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did signe three bills of ladeing all of one tenor for the sayd
two chests of hatts and some other goods laden aboard the sayd shipp
and alsoe mentioned in the sayd bill of ladeing And hee this deponent
verily beleveeth and is in deede well assured that the schedule Interrate
now showne to him at the tyme of this his examination us a true coppy
of one of the sayd bills of ladding soe signed by the sayd Browning
for the sayd two chests of hatts and other goods herein mentioned And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot depose

To the 3 and 4th Interrogatories hee saith that after the sayd two chests of hatts were
soe laden on board the ffrancis and John a factory of them and the contents of
them (whereof the seconde schedule Interrogate now shewed to him at the
tyme of this his examination is of his certayne knowledge a true
coppy) was delivered unto him this deponent being the Interrogated George
dethick And saith hee being supracargoe and on board the ffrancis
and John at the tywme when the sayd shipp and the sayd two chests of
hatts and other her ladeing were seized by the Captaines and Commanders
of certayne men of warr in service of the dutch East India Company
thereby knoweth that the sayd two chests of hatts were among other
the goods aboard the sayd shipp seized and came to the hands
and possession of the sayd Comanders and their Companyes and the Owners of them utterly deprived of them [?dutch].

To the 5th Interrogatorie hee saith that the sayd two Chests of hatts
as by the Invoice of them delivered unto him appeareth were worth
one hundred and two pounds tenn shillings sterling or thereabouts
in England but what profitt they would have yeilded at Bantam or else where
in the East Indies in bartering or selling hee knoweth not And further
cannot answere/.

George Dethick [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day

Rp 2

Robert Davies of London haberdasher aged
sixty two yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse
sworne before the right Worshipfull John Godolphin
doctor of Lawe one of the Judges of the high Court
of Admiralty saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first Interrogatorieie hee saith that hee this deponent being a
haberdasher by trade knowes that the Interrogate Sir John Dethick
John Bankes Hugh fforth and Company did in the moneth of ffebruary 1656
buy of this deponent thirty eight or thirty nyne beaver hatts and
felt hatts and caused this deponent to pack them up in his
chests to be sent a board a certayne shipp
called (as hee hath learnt and beleeveth) the ffrancis and John Captaine Browning Commander and then
lyeing in the River of Thames bound upon a tradeing voyage for
Bantam in the Indies, and to deliver or cause them to be delivered
aboard the sayd shipp to be transported in her for ther Accompt to
Bantam aforesayd, And saith that hee according to their order did
pack up the sayd hatts in two Chests and went with them to the Customes