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The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Rp. 2.

Thomas Hicks of London ffishmonger, aged 39 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne before the right worshippfull doctor Godolphin and
examined as aforesaid.

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

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that there were imbarqued and laden
aboard the said shipp at her last being in the Ile of Wight about the
beginning of January last by the said John Ladd for account of himselfe
and company namely Robert Lucas, Charles Rich, henry James, ffrancis
[?Sone] and hugh Powell, sixtie eight horses or thereabouts, and that the
said sixe persons were owners in equall shares of the said horses, and saith
there were foure hogsheads of sh[?eer]s and other goods alsoe laden aboard the
said shipp but for whose account the said sheres and goods were hee knoweth
not, the premisses touching such proprietie in the said horses hee knoweth
because hee this deponent was imployed in taking and keeping the account
of their said lading, and was imbarqued and went the Merchants
servant to see to the disposall of them for the said owners their account.

To the third and fourth hee saith that the said shipp having soe received
the said horses and other goods aboard, shee upon or about
the nineth of January last departed therewith and steered her course for
the Barbada's the place of her intended discharge, but comming about
30 or fourtie leagues to the westward of the lands end of England shee was met
with on or about the twelveth of the said moneth by an Ostend man
of warr, Antony S[ui]p commander, with the king of Spaines Commission,
which fired severall guns at the Teneriff Merchant, and killed the
Master and one of the company and a passenger, and wounded eleaven others,
and at length by force boarded and tooke her and all the said horses
(saving foure that were dead after the shipps departure from the Ile of Wight)
and all her goods whatsoever, and carried them to Passage
in the Bay of Biscay and dominion of the king of Spaine, and after her
arrivall there, the said shipp, and all the said horses that were alive and
all her goods and lading were confiscated and made prize and the said
shipps company and passengers turned out and dispossessed,
soe that the said shipp and horses and other goods were and are utterly
lost to the owners thereof, without any [XXXXXXXXX] whatsoever
for the same. All which hee knoweth being present and seeing the
same soe donne.

Repeated with his precontest before doctor Godolphin




Thomas Hicks

JUST POSSIBLE PROB 11/396/214 Will of Thomas Hickes, Woolman of London. 23 August 1689