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the Captaine and Company of the Santa Cruse did saye and declare that
they were resolved that though their sayd Spanish Commission were
expired yet they would take all English shipp and their ladeing which they
could light of And further to these arles hee cannot depose./

To the 8th article hee saith that the Lady ffrigott and her tackle and
furniture and freight and [?stock] and provisions which shee had on board
her at the tyme when shee was seized by the sayd Gennoa man of warr
named the Santa Cruse was as this deponents Judgment worth five thousand
pounds of lawfull English money and soe much hee beleeveth the arlate
Swifte and other her owners were damnified by reason of her surprizall./

To the 9th article hee saith that the hundred and sixty Tonnes of Currans
laden aboard the Lady ffrigott for Account of the Maria Company aforesayd
her freighters, and aboard her at her seizure, were in hee this deponents
Judgment worth fowerteene thousand pounds of lawfull English money And,
soe much hee verily beleeveth they would have yeilded to the Owners of them
if they had not bin seized in manner aforesayd./

To the 10th and 11th article hee saith that the arlate Captaine Hosyer and
his Company of Mariners had goods and cloathes and money aboard the Lady
ffrigott at the tyme of her seizure by the foresayd Gennoa man of warr
worth a very considerable value, and accounting in this deponents
Judgment to eight hundred pounds at the least of lawfull English money
all which hee saith hee well knoweth was plundered and taken away from
them by the Captaine and Company of the sayd Gennoa man of warr who
after they had taken the same kept the Captaine and Company of the
Lady ffrigott for some tyme prizoners in chaynes, and at length turned
them a shoare in the Island of Chephalonia
to shifte for them selves giving them only one smale basket of
Rusks but noe money, And further hee cannot depose/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

The marke of the sayd


The 6th of May 1659: [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the said Allegation

[?XXXX] against Grove)


Captaine John Rand of Ratcliffe Marriner aged
40 yeares or thereabouts sworne and Examined.

To the 9th article of the said Allegation hee saith and Deposeth that
for that hee hath used the sea for theise Eight and twenty yeeres
last as a Master and Mariner; and used to saile to the Island
of Barbadoes, for theise Nine yeeres last as Master thereby well knoweth
that it is a very Common, and Usuall thing for ships to miss
the Island of Barbadoes, by reason of hurricanes, which put them out
of their Littitude (sic), and saith that by reason of the said
Hurricanes this Deponent hath missed the sayd Island twice, and one of those
times was when the arlate ship the Peace (Thomas Grove Master)
missed it, and then the hurricanes were very Great and as this Deponent hath bin Credibly Informed
severall shipps did then misse the said Island of Barbadoes, and went
to the Leoward Islands. And further hee Cannot depose saving
what followeth