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The 25th of Aprill 1657.

Asketlle and others against the
Minories and haydon.}

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation on the
behalfe of the said Askettle and others.

Rp. 5

Richard Roch of the parish of Saint Trinitie in
the Minories London citizen and Merchant tailor
of London, aged 60 yeeres or thereabouts sworne
and exámined.

To the first article hee saith that the time arlate the corporation
for the poor of London were owners of the Minories Busse arlate
and of alsoe part owners of another vessell at the same time called the Poores
Relief, which vessell called the Poores Relief was imployed by
them and company upon a fishing designe, but the certaine
times of such her imployment hee knoweth not, And saith the
arlate Richard ffearnes as this deponent hee heard was a part owner in particular of the
Poores Relief and not as one of the said corporation, And otherwise
hee cannot depose for that hee this deponent albeit hee belongs
to the said corporation, yet hee tooke noe particular notice or account of their
shipping, but was and is only imployed as a steward for the
imploying of the poore people in their worke, and doth not know
that the said ffearnes had any such office as or imployment as
Husband of the said corporation.

To the second hee saith hee knoweth not nor can depose ought
to the contents thereof.

To the third hee saith that after the death of the arlate Captaine
ffearnes severall persons (but who they were or whether any of the
parties agent were any of them or not hee knoweth not,
in as much as hee doth not know any of them) applied themselves
to some of˺ the Governours (sic) of the said corporation pretending themselves
to be creditors to the said vessell the Minories Busse for goods and materialls which
they said they had delivered to the use of the said Busse,
but the said Governours would not at all take notice of any such
pretence or debt claimed by the said persons, but wholly
disowned the same in this deponents presence and hearing.
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee cannot depose, saying hee knoweth not ought
thereof, nor did hee as hee saith ever see the said vessell the
Minories Busse till shee was unserviceable
to the said company, and under water which was about three yeares since.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee was warned by Mr Brown the Marshall
to come and testifie in this cause, and never belonged to the said vessell
the Minories Busse, And otherwise cannot answer.