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unto the said shipp and five or six monthes when this deponent soe
became master of her and this deponent left the same aboard
when hee soe left the said command, and the said same as hee
beleeveth were aboard at the time of the said shipps comming for
Bristol, whether hee saith shee was sent about Easter last by the
said owners laden with Rice this deponent seeing her soe laden
and dispatched away from Port Lewis, under conduct of the said
da Ponte, and company of ffrench mariners, And saith that
about tenn dayes since hee this deponent was aboard the said
vessell, riding in this port over against Saint Catherine's, and
by severall signes knew her to be the same vessell
by him predeposed, and as hee hath bin informed shee is now
called the Willing Minde, by the English master and company
that are aboard her. And otherwise hee cannot depose saving
that the said owners were at charges in ffrance in fitting and
repairing the said said vessell of his sight and knowledge.

To the 8 hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.


To the Interrogatories. CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee is sent over expressely by the said
producents to testifie what hee knew concerning such their
proprietie, and otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid

To the second hee saith hee was not present att the signing or sealing
of ˹XXXXX˺ of the writings annexed to the allegation, and otherwise saving as aforesaid
hee cannot answer.

To the third hee saith that the said proprietors understanding of the
said shipps arrest here in England, sent over this deponent to looke
after her, and seake for her restitution, this deponent knowing such
their proprietie, and saith they are to pay him his charges and
losse of his time in looking after this busines, And otherwise hee
referreth him selfe to his foregoeing deposition.


Repeated before doctor Godolphin.


The 13th of 9ber 1657/

Page and Ely against Canham Paige and
Thompson Cheeke Smith/


Examined upon a libell on the behalfe of the sayd John Page
and Richard Ely./


John Edwards of Milbrooke in the County of Cornwall
Mariner aged thirty nyne yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first second third 4th 5th 6th 7th and 8th articles of the sayd libell
hee saith that hee this deponent being then a factor at Bantam arlate for the English
Company there, did see the arlate shipp the Golden Cock there arrive in or
about the moneth of August 1655 (one Richard Chappell comming Master
of her thither,) and saith the sayd shipp brought thither a parcell of Canary wyne
, which was there unladed this hee deposeth being then
at Bantam and seeing her there unlade some of the sayd wynes And further to those articles hee can
not depose knowing nothing touching the hyreing freighting or setting out of the
sayd shipp from London nor touching the Charterparty arlate hee being then in the [XXX GUTTER]
and not privie to any of them./