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spoones (all of silver) aboard the said shipp and in custodie of the said Lopez when
shee soe came to Milford;

To the 9th hee cannot depose.

To the further Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that the said shipp comming neere an Iland neare
the terra firma of England, shortly before shee came to Milford haven dropped
an anchor and dischardged a gun to get some body come aboard to advise them
where they were, and shortly there came a boate aboard whch the
company being English said was a herring boate, and at such comming aboard of
the said boate this deponent was above by the mainemast, and the other Spaniards
were up and downe in the shipp with out hiding themselves, and Mr
Betts then as before and after appeared master of her and mr John lopez
And further hee cannot depose, saving shee was not in Ireland.

To the second hee saith that the said shipp came to honduras about sixe weekes
after her departure from Comana as aforesaid, and staid at honduras about
five or six monethes, and in that time John lopez went ashore with the
rest of the outward cargo, and gold and bought and managed the trade and
afterwards sent the Indigo or drugs aboard and came aboard him selfe with
the last thereof. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

The marke of Pedro
+ [MARKE] da Moralis. [MARKE, RH SIDE]

Interpreter Wm Martyn [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]

Repeated and his two precontests before
doctor Godolphin.


The same day.[CENTRE HEADING]


Martin de Parada of Saint Sebastians Sailor, aged 20 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined as aforesaid.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee was spoken to at Amsterdam to goe the
voyage in question by John Lopez his contest, who promised to give him what
hee deserved, and thence hee saith hee sailed in the said shipp the Saint Mary
which carried thence some packs of goods and wines, to be carried to the West
Indias (whether shee was bound) and to be disposed by the said John Lopez, And
otherwise hee cannot depose saving shat followeth.

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that the said shipp went from
Amsterdam to Trinidad, and there delivered some few of her goods, and thence went
to Comana, and there delivered more, and thence to Truxilla and there
disposed of more, and thence to the Golfe of honduras and there delivered
all the rest, and there tooke in chests of Indigo
and some skinne sacks of the like, and soe numbered (after about six monethes
stay there) to Truxilla and there tooke in hides and Sassaparilla, and
otherwise hee cannot depose saving what followeth.

To the third hee saith that having received the said goods, the said shipp
departed from Truxilla bound as was said for Europe, and by fowle weather touched at Mat[?ansa], and
thence againe departed and being out at sea, hee heard the mariners say that
they were bound for England, but the first port they afterwards
came to was Milford haven, after they had cast anchor neare the shore
a little before, namely about twelve or thirteene leagues (as hee guesseth)
before they came to Milford haven. And saith hee doth not know the respective
quantities or numbers of the goods, but saith that they were all laded by John
Lopez, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that one Mr Betts was master of the said shipp the
said voyage, and otherwise hee cannot depose.