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The 19th. of March 1659 [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of John Jefferyes and}
Company touching thee Hopewell}
Arthur Perkins Master aforesaid}

Examined upon the saide Allegation given in
on the behalfe of the said Jefferyes
and Company./.

vide zz ./.

Rp. 4us.

John Taylor of Limehouse Marriner
late Boatswaine of the Ship the hopewell
Arthur Perkins Master, aged about 35 yeeres
Sworne and Examined saith and deposeth
as followeth:

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith that
the arlate James Jenkins, Thomas Burton and Richard
Netmaker (whom this deponent well knoweth) and Company
were the true and Lawfull owners of the said ship
the Hopewell in the moneth of December 1657: (in
which moneth shee was set out on the voyage in question).
and soe they Continued and were at the time of
her seizure hereafter mentioned, which hee knoweth
for that in or about the said moneth of December 1657, hee
sawe the said Jenkins and Netmaker on behalfe of themselves
and the rest of the said Ships Owners and alsoe the said Burtons man come to the said Ships
side, and on board her. about giving of orders, and
further deposeth not./:

To the second article hee saith that in or about the said
moneth of December 1657 there was laden and put
on board the said ship in the River of Thames a Cargoe
of Goods consisting in Linnen and Woollen Cloath, East India stuff, Searges,
Beads, Glasses, Muskets, Pistolls, Strongwaters, Brandewines,
white wine and Clarret, Silke Stockings, Suits and Cloakes
shoes, Knives, sizers Combs Pins, Needles, Thimbles, Thred
ffish hooks, Bells, Locks, Lead and severall other Comodityes.
Which said Cargoe of Goods hee saith was soe put aboard
the said Ship for the Account of the said Jenkins Burton
Netmaker and Company the owners of the said ship, And
the said Burtons man came along with most of the
said Cargoe to see it put aboard the said ship
of this Deponents sight and knowledge. And the said Lading
was soe put on board the said ship, to be carried in
her to the Coast of Affrica. there to be barterred
away for Negroes, and Elephants Teeth, and other
Merchandizes, and the said Negroes, Teeth and other merchan-
dizes were to be carried in the said ship to Barbados or
Virginia, there to be trucked away for Tobaccoes
Sugar or other goods for the account of the said
Jenkins, and the rest of the said Owners. The Premisses