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voyage in question and was shipped for a quarter Master, but falling sick
in the voyage an other was quarter Master put into that place, and this deponent after=
ward served the rest of the voyage as a Common Mariner, but at the same
wages which hee was shipped at as Quarter Master, And saith hee never sawe
Bellinger before hee came aboard the Gilbert in the downes to goe thence to the
Barbadoes in her as a passenger, and that hee thereby knoweth him and for that hee
hath seene him severall tymes after in the Barbados, And knoweth not the
producent Keate having never seene him but once And further hee
cannot answere./

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee answereth hee hath receaved all his wages for the voyage
in question save twenty five shillings which as hee beleeveth is stopped
by reason of the losse of the sugar in question./

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith hee knoweth not who signed the bills Interrogate
nor whether anybody came in Company with the Interrogated Bellinger the tyme

To the 4th hee saith the sugars Interrogate were stowed abaft betweene decks
And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere saving
hee saith hee beleeveth that sometymes Merchants at the Barbados doe after
the hold is full stowe goods aboard shipps betweene decks, but not when a shipp
is soe deepe laden as the Gilbert was who had her hatch way filled up with
her water and other provisions and goods as aforesayd And further hee cannot answere/

To the 5th Interrogatorie hee beleeveth that if the shipp Interrogate and her
owners bee freed of the dammage in question the twenty five shillings
which is now stopped of his wages will bee paid him And to the rest of the
Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively/.

To the 6th hee saith hee favoureth all the parties litigant alike
and desyreth right may prevaile therein/.

To the last saving his foregoeing deposition hee Cannot answere

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

Jacob Sealley [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 19th of January 1657 English style

Examined on the sayd allegation./

Rp. 3us.

Bartholomew Wells of the parish of Saint Olave Southwarke
Mariner aged thirty seaven yeares or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the 1: 2.: 3: 4th and 5th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee
this deponent was one of the Company of the arlate shipp the Gilbert during
the voyage in question and therby knoweth that at such tyme as the sayd
shipp the sayd voyage remayned at the Barbados and after shee had
receaved aboard her her full ladeing the arlate Beniamin Bellinger
sent in a shallopp eight hogsheads of sugar marked with the marke in


the margent to bee transported thence to England for his Accompt which being