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To the Interrogatories./. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee was only a passenger in the shipp Interrogate the
voyage in question./

To the 2 hee saith that hee this deponent having some goods on board and being to come
a passenger in her for England did heare in the Barbados that the sayd shipp was very
leakie but coming aboard her found that the reporte was false and that shee
was not otherwise leakie than what other shipps are which lye to trade in a hott
Countrie and noe otherwise leakie then what her pumpe could and did easily cleer

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee cannot answere knowing nothing to the effect Interrogate/
thereto haveing heard nothing nor

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith hee cannot answer thereto haveing heard nothing nor
knowing any thing to the effect Interrogate but the contrary knoweth that some who
did not lade goods aboard the sayd shipp at the Barbados were angrie with the Master
of her for that hee would not take their goods on board./

To the 5th saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere thereto/

To the 6th hee answereth negatively for his part and further cannot answere/

To the 7th saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot more particulerly answere to
this Interrogatorie./

To the 8th hee saith hee cannot answere for that hee was none of the sayd shipps
Company but was only a passenger in her./

To the 9th hee answereth negatively for his part and further cannot answere/
To the last hee saith hee hath satisfied the contents thereof in his foregoeing
deposition soe farr as hee can./



The same day./ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation

5 us

Thomas Barnes of Ratcliff Mariner aged twenty six
yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith
as followeth./

To the 1: 2 and 3 articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
went Quarter Master of the shipp the Trades Increase arlate the voyage in
question and thereby knoweth that shee came to the Barbados in the moneth of
May 1657 and lay there till the fifteenth of July next after
takeing in of her ladeing of sugar and other goods to be brought to London and
upon the sayd fifteenth of July departed with her ladeing of sugar and other
goods out of Spikes Bay in the Barbados bound for England And was
of this deponents sight and knowledge during the tyme of such her stay in the
Barbados to take in her ladeing and at her departure thence untill such
time as shee afterwards mett with stormie weather in her passage to
England a strong tight and sufficient shipp and noe way leakie other then
as any shipp lying to trade in such a hott countrie will bee by reason of the
heate and tooke in noe more water then what one pumpe did with ease
cleere her of without preiudice to her ladeing being used but once in fower
twenty howers this hee knoweth, being Quartermaster of her and aboard
And further saving his subsequent deposition hee cannot depose

To the 4th 5th and 6th articles hee saith that upon the twentith of August
last the sayd shipp being in her course for England and about fower
hundred and fifty leagues from England mett with a very violent tempest
which continued for three dayes and nights with that violence that this



Thomas Barnes


Primary sources



PROB 11/325/237 Will of Thomas Barnes, belonging to His Majesty's Royal Ship Charles 24 October 1667