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The 3. of June 1659

A business of examination of witnesses for perpetauall}
remembrance of the matter, on the part and behalfe of}
John Swift John Parker John Harris and Company}
Owners of the Shipp the Lady ffrigott whereof John}
Hosier was Master, and her tackle furniture}
apparell & freight, and of Andrew Riccard one}
of the Aldermen of the Cittie of London and}
Company, the Governor and Company of}
English Merchants trading to the Mediterranian (sic)}
Seas, Owner of the goods in the sayd Shipp}
against Hippolito Centurione of Genoa}
in particular and all others in generall which}
will take upon them to iustifie the seizing or}
takeing of the sayd shipp the lady ffrigott}
and her ladeing: SXXXXth}

Examined on the allegation given in
on the behalfe of the sayd Swift Parker
Harris and Company and alsoe the sayd
Ricard and Company.

No. 1

Laurence Burr of the
parish of Saint Catherine neere the
Tower of London Cooper late Cooper
of the Lady ffrigott, aged thirty five
yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse
sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet.

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that in the
Monethe and tyme arlate 1658 (untill the fowerteenth day of
November that yeare on which day shee was seized the arlate
John Swift John Harris John Parker and Company all English
men and subiects of the Commonwealth of England were, and
soe still ought to be the lawfull Owner and Proprietors of the
arlate Shipp the Lady ffrigott and of her tackle apparrell and
furniture and for such commonly reputed this hee so better knoweth
because hee was and went Cooper of the said shipp the voyage in
question and was on board her at her seizure.

To the 2 and 3 articles hee saith that in the yeares and monethes aforesaid the
arlate Alderman Riccard and Company Marchants of London
did hyre and take to freight and imploye the sayd shipp the Lady
ffrigott upon a tradeing voyage to XXao ?Magaliga and other
places beyond the Seas to lade Currans and other goods for their
use and Accompt and transport them to and deliver them at London
for their use this hee knoweth being Cooper aboard her the sayd
voyage And thereby also knoweth that in the monethe and tyme
aforesayd and after the arrivall of the sayd shipp the Lady ffrigott
at ?Potrao Roade arlate the ffactors or Agents of the sayd Alderman
Ricard and Company put XXX cause to be laden a board the sayd
shipp for Account of the sayd Ricard and Company one hundred
and sixty tonne of Mahaligo Currans and also divers other
goods and a great quantitie of money to be transported therein
her for London and there delivered to them or their Agents This hee
the better knoweth for that hee helped to lade the sayd Currans and
other goods aboard her and brought some of the sayd moneye aboard and
& ?saw the rest brought aboard her And farther to these articles he cannot

To the 4th 5th and 6th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that the
sayd shipp Lady ffrigott having receaved the sayd lading and money
aboard her and being therewith rideing at Anchor in the Roade of
Perrao in a peaceable condition, there came into the sayd Roade on the
fourteenth day of November 1658 a certaine shipp of about
a hundred and fifty tonnes gaving a white Antient in her pXXXX