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The 9th day of March 1658

Rowland Hill John Hill and Company owners of}
the Oporto Merchant. Thomas Chevers Master}
against Sir James Drax Knight Richard higgins Tho:}
kendall, James Wych and Robert Welding}
Merchants in particular and all others in}
Generall that have or pretend to have any}
rights, Titles, or interest in the goods wares and}
Merchandizes lately brought in the sayd ship}
to this port from the Barbadoes in a Cause}
of Damage and average. Suckley.}

Rp 1.

Thomas Chevers
of Limehouse in the
parish of Stepney
Mariner, Master of the
ship the Oporto Merchant
aged 28 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and Examined.

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith that hee hath well
knowne the arlate the ship the Oporto Merchant whereof this deponent
is nowe Master for about Twelve monethes last, and well
knoweth that the arlate Rowland Hill John Hill, and Andrew
Hopegood and Company for all the said time
were the true and lawfull owners and proprieto:rs of the
said ship and of her tackle Apparell, and furniture,
and for such being Comonly accounted and reputed: And further
hee cannot depose.

To the second hee saith the said ship the Oporto Merchant in
her course from Barbadoes to this Port of London
Loade (sic) with Sugars, Cotton and Indico and other Comodityes
for the account of the arlate Sir James Drax Richard Higgins
Thomas kendall James Wych Robt We?lding and others did meet
with neere the fflowers and Calves, on or about the
twentieth day of January last a greate and violente storme
which did soe continue for about sixteene houres, the
winde being then at West, And the said ship running
before the sea, under her foresaile, the said ships sterne
gave way, and this deponent and Company were forced
to hand the said foresaile of the said ship, and lye under
a mizen, And saith that the seas being very high brake
the said ships Tiller, which did much endanger the looser the
said ships Rudder, and Sterne Post; And at the helme
Port hee saith the said ship, shiped under water which came
into the hold of the said ship, And the weather being very
Tempestuous, and the violent winde continueing, the said
ships Missen saile was blowne away, and lost, and by
Meanes of looseing the Misen, the said ship lay broad off
to the sea, and by reason thereof shipped a very violent sea
which washed overboard the Sheate Anchor, and the long boate