the twelveth of the said moneth met with set upon and by force seized and taken
by an Ostend man of warr (Anthony [?Suip] commander) after firing severall gunns
upon the Teneriff Merchant, and killing her master [XX XXXXX] and a passenger, and xi [ROMAN NUMERALS] wounded and with
her horses that were living and all her other lading shee was by the said man of warr carried
to Passaga in the Bay of Biscay in the king of Spaines dominion, and
at the Court of Saint Sebastians the said shipp, such of the said horses as were living and other goods were proceeded against
and made prize and confiscate unto the takers, and saith the same were and
are utterly lost to the said Lucas and company, without any manner of satifaction
for the same, All which hee knoweth, seeing the premisses soe donne being carried
to Passaga in her. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

ffra: Robinson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]