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same tyme aboard her hydes of severall sorts and sacks of flaxe ad
chests of Incense and bales of linnen cloath and cammells hayre but to
what number or the values of them hee knoweth not all which were lost by
reason of the sayd seizure And further hee cannot depose./

To the 5th hee saith the arlate Captaine Paine had on board the sayd shipp
at her seizure plate apparrell and Instruments and ready money and servants
Cloathes and Adventures for him selfe and his servants worth a very considerable
summe of money 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 the sayd
schedule is a true list of the mariners names that were in and belonging to the
Eastland Merchant at the tyme of her sayd seizure and doth as hee this
deponent verily beleeveth contayne the particuler and true values of every of their losses
occasioned by the sayd seizure, and knoweth that his this deponents losses (hee
being the same henry dawling in the sayd schedule named) did and doth really
amount to the summe of threescore and two pounds tenn shillings sterling as
the same is expressed in the sayd schedule and further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

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The same day

Examined upon the sayd allegation

Rp. 6us

Robert Masters of Garnsey mariner one of the Company of
the Eastland Marchant the voyage in question aged forty seaven
yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article hee saith that the arlate John Smitheir John Rivet Thomas Taylor
and Company all subiects of this Commonwealth of England were in the moneth
and tyme arlate the true and lawfull Owners and Proprietors of the arlate
shipp the Eastland Merchant and of her tackle apparell and furniture and for
such Commonly reputed./

To the 2 article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee being one of the Company
of the Eastland Merchant the voyage in question, and aboard her there, knoweth
that in the moneth of June one thousand sixe hundred fifty seaven the sayd
shipp Eastland Merchant lay and remayned in the Port of Bickery arlate
and that while shee soe lay there upon the fifth day of the sayd moneth five
Spanish men of warr laye without the Island of Bickery intending (as after
was apparent) to seize and take the sayd shipp and a ffrench shipp alsoe which
then lay there in harbour, and this deponent sawe one of the Spanish men of warr
endeavour to get into harbour but in pursuance of such their designe but struck
on grounds and soe for want of water put out to sea againe and came to an anchor
with the other fower Spanish vessells without the Island on the sayd fifth day and
after they were all five come to an Anchor, the same day the arlate Captaine Cardis
with a Pinace and a Potash of Leghorne whereof hee was Commander did of
this deponents sight and knowledge come to the sayd Spanish vessells but what discourse
passed betwixt him and the sayd Spanish men of warr hee knoweth not for that hee
was then aboard the Eastland Merchant And therefore cannot durther depose
to the contents of this article/