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from the said time of his coming to serve in the said shipp, and never knew
him in Spaine, and saw him last about three r foure dayes since in this house,
and saith hee was the Sopra cargo and alwaies looked to and after the shipps
marchandize, And otherwise cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the Interrogatorie in the second place hee answereth that hee knoweth not any
vessell by the name of Propatria, but saith the foresaid fflute that soe
mett the foresaid shipp the Saint Mary, was a dutch vessell, and
had taken in about six thousand of the said hides into her when the said
seizure happened, and should have taken in all the rest or as many of them
as shee could carry if the said seizure had not happened, and as was said
should gave carried them to Amsterdam. And further hee cannot answer
saving as aforesaid.

Theise three witnesses repeated
before doctor Godolphin.

The marke of the said +++ [MARKE] John Eering [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 6th day of May 1659

Croford against Middleton aforesaid:}
Cheeke, Suckley}

Examined upon the foresaid Allegation:


Rp. 3

John Bennet of Wapping Mariner aged
60 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and Examined

To the first hee saith that the arlate Thomas Middleton was
Master and Comander of the arlate ship the Elizabeth Mary for
and during all the yeeres iof our Lord 1645: 1646. 1657. 1648
1649 and 1650, and had for all that time the care and charge
of her as Master and soe hee was Commonly accounted which this Deponent
knoweth for that hee was on or about the 18th day of the moneth of October 1645
hired by the said Thomas Middleton to goe Quartermaster of the
said ship, and hath ever since belonged to the said ship; And
further cannot depose./.

To the second and 3d Articles of the said Allegation hee saith and
deposeth that, when this Deponent came first on board the said ship Elizabeth
and Mary, which was about the Latter end of October 1645 hee found
the arlate Andrew Hill on board the said ship; who served as Cooke
in her, but knoweth not the precise time that hee was hyred
for howe much hee was hyred, But verily beleeveth that hee
was hyred by the said Thomas Middleton, And saith that
of this Deponents Certaine knowledge the said Andrew Hill
did well Deserve the summe of Thirty shillings per moneth, for
the time hee served in the said ship; And saith that the
said Andrew Hill and this Deponent and the rest of the Mariners
of the said ship did enter into whole pay on the seaventh day
of December 1645. (being the Day that she departed from Gravesend)
And the said Hill sailed in the said ship from Gravesend to
the Straights and up and downe in the Straights, and served
in her from the time of his coming on board her here in the
River of Thames untill about foure yeeres after, and then dyed
in the said ships service, during all which time hee the said Hill