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for that they had as hee saith abatement of halfe the duties of
the custome for the saud thredd and upwards in regard of the said dammage. Amd otherwise hee
cannot depose

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee cometh required by the producents to testifie
the truth in this cause, and otherwise negatively saving as

To the second 3 and 4 hee saith hee saw the said shipp at Bartholomews wharfe where the said goods were [XXXX GUTTER]
and saith shee was a dutch vessell, and that the report upon the
said wharfe then went that shee had sprung a leake at fflushing
before shee came out, and that some part of her goods were
there taken out to be dried and [?cured], but theise fatts
as it was said were not taken out and dried. And otherwise
hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

Ephrat: Payne [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


17 March 1657.

Touching the contempt of)
William Richmond.)


Thomas Thorneton of Barking in Essex Mariner aged forty
yeares or thereabouts sworne in Court before doctor Godolphin
and Charles George Cock Esquire Judges of the high Court of Admiralty
this seaventeenth day of March 1657 English style saith as followeth

That hee this deponent having procured a warrant under the seale of this
Court to arrest one William Ritchmond the yonger of Barking in Essex [XXX GUTTER]
that hee had cutt away this deponents Anchor from his Cockboate and [XXXX GUTTER]
kept and deteyned the same from him did about sixe moneths since get [XX GUTTER]
with the sayd warrant accompanyed with one Thomas May and John [?Pooke GUTTER]
who this deponent tooke alonge with him to execute the sayd warrant, and hee
and they came with the sayd warrant to a place neere Barking where the sayd
William Richmond was dredgeing for oysters and there the sayd May and
Pooke served the same upon him and the sayd Richmond then desyred that
hee might looke upon and peruse the sayd warrant and the same being
delivered to him by the sayd Thomas May hee the sayd Ritchmond in contempt
of the authority of this Court kept and destroyed the same and refused to
yeold obedience thereto Whereupon this deponent shortly after went home to the
sayd Ritchmond his howse in Barking aforesayd and required the sayd
warrant of him who answereth that hee had throwne the same into the
fyre and burnt it and that hee cared not a pinne for the sayd warrant
nor would obey the same And the sayd Ritchmond doth
still Continue such his contempt and deteyneth this deponents sayd

the marke of the sayd
Thomas W Thornton [MARKE, RH SIDE]