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The 29th day of March 1659./:

A Busines of Examination of witnesses on the behalfe}
of henry Baldero, William harris, and John}
Sheppard, all Englishmen, and subiects of the}
Comonwealth of England, and of John Thompson}
an Inhabitant of this City of London Owners}
and Proprietors of the ship the Catherin whereof}
John Tham[?ss]on was master and her Tacke and}
ffurniture, And of Nicholas Opye Owner}
of the Lading of the said ship, against the}
Owners, Armours, and Setters forth of the
ship the Laurell Tree and against all others:}
whatsoever, that take upon them the Defence}
of the seizure of the said ship Katherine and}
her Lading:/. = Smith}

Examined upon an
Allegation given in
by mr Smith on
the behalfe of the
said Baldero, Harris,
Sheppard, Thampson
and Opye:/:

Rp 1:

Alberd Thampsey
of Saint Catherins neere
the Tower of London
Mariner, aged 23 yeares
or thereabouts: sworne
and Examined:/:

To the first hee saith hee well knoweth the arlate Hwenry
Baldero, William harris, and John Sheppard, and soe
hath donne for a long time, namely the said Henry
Baldero for about three yeeres last, and the said William
harris and John Sheppard, for about a yeere last, And
saith that they the said Baldero Ha[?rras] and Sheppard were, for, and
during all the moneths of March, Aprill, May, June
July, August, September, October, November and December
1658: the true, and Lawfull owners and Proprietors of
seaven Eight parts of the arlate ship the Katherine
(whereof John Thamson was master) and her tackle Apparell and furniture and soe likewise
at this Present they are, and ought to be, and soe they were
and are Comonly accomted. reputed, and taken, And
saith that the said John Thapson the master of the said
ship was the foresaid time, and at present is and ought to be the
true and Lawfull owner and Proprietor of the other
Eighth part of the said ship Catherine, and of her tackle
apparell and furniture, And soe hee is Comonly accounted
reputed and taken which hee knoweth for that the said John
Thampson (this Deponents Brother;) did the said other persons
aforenamed have of his sight and knowledge disbursed moneys
(as her owners) for her victualling and fitting out to sea on
voyage[?s] in question and further hee cannot depose./.

To the second hee saith that about tenne monethes since
the said owners did the said ship the Catherine
with tackle, Apparell and furniture and other Provisions
at Delphs=haven, at their owne Coste and Charge and from Delphs haven hee saith shee was
by the said owners designed to saile to Plymouth, and
from thence to Newfoundland, and from thence to O[XXXX GUTTER]
in Portugall (as hee beleeveth) The Premisses hee deposeth for
that [?this] deponents father was Part owner [XXXXX] which lay at Delphs haven the same time the [XXXX GUTTER]