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The 4th of May 1658:

The Lord Protector against the shipp}
formerly called the Strong Rowland}
and since the Jamaica Merchant and her}
tackle and furniture formerly soe seized}
at the Barbados by the ffleete of the}
Commonwealth bound to the West Indies}

Examined on an allegation given in by [doctor]
Walker on the behalfe of his highnesse
the Lord Protector/

Rp. 1

Obediah Smith of London gentleman aged 32 yeares or
thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the sayd allegation (being an allegation apud acta Curia) hee saith
hee referreth him selfe to the lawes and ordinances in the sayd allegation
mentioned and saith that the shipp allegate by name the Strong
Rowland was in the moneth of October one thousand sixe hundred fiftie
five (and about the twenty fifth day thereof as he remembreth) at Jamaica
sold by the English Commissioners there authorized to that purpose
videlicet the allegate Generall Sedgewick and others videlicet Admirall William
Goodson and Colonell ffortescue to the allegate Mr William [Watts]
and partner as being a prize shipp taken tradeing in the West Indies
contrary to the Lawes and ordinances of this Commonwealth This
hee knoweth for that hee was present aboard the frigott Torrington and sawe the sayd shipp sold
there by Inche of Candle according as the manner in such cases is
And further to the particulers of this allegation hee cannot depose./



The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the sayd allegation

Rp. 2.

Gilbert Cornelius of hoxton in the County
of Middlesex gentleman aged twenty eight yeares or thereabouts
a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as
followeth videlicet/

To the sayd allegation (apud acta Curia) hee saith that hee referreth
him selfe to the lawes and ordinances in the sayd allegation [?mentioned]
which hee beleeveth to be true And saith that the allegate shipp the
Strong Rowland was in the Moneths of January ffebruary and March
1654 or neere there about at the Island of the Barbados and was there
then seized upon by order of Generall Penn Commander of the
English ffleete then in those parts as tradeing there contrary to the
lawes of this Nation of England this hee deposeth of his owne sight
and knowledge being Commander of a Prize shipp seized at the same
tyme by the sayd Generall Penn And hee farther saith that hee this
deponent well knoweth that the sayd shipp the Strong Rowland was
from the Barbados sayled to Jamaica where shee was in the moneth