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of October 1655 or thereabouts sold by the Commissioners for the
English ffleete for America videlicet Maior Generall Sedgewick and
Admirall William Goodson and Colonell ffortescue then commanders
in Cheife for the arlate Mr William Watts
and one Captaine Shawe and Company This hee the better
knoweth for that hee was at the same tyme present when the sayd shippe
was sold and tooke speciall notice of the sale thereof And further
to this allegation hee cannot depose./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin
as alsoe his precontest.

Gill Cornelius. [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 7th of March 1658.

The office of the Judges against}
Ellis. Baker. Smith.}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation
on the behalfe of Ellis.

Rp. 3.

Cornelius Bringmans of the parish of Saint
Buttolphs Algate London Broaker, aged
40 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first and second articles of the said allegation hee
saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth the dock and staires of
Saint Catherins arlate, and saith that on a day happening about
three yeeres since hee this deponent being a Broaker for
Marchants and matters upon the Exchange and assistant unto
Strangers, endeavoured to goe and was readie to goe through
the house of the producent Jenkin Ellis (as often hee hadd donne) to speake with some
masters of foreigne vessells that lay behinde his house and
at or neare his wharfe, but the said Jenkin meeting this deponent
as hee was comming in at the dore, and understanding
whether hee was going, expressely forbade and would not
suffer to foe that way, telling him that noe forreigne vessells
or other should lie at his wharfe above three at a time or
abreast, for that as hee said hee had received command and
order from this Court to that purpose, and soe turned this
deponent away and about that hee was forced to goe aboard
in a boate, whereat this deponent (that had formerly used to
goe through his house) tooke much distaste and was a meannes
of removing all the dutch vessells that were there from his
wharfe, the said Ellis having in an angry manner bidden
and willed him to take them away, saying they should not lie
there, for that the Judges of the Admiraltie (as hee affirmed)
had commanded and ordered the contrary. And otherwise hee
cannot depose.

To the third and fourth hee saith that hee this deponent
[?XXXXX] [?XXXXX] [?XXXX] aboard vessells of strangers lying thereabouts
[?XXX}] knoweth that from time to time there hath not for all the
[?XXXX}]arlate nor doth more hollanders in other vessells lie at or
[?bfore] the wharfe of the said Ellis than at other wharfes thereabouts
of the like extent, and that of late there have come but few