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William Stephens of Limehouse Marriner late
masters mate of the shipp the Jonathan (Robert
Graves comander) aged 28 yeares or therabouts
sworne and examined

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knoweth the producents Maurice Thompson, Thomas Canham
and Christofer Willoughbie and saith that they and companie were the
monethes arlate of the yeare 1656 freighters and Imployers of the said
shipp the Jonathan, and imployed and sent her out on a merchandizing
voyage from this port for the East Indies and places thereabouts for
their proper account, and they upon their account shee was to retourne
by her said Merchandizing imployment to this port, which hee knoweth
being Master Mate of her the said voyage, and going the voyage

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that within the said time
namely in or about the moneth of January 1656 the said shipp was quietly
trading in the parts of East India, and had aboard her a considerable
quantitie of goods and merchandizes which were for the said account
taken in [?on] the coast of Coromandell, and were to be transported
to Bantam, as were proper for Bantam trade and not elsewhere, and
were bought [?provided] and laded with purpose to be carried to
Bantam and there delivered, and the said commander and company
were carrying the said goods in the said shipp for Bantam where thee
same were to be [?vended] and bartered for the benefit accompt
of the said Imployers of the said shipp, which hee knoweth for the reason

To the third and fourth fifth and 6th articles hee saith that in the said time
namely in or about the said moneth of January 1656 English stile
the said shipp in her passage from the coast of [?Cormandel] for
Bantam, comming neere [?Pulliapajam] Iland about five leagues
distant from the Roade of Bantam, came [?acrosse] a Squadron
of ducth shipps consisting of five or six saile, which were in the
service of the dutch East India company (as the persons aboard them
acknowledged) one of the boates whereof came from one of the said
ducth shipps and haled the Jonathan and asking whence shee came
and whither bound, and being, and being answered that shee was an English shipp
comming from Cormandell bound for Bantam, the company [?in] the said
boate commanded her to come to their Generall, and the [?commander]
and company of the Jonathan [?holding] in their course they of the said
boate called out to their shipp being one of the said dutch shipps that
was nere at hand, and willed the company aboard her to shoote at
the Jonathan and accordingly the said shipp fired a gun [?XX XXX]
towards the shipp Jonathan [?with the ?XXXX XXX XXX XXXX]
[?by] the Admirall of the said Squadron, [?XXXXXXXXXX]
[?XXX XXX XX Admirall XXX the said XXX having the XXX XXX]