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her were all seized and taken by the sayd Cardis and Company of the sayd
Pinke and Potash and the Spanish men of warr aforesayd All this hee deposeth of his
owne sight and knowledge standing on shoare and seeing the premisses soe acted
and done on the sixth of June last And further hee cannot depose, not seeing
what was done by the sayd Cardis and Company and the sayd Spanish men of
warr on the sayd fifth day./

To the 4th article hee saith that the sayd shipp Eastland Merchant was at the tyme
of such her seizure, (of this deponents knowledge) a tight strong shipp of the burthen
of two hundred and fifty tonnes and had then twenty gunnes and was well
provided with all sort of provisions and necessaries fitt for a voyage And the
sayd shipp Eastland Merchant and her tackle and furniture gunnes and provisions
aboard her at such her seizure were in this deponents Judgment and estimate
well worth three thousand ánd five hundred pounds stereling money, And alsoe
for that hee as Mate helped to stowe the goods hereafter specified and tooke a noate in writing of them hee as they came aboard hee knoweth shee
had on board her at such her seizure three thousand three hundred sixty seaven
hydes of severall sorts and one hundred fifty and seaven sacks of flaxe
and eighty chests of Incense, and two bales of broad Cloth, and tenn
bales of linnen Cloath and Cammells haire, and twenty one sacks of
Cotton yarene, and one sack of Sena, and twenty piggs of Lead but all which
Merchandizes were worth very considerable summes of money but what
in particular to estimate them at hee knoweth not All which hee well knoweth
were lost to the Owners of them by reason of the sayd seizure And further to
this article hee cannot depose./

To the 5th article hee saith hee well knoweth that the arlate Captaine Paine
had on board the sayd shipp at such her seizrue plate Apparrell and Instruments
to a very considerable value, and alsoe ready mony servants Cloathes and Adven=
tures for him selfe and servants to a considerable value, but what to value them at
hee knoweth not And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 6th article and the schedule therein mentioned hee saith that the sayd
schedule in his this deponents owne handwriteing hee being the sayd same Lewes
Cox therein mentioned and saith the same doth conteyne a true list of the names
of all the severall Mariners that were in and belonged to the sayd ship Eastland
Merchant at her seizre And hee this deponent well knoweth and can by particulars make it appeare that hee for his
part lost in bookes Instruments goods and Cloathes by reason of the sayd seizure
the summe of eighty nyne pounds tenn shillings sterling, and beleeveth that the
rest of the persons named in the sayd schedule have susteyned losse by the sayd
seizure to the severall values in the sayd scheule specified And further
to this article hee cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true And further hee
cannot depose./



The same day

Examined on the sayd allegation

Rp. 5us

Henry Dawling of Wapping in the parish of Stepney and County of
Middlesex Mariner Gunner of the Eastland Merchant the voyage in question
aged forty nyne yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined
saith as followeth videlicet/


Primary sources



PROB 11/402/368 Will of James Dawling, belonging unto Their Majesty's Hired Ship Coronation 06 December 1690
PROB 11/445/258 Will of Isaack Dawling, Mariner of London 04 May 1698