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expressed in their Charterparties) and hee never knew or heard of any
that went that voyage upon other termes And further hee cannot answere

To the 5th Interrogatorie hee saith it concerneth him not to answere thereto having
not deposed to the article therein mentioned, neither can hee answare to
this Interrogatorie./

To the 6th Interrogatorie hee saith that his this deponents Charterparty for that
voyage hee went to Brazeele was as aforesayd made in the presence
and with the consent of two of his owners and in the presence of this deponent
and the purser for that it was not in this deponents liberty
to make the averidge as much as the freight nor greater then what
his owners know of And hee beleeveth that the owners or
or some to whome they have given power are usually presented at the makeing
of Charterparties for the Braseele voyage soe that the masters cannot
preiudice their freight to make the Averidge the greater And knoweth
that it is more for the Masters Advantage to put the freight as high as
hee can, for that the greater the freight is, the greater Averidge is
allowed And that hee saith hee beleeveth and alsoe well knoweth that
the masters and companyes of shipps in all voyages ought to have
the Averidge whatsoever it amounts to, And that the Owners ought
to have noe part thereof, nor did hee ever know any Averidge
either due and els by or paid to any Owners And further to this
Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the last Interrogatorie hee saith hee cannot answere thereto not being
at Lisbone the tyme Interrogate nor having seene or read the
contracts made by the Interrogate Tatam or any the rest of the
Captaines Interrogate

Repeated the last of November 1657 before
Doctor Godolphin/



The 7th day of December 1657

On the behalfe of John Benning}
Richard Jennings, Robert Dunn}
William Dickers touching the losse}
of the ship Thomas of Ipswich}

John Wiley of South Sheilds in the Bishoprick
of Durham Mariner, aged 46 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne before the right worshipfull John Godolphin Doctor
of Lawes, one of the Judges of the high Court of the
Admiralty and Examined upon certaine Interrogatories ministred on
the behalfe of the said John Benning Richard Jennings and
others, saith and deposeth by vertue of his oath./

To the first hee saith hee well knew the shipp, Commonly called
the Thomas of Ipswich (whereof the Interrate Thomas Dunn was
Master) at such time as shee was last at Quins borowe in the moneth
of May last past, And saith the said Thomas dunn did then
and there Reprize the Interrate shipp the Thomas for her then
Intended voyage. And Imployed three men in the said
Reprize, and did likewise himselfe assist, and worke, in and about
the same, And further saith that soone after the arrivall of the
said shipp the Thomas at Quinborowe aforesaid with the said