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On the 19th of October 1657.

James Smith against a certaine}
shipp called the Recovery of}
Bristoll (wherof the sayd Smith}
was Master) and against Nicholas}
Tilley Lewes Dighton and}
Company etcetera}
ffrancklin Smith}

Thomas Burton of Passage nigh
Waterford in Ireland Merchant, aged
about 54 yeares a wittnes produced
sworne and examined deposeth as followeth

To the first, second, third and fourth articles of the
said allegation he knoweth not to depose, for that he
came not into the sayd shipp untill November 1656
at Spire=bay in the Barbadoes./

To the fifth and sixth articles of the sayd allegation he
deposeth and saith that the arlate shipp the Recovery
of Bristoll departed from the Barbadoes with her
lading about the 14th of November 1656, she being then
bound first for kingsale and for then for Bristoll
and that in her said passage about the latter end
of December last past, she mett with an extreame
violent and tempestuous storme, which continued many
days, The greatest and worst of stormes that he the
deponent was ever in, who hath used the Seas nigh
on about 34 yeares, and he saith that in and by the
violence and fury of the sayd storme all the sayles
were blowne away, soe that there was noe meanes left
to keepe the shipp before the wind for her preservation
and she then laying under the Sea receaved such an abundance
of water that (as the Mate sayd) she was about fower
foote water in the hold, and the pumpe of the sayd shipp
was altogether unserviceably by reason of her inward
rotteness, And that in such this extremity noe way
or meanes was though fitter for the preservation of all
but the cutting of the maine Mast by the board, which
was done accordingly, and that afterwards the shipp
did stresse before the wind with her ffore=mast, and
receved lesse water in than before, But he saith that
there was soe much water in her which the pumpe could
not gett out, that the sayd shipps Company were
forced to cutt a hole under the halfe decke, and [XXXXXXX]
draw the water out of the hold with bucketts, and he saith that
about the drawing of the water in that manner all the
shipps Company were imployed saving the Master and
Mate, who were with this deponent sufficiently busyed
and imployed in the stearing and [XXX]ing the sayd shipp. and reparing
some sayle, And he further deposeth that after a days
time or therabout some sayle was made and sett upon