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To the 7th hee hath not soe deposed./

To the last hee cannot Answer/:

ffrances Meed [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. Examined on the said Allegation.


Ralph Shephard of Horsey downe
Carpenter. aged 24 yeeres or thereabouts sworne
and Examined./.

To the first hee saith that hee this deponent belonged to the ship Iland
ffrigot which lay in the Road of Oratava and by the side of
the ship the Desire arlate at the time of her being there the voyage
in question. And thereby knoweth that during all the time that
the Island ffrigot Lay there (which was about Eight weekes
the said ship desired did not come within three quarters of
a mile at the least to the Place where the said ship the Alexander
Rid, not did at any time during the said Iland frigotts stay there
ride by or make fast to any of the buoyes Cables or Anchors
or buoy Ropes, belonging to the said ship the Alexander, neither
did the arlate Colquite Master of
the said ship desire during the said Time, cut or cause to be
cut any of the boyes buoy Ropes, Cables, or Anchors of the said
ship the Alexander, or any other ship, but what were his owne
which hee knoweth for that hee belonged to the said Island ffrigot
for All the time shee lay there as aforesaid; And further Cannot

To the second and third hee saith that the arlate ship the
Desire in the moneth of December last, shee then lying
in the Road of Oratava, was forced from her Anchors and
Cables, by meanes of stormes, and driven out to sea; and there
were buoyes left fastned thereto, and they intended to returne againe
and come to their owne Anchor[?s] by the Guidance of their boyes
and saith the said Colquite did loose three Anchors in the said
Roade the said voyage, by reason that the buoyes were kept under water
by meanes of Great Currants, and saith that many Anchors are
and have bin lost in the said Roade by meanes of the boyes being
kept under water by meanes of the Currants, and their
loosing, And saith that the said Colquite upon his returne
into the said Road the second time after hee had bin driven out
as aforesaid, did make fast the said ship the Desire to a slip Rope
or buoy, belonging to a ship whereof one Osborne was
Comander and Rid by that and her Sheate Anchor and and
rid soe about nine houres, and then the said Colquite in
regard hee could not loose his owne Rope that hee fastned
to the Buoy rope or buoy belonging to the said Osbornes
ship hee Cut his owne Rope, and for sometime rid
by his Sheat Anchor; And did noe Prejudice to the said
Bouy or Buoy Rope or Cable or Anchor belonging