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To the 7th hee saith the said Dutch ship lay the said
time neerest to the said ship Warewell, but other ships
alsoe lay not farr off from the Warewell and further
cannot Answer:/

To the 8th Negatively for his part./:

To the 9th hee saith that the said Anchor was Carryed
on shore, and beleeveth that it weighed about five or
six hundred weight. And further cannot Answer/.

To the 10th hee saith that the said Clarke required this
Deponent to come and testifie the truth of his Knowledge
in this busines and to the rest Negatively./.

To the 11th hee saith that hee sawe now money paid
by the said Clarke to those that helped to heave
out her Coles and haule her ashore, saving [7. s OR IS THIS "d" which]
this Deponent then received for his paines therein, f[XXX GUTTER]
Answer, saving as aforesaid../

To the last Negatively./:

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

The marke [MARKE, small "v"] of the said
Robert Hercules


The 3d day of November 1659.

Q: Cowling for wines in the)
Saint Laurence aforesaid)

Examined on the said Allegation.

William Martyn of London mariner
aged 30 - yeeres or thereabouts sworne
and Examined

To the first second and 8th articles of the said Allegation (upon which
hee is examined by direction ) hee saith and deposeth that hee well
knoweth the arlate Thomas Cowling, and soe hath done for these
Eleven yeeres last past, or thereabouts, and saith hee verily beleeveth
the said Thomas Cowling to be an Englishman borne and soe hee was
and is Comonly accounted. both at the Canaryes and in this City, And saith
that in the yeere 1655, the said Cowlings houses and Estate at the Canaryes was [XXX GUTTER]
and seized upon by the officers of the King of Spaine as being [XXX GUTTER]
English man and subiect of the Comonwealth of England
this Deponentt being at the Canaryes at the time of the said seizure
by the Officers of the King of Spaine, and knowing of the embargo[?e GUTTER]
and seizure of the said Cowlings houses and Estates there, And saith that [?att GUTTER]
the time of the said Imbargure and seizure of Englishmens [?estates GUTTER]
of the Canaryes the said Cowling was generally accounted to [be GUTTER]
there as a Merchant Stranger, and this Deponent beleeveth
hee liveth there at this Present: And likewise beleeveth him to be still a subiect of
this Comonwealth of England, And further deposeth that hee this Deponent being very well acquainted with the handwriting of
Thomas Cowling having often himselfe XXX XXXX and having receaved severall letters XXX
hee verily beleeveth and is perswaded in his Conscience that [XXX XXX GUTTER]
annexed to the said Allegation now seene and dilligently perused by him this Deponent is really written
with the Proper hand of the said Thomas Cowling, and further cannot depose./.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee was not present at the Lading [or GUTTER]
seizing the wines in question and otherwise negatively:/.

To the second hee saith hee is about thirty yeeres of age, and
hee hath Knowne the said Cowling for about 11 Yeeres last, and
Knoweth not in what Particular County hee was borne, nor Doth hee
Knowe his ffather or mother, and further cannot answer./.

To the 3d hee saith hee beleeveth the said Cowling hath lived at the Canarye
Islands for about 16. yeeres last, and hath heard that the said Cowling hath bin [XXX GUTTER]
hee went first thither, and saith that when this deponent came from [?thence GUTTER]
which was about Three yeeres since, the said Cowling was a batchelor and [XXX GUTTER]
hee is soe at present, and soth not Knowe that the said Cowling doth pay [XXX GUTTER]
XXXXX as is interrate./.

The last concerneth him not

Repeated before doctor Godolphin

William Martyns [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]