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The sixth of May 1657, old style.

Touching the ffortune.


Bertrand Dibarbore of London Merchant aged nine and
twenty yeares or thereabouts sworne before the right Worshippfull Charles
George Cock Esquire - one of the Judges of the
high Court of the Admiraltie of England, saith and deposeth
by vertue of his oath.

That whereas on the 28th of March last 1657, hee this deponent upon
and according to ádvise by him received from his Correspondents at Paris
John James ff[XXXX] and others did make affidavit in this Court touching the shipp called the ffortune
(ffernando Gerardo Love Commander) and her lading bound from
Cadiz for in Spaine for Cartagena in the west Indies, (as in and by
the said Affidavit or deposition remaining in the Registrie of this Court
whereunto hee referreth him selfe more at large is to be seene) Nowe hee further deposeth that hee hath
lately received advise from his said correspondents from Paris, that the
said shipp the ffortune before her proceeding on the said voyage was cast
away in the Bay of Cadiz by stresse of weather and storme, and that
the goods that were put aboard her for account of the said ffo[XXX] and
others mentioned in the foresaid deposition were saved out of her, and both
they and such other goods as were intended to bee loaded in her for the said voyage
were upon her casting away, laded and put aboard a certaine vessell
named the Marriage, bound on the same voyage for the same accounts, and
that they have alsoe sent him with the said advise a factorie a declaration
at her lading in the Spanish tongue, which being translated into English
is as followeth, Mr John Pantalin and ffernando
Geraldo, who doe goe imbarqued in the good shipp called the
Marriage of the burthen of one hundred and thirty tonns
or thereabouts at present being and riding at Anchor in the Bay
of Cadiz to depart and goe with the first good weather (which God
shall send us) to the Port of Cartigena in the Indies. doesay
although I the said John Pantalin doe goe as captaine of the
said shipp and that shee was bought in my name, yet I have
not any part or share in her for shee [XXXXX] is and doth belong
unto Monsieur Charpentier and Rennault, and John Baptista
John James and ffrancis fforna, Inhabitants of the City of
Paris, and the said shipp was bought by the said ffrancis
fforno (who at present is in this said City) by order of the afore=
named Merchants of Paris to goe and make the said Voyage
And wee doe likewise declare that all the Lading of the said shipp
(whith Consisteth in the Merchandizes hereafter specified, consigned
in the first place to me ffernando Geraldo, and in the second
to mee John Pantalin) is and doth properly belong, and appertaine