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Swift John Parker and other their Company all Englishmen and subiects of
this Commonwealth of England were in the moneths and tyme arlate in the
yeare 1658 untill the tyme of her seizure which was in or about the moneth
of November 1658, were commonly reputed lawfull Owners and Proprietors
of the sayd shipp Lady ffrigott and her tackle & furniture And further hee
cannot depose./

To the 2 and 3 articles hee saith that hee goeing Quarter Master the voyage in question knoweth that
the Lady ffrigott was lett to freight in the moneths and tyme arlate to certayne
English Merchants of the Maria (OR, Morea) Company tradeing for Turkey to goe from
London to Polerao and other places beyond Seas and lade Currans and other goods
for their Account and bring them for London and theire deliver them to them or their
Agents and knoweth that the sayd Ship in order to her sayed voyage sett sayle
from Gravesend in May 1658 and afterwards arrived safely at Polerao
and thereand at Nathalago tooke in Currans which were laden aboard
the Lady ffrigott by the Agents or ffactors of the sayd Maria Company and
did account to a hundred and sixty tonnes of Currans, and also other
goods and money for their Account but the quantitie hee knoweth not which
Currans and other goods and money were to be transported from Polera to
London for Account of the sayd Maria Company freighters of the sayd shipp and
there delivered to them or their Agents for their use, but the names of the [?Maria]
Company who were the sayd ffreighters hee knoweth not And farther to
these arles hee cannot depose./

To the 4th 5th 6th and 7th articles hee saith that the sayd shipp the Lady
ffrigott having taken the sayd Currans and other goods and money aboard
her lay peaceably therewith at Anchor in the moneth of November
1658 in the road of Petras And saith that while shee lay there
there came a shipp of warr into the sayd Roade of about a hundred and
fifty tonns burthen and having a white Ancient in her poope and
made as if shee intended to come to an Anchor by the lady ffrigott
and came with her Anchor [?cockbilld] ready to dropp downe and with only her
foresayle and mizzen abroad as if shee would have come only to Anchor
but coming neere the lady ffrigott, the Captaine and Company of the
sayd shipp boarded the Lady ffrigott and in a warlike manner sett
upon the Captaine and Company of her with swords gunnes pistills and
other warlike Instruments and wounded the Captaine of her, and
this deponent and his precontest John Gales and others of the Lady ffrigotts
Company to the number in all of about eight besides the Captaine, and
tooke and surprized the sayd shipp the Lady ffrigott and her sayd ladeinge of
Currans and other goods and money and dispoiled the Owners thereof of the
same, and dispersed of it at the will and pleasure of them the sayd seizers
And saith that most of the company of the shipp that made the sayd seizure
were Italians saveing there were two dutch men the one the master and
the other the Gunner of her, and an Irishman who were of her company and
which dutch men and Irish man soake good English, and did to this deponent
and other of the Lady ffrigott's Company after the seizure aforesayd
confesse and declare that the name of the ssayd Shipp that made the seizure
was called the Santa Cruse and her Captaines name ffrancisco
Stale, and that the sayd shipp Santa Cruse did belong to Gennoa, and
that most of her Company were Genoese that shee and two other shipps
of warr that came from Gennoa in her Company were sett out thence
by Hippollito Centaerioni a Gennose, and that the sayed Cap
taine Stale not long before hee seized this Lady ffrigott and her ladeing
had taken some mariners and souldiers out of the other two Gennia shipps
of warr the better to enable him to seize the Lady ffrigitt And [?that]
the sayd shipp the Santa Cruse was sett out from Gennoa as a man of
warr against the Turks and had bin a great while abroad and could get noe
prizes and had therefore taken a Spanish Commission which was to be
only for a tyme, which tyme as the sayd Irishman and two dutch men [?XXX]
was expired two moneths before the Santa Cruse seized the Lady
ffrigott and her ladeing, but (as the sayed Irishman and dutchmen alsoe sayd
the [?XXX]