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To the 8th hee saith hee stowed none of the goods Interrogated (being none of the
shipps company) nor knoweth how they were stowed./
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./
Repeated before doctor Godolphin/
Richard Morris [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
17th of December 1657.
On the behalfe of Nicholas holway}
of Bristoll, Merchant.}
Israel Dennis of Bristol Mariner late masters mate
of the shipp the Recovery of Bristoll, aged 33 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne before the right worshipfull John Godolphin doctor
of lawes one of the Judges of the Admiraltie, saith as followeth.
To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knew and was masters
mate of the shipp the Recovery interogate at such time as shee
was last at the Barbadás namely in November last was a
twelve moneth, and saith shee departed from the said Iland of the Barbadás
the said voyage homewards in the said moneth of November 1656 for Bristoll, and was at
the time of such her setting saile and departure strong, staunch and in good
condition, which hee knoweth being then in her and masters mate of her.
To the second hee saith there were the said voyage at the Barbadás laden
aboard the said shipp for the account of the producent Nicholas holway
of Bristol merchant a greate quantitie of sugars and tobaccoes, but
the weight of either hee soth not know, and saith hee saw the lading
of the said sugars and tobaccoes, and did help to stow them, and
knew them to be for the said Holways account, and that they were bought
and obtained with the efforts of the said Mr holwey, and the master
of the said shipp (James Smith) acknowledged them to be for his account
and to [XX XXXX] hee had signed bills accordingly; besides hee saith that
hee this deponent (in the absence of the said master who went for
New England) was imployed ashore to receive the said goods at
To the third hee saith that after the said shipps departure as aforesaid
from the Iland of Barbadas for Bristol and as shee was in her
course of proceeding for Bristoll, namely on the 25th of december
1656 in the night time shee was surprized by a furious storme
which then arose, and that the said storme thense continewed sometimes
very violent and sometimes lesse for the space of eight dayes, and
that by meanes thereof her master and company were constrained
on the 26th day of the said moneth for the preservation of their
shipp and lives to cutt the her maine mast by the board, and on
the first of January next following the winde blew soe furiously
that it carried away her foremast and boltspritt into the sea
and further that by meanes of the said storme shee received and
tooke in soe much sea water that her butts of sugar that were
in the bottome of the shipp (amongst which hee saith the said mr
halways sugars lay) were and lay neare quarter [hXXX] deep in the
water by reason whereof the sugars were soe damaged and
sea water had such free course thereinto, that upon baling that
the sea water came up very sweet to the hoyste, as if it were not sea water
but sweet water, And saith the said tobaccoes were alsoe much