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that the losse of the said wines must in his opinion of necessitie
have happened by drawing out or ill stowage. And otherwise hee cannot

To the 5 and 6 hee saithh that this deponents servant and precontest
henry Carter, being imployed to watch the wines aboard the said shipp
told this deponent one morning as hee came aboard that hee had found
the Cooke, the Gunner and Cookes boy taking away a number of wines
which they had got out on a false scuttle in the Cooks roome, and
this deponent blaming them, therefore they confessed that they
had drawne it out of a pipe marked R. B. (which hee saith was mr
Bakers marke) and prayed this deponent not to acquaint the
merchant therewith, saying that if hee did they should loose their
wages and be undonne, or to the same effect, And saith there was
of his sight a false shuttle out of the cookeroome into the hold.
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 7 hee cannot depose.

To the 8. and 9. hee saith that in all probabilitie some of the
pipes would have bin stavd or broken in case the shipp had met
with much stresse and fowle weather, whereas the caskes were all
very firme for ought hee could perceive to the contrary.

To the tenth hee saith the said pip wines lost and [XXXXX]ties
out of the said eight pipes and a halfe, would have yeelded and bin
here worth thirtie pounds per pipe one with another in his
estimation, which hee knoweth being a wine Cooper.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee was not in the voyage.

To the second hee saith hee neither knoweth nor heard any such

To the last hee hath not soe deposed.

Repeated with his precontest before doctor Godolphin./.

R B [MARKE] The marke of Richard [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 6th of June 1657. [CENTRE HEADING]

Swann again{st} Whittle..}

Exámined upon an allegation given in on the behalfe of
the said Swann the 25th of June 1656.

Rp. .j.

Robert Girling of the parish of Saint Olaves Southwarke
mariner, aged 56 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the fifth article of the said allegation upon which alone hee is by
direction of the producent exámined hee saith and deposeth that
hee being a mariner, and having soe been theise fourtie yeares or thereabouts
well knoweth what belongeth to voyages and freights of shipps, and
saith that by the skill and experience which hee hath in navigation and
affreightment, the producent John Swann for goi{ng} with his shipp
arlate and touching at Southampton and delivering his goods at Saint
Sebastians, is worth deserved and is well worth to have five shillings
per tonne more for his soe going to and stopping at Southampton, than if
hee had gonne directly hense to Saint Sebastians, And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee cometh at the instance of the said Swann to testifie the



Robert Girling


Primary sources



C 6/127/8 Short title: Battson v Girling. Plaintiffs: Richard Battson . Defendants: Robert Girling , James Salmon and Humphrey Beane . Subject: money matters, Middlesex. Document type: bill, plea. 1655