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by fowle weather was forced to touch at Matanza, and afterwards to come
to Milford haven, which were the only ports shee came to since such
her departure from Truxilla, All which hee knoweth, going from place
to place in her, And further hee cannot depose, saving there was noe
freight paid or payable for the said lading, in regard the said Imployers were
alsoe owners of the said vessell.

To the fourth fifth and sixth hee saith that the said Bets managed the
steerage and was by the said Imployers put master of the said vessell
and was so to appeare untill her comming to the West Indies, unlesse
shee met with any fflandrians or Spaniards at sea, in which case Jacomo ?Utt
a dutch man (put in purposely therefore) was to appeare master of her
but in the West Indies John Lopez was to appeare Commander and merchant
both, and seene to doe all for his owne account, and saith their Instructions
were verball and not in writing, saving that Mr Tilly gave them a paper
purporting that shee was bound for Corasan (a place in the West Indias
belonging to the dutch) and that she belonged to the dutch West India
Company, which paper the said Jacomo was to show in case of meeting
with Spaniards, and in his custody it was and was as hee taketh it written in dutch. And
saith they had Invoices both of their outward and homewards goods but
noe bills of lading or charterpartie, which Invoices were in the custodie
of here said Mr Lopez, who (as hee supposeth) brought them to London. And
saith that while shee rode in Milford haven, being an open harbour, and
a shipp appearing (whome they suspected to be an Ostender) but proved
a Rotterdammer) this deponent desired that the English Invoices might
be hidd, which was accordingly donne, but after when shee appeared to
be a Rotterdammer, they were taken out and were brought ashore,
and saving that, hee knoweth not of any that
were hidd, nor were there any torne, burnt, throwne over board or
otherwise made away hat hee knoweth or beleeveth. And otherwise
negatively, saving hee never knew the said shipp before hee mett her and
that shee was soe bought as aforesaid at Amsterdam.

To the 7th hee saith there were twenty men and a boy belonging to the
said shipp when shee soe came to Milford, whereof seaven were Spaniards
the said John Lopez being one of the said Spaniards, and saith three of the
said Spaniards are in London, and the rest were left aboard And
further cannot depose.

To the 8th hee saith there were tenn guns in the said shipp when shee soe
came to Milford Haven, and that shee is of about seaven or eighty score tonnes
burthen, and that she had aboard her in silver two cups, one
salt, two trencher plates, seaven or eight spoones, and a tobacco box
and seaven or eight peeces of eight; which the said John Lopez had ashore
at Milford. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the last, negatively.

Peter Aylward [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE] [Five pointed star immediately to right of signature, in same black ink]

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin.