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moneths arlate happening in the yeare 1649 and during the moneths
of March Aprill May June July August September October November
December Januaray ffebruary and March 1650 and untill Aprill 1651 the arlate Thomas
Ewen was Master and Commander of the arlate shipp the Scipio and had
the care and charge of her as Master committed unto him by her Owners
this hee the better knoweth for that hee was the sayd Ewens his Mate
during the voyage in question./

To the second hee saith that in the moneths of September October November
December and January 1648 the sayd shipp Scipio was lying in the River of
Thames takeing in goods for a tradeing voyage for which shee was bound from
this Port of London to be made to the Straights or the places neere there
about and soe to returne and thence to this port of London and for such
a tradeing voyage from London to the streights and back againe the sayd Edward hyred this
deponent at London to goe his mate, and the sayd shipp at her goeing
from this port of London which was in the moneth of January 1648
had then noe designe of goeing to Brazeele or any other parts of
the West Indies that this deponent knoweth of the sayd Ewens not
hyring this deponent to goe any other voyage to and from London
to the streights and back againe for London And further to this article
hee cannot depose not being privie to the hyreing of any other of
the Mariners of the sayd shipp nor knowing upon what rates or
conditions they were hyred./

To the 3: 4th and 5th articles hee saith that before the goeing forth of the
sayd shipp the arlate Humfrey ffosse was hyred to goe Boatswaine
and the arlate John Tucker Quartermaster and the arlate Charles Howgate a fore
mast man of the sayd shipp Scipio the voyage in question, and saith hee
this deponent was hyred at fifty shillings a month which is the usuall
rate or rates lesse than usually Mates of shipps who goe a voyage to
the Streights and thence back to London have, And further for the reason
in his foregoeing deposition declared hee cannot depose saving hee
saith hee knoweth the sayd ffosse Tucker and Howgate with the rest of
the sayd shipp Scipio her company proceeded upon her voyage from London
to Genoa in the Streights and there discharged her ladeing and
tooke in some goods there and went with them to
Ligorne where fayling of their designe they landed the goods brought
from Genoa and went from Ligorne to Allecant and there laded goods
and went therewith to Lisbon and there unladed them And further saving
his subsequent Deposition hee cannot depose./

To the 6th and 7th articles of the allegation hee saith that after the sayd
shipp Scipio had at Lisbone discharged her Ladeing brought from
Allecant the sayd Thomas Ewans her Master did take upon him a new
Voyage to be made from Lisbon to Brazeele and thence back to Lisbon
and having contracted with her ffreighters about the same then made the same
knowne to his Company who not being hyred when they came
from England to goe any such voyage the most of them disliked the
sayd voyage and refused to goe that voyage it being beyond the
Lyne and an unhealthyfull voyage unlesse they might have an encrease