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further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 6th article hee saith hee cannot depose./

To the 7th hee cannot depose/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

To the Interrogatories 2do loco [CENTRE HEADING]

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith that the shipp the Virgin Mary and All Saints of Carthagena
when this deponent came in Company of her from the downes
and while the sayd Lemon was aboard her coming thence was in the possession of divers
English mariners but not of such mariners as tooke
her for that hee this deponent sawe noe Mariners put into her before her
being sent from the downes And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the 4th hee saith hee cannot answere knowing nothing touching the contents thereof

To the 5th hee answereth negatively not knowing nor seeing any such thing done
by the Interrogated Lemon and Tuffnall as is mentioned in the sayd Interrogatorie/

Upon the rest of these Interrogatories and upon the Interrogatories ministred
primo loco hee is not examined by direction of the party ministrant

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

Godfry Reader [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 22th day of March 1657 English style/

The Lord Protector against the Nicholas whereof Claes Johnson)
was Master and her tackle and furniture and whatsoever goods)
seized in her (save certaine Varinas Tobaccoe allready)
sentenced and condemned in this Court for prize Budd)

Examined on an allegation on behalfe of the Lord

dt. Row 3

Captaine John Aylett now of London Mariner but formerly liveing in New England aged thirty yeares or
thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet.

To the first and second articles of the sayd allegation hee saith for that hee
was not present nor sawe the seizure of the arlate shipp the Nicholas hee cannot
depose any thing thereto saving what followeth in his deposition to the subsequent

To the 3 article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent was Com=
mander and part Owner of a Ketch or vessell called the Providence which coming
from New England bound for Jamaica was in her passage thither seized by three
Spanish men of warr who carried this deponent and the sayd vessell into
Saint domingo in hispaniola and there kept this deponent prisoner twelve
months and better but suffered this deponent dometymes to goe abroad
in which tyme of this deponents being soe under restraint at Saint domingo
the arlate shipp the Nicholas came thither and in the tyme of her staye
there the allegate Claes Johnson the Master of her and this deponent had severall tymes
conference togeather, and this deponent there sawe
all the goods wares and Merchandizes, which afterwards (as hee hath heard
and beleeveth) were seized in her by the Maydstone ffrigott in the first article of
this allegation mentioned) laden a board her by Spaniards, save seaven or
eight hundred of hydes which the sayd Claes Johnson told this deponent
were laden aboard her for his owne Accompt And hee saith the sayd
Claes then told this deponent that all the rest of the goods laden then and
there aboard his sayd shipp save the sayd hydes, and a parcell of Cocka[?o]
which was laden by a dutch skipper (it being proceeds of a