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The 29th of Aprill 1659:

A Busines of Examination of}
witnesses on the behalfe of}
Jane Hughes concerning the}
[GUTTER XXXX] the Thomas Bonadventures and against}
the owners of the said}

Examined upon an Allegation Given in on behalfe of
the said Jane hughes.



Henry Hughes of Depford in the County of
kent Marchant aged 28 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and examined.

To the first article of the said alleagtion hee saith and deposeth that in and for all
the time arlate, the arlate George hughes deceased was master and commander of
the ship the Thomas Bonadventure arlate and had the Care and
Charge of her as Master Comitted unto him by the Owners and Proprietors
of the said ship, and made severall voyages in her, as Master of her,
and for Master of her for all the time arlate hee the said George hughes was Comonly accounted and
reputed; which hee knoweth because hee this deponent saw him execute the said place
of master for all the said time, and went voyages in her in the yeeres 1651. 1652 and
1653 as Purser of her, and kept the account as to the said owners.

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that within the time aforesaud
the said George hughes did lay out, disburse and expend diverse summes of
money amounting in all to elaven hundred fourtie and eight pounds
sterling in abd about the said shipps provisioning, repairing, mens wages
and other necessarie occasions, which hee knoweth because hee this deponent as Purser
aforesaid kept the accounts of the said shipps expenses and charges [?and] of
the said masters disbursements thereabouts, and hath the said accounts now
with him, and further saith that over and besides the said summes
soe disbursed by the said George hughes amounting as aforesaid, there are
due to severall tradesm[?]an of whom commodities and aterialls
were taken for the said shipps use and service within the time aforesaid
wherein the said George hughes was soe master of her, severall
summes of money amounting in all to the summe of foure hundred and
eightie pounds and fourteene shillings, which with the foresaid summe
disbursed as aforesaid amounts in all to sixteene hundred twenty
nine pounds and thirteene shillings as by the said booke of accounts is
to be seen, and saith that all the said moneys were due to the said George
in his life time and by him payable, and are still due to and payable by Jane hughes his Executrix,
and saith the said owners [?haveing] perused the said account have allowed
and approved thereof, and acknowledged the said moneys to be due as

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.



The same day:

Examined on the said Allegation./


Thomas Fisher: Living at ffleete Bridge
London Fishmonger, aged 46 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and Examined:/:

To the first and second articles of the said allegation hee saith that about six
monethes since this deponent being made choise of
as an Arbitrator betweene the owners of the shipp the Thomas Bonadventure
and Jane the Relict of George hughes late Comander of the said shipp
deceased touching the disbursements of the said George to the shipps use and
occasions and the debts of the said shipp, did peruse the accounts and
stated the same and as an Arbitrator indifferently [?chosen] [XXXXd] and
declared (as hee saith the truth was [XXXX] that there was due by and from
the said shipps owners to the said Jane as Executrix of her said husband
for moneys by him [XXX] out as master in and about her necessarie occasions