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Deponent and Company did with much Care paines and Dilligence
stop the said hole made by the said sheat Anchor, and, freed
her of the water, which shee had received in at the the said Hold
and at other places. as aforesaid. and saith that when the
said ship departed from the Barbadoes, and untill the said
storme came and happened the said ship was strong
strong and Tight, and was well fitted with all manner
of necessaryes and materialls for the said voyage, and was
not over laden, but was able to beare the Lading which was
then on board her. and saith her sheath Anchor was well
and sufficiently fastened to the side of the said ship; untill
the same was washed from the same by the said storme,
And saith that what dammage did happen to the said ship
and Lading the said time, happened meerely by the said
tormy and windy weather, and not by any insufficiency
in the said ship, or any fault of or in this deponent, or any of his
Company. The premises hee Deposeth for the reasons
aforesaid: And further cannot Depose.

To the 6th hee referreth himselfe to the Registry of this Court

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true.


The Tenth day of March 1658

Examined on the said Allegation

Rp 2nd

Richard James of Limehouse. Boatswaine
of the ship the Oporto Merchant aged 30 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne and Examined:

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth that
hee verily beleeveth that the arlate Mr Rowland Hill and Company
for theis twelve monethes last, have bin, and at present are
the true and lawfull owners of the arlate ship the Oporto
Merchant (whereof Thomas Cheevers is Master) and of her tackle and
furniture and things belonging unto her, and soe they are Comonly
accounted. The premises hee deposeth for that hee hath bin
boatswaine of the said ship the Oporto Merchant for about thirteene
monethes last, And otherwise cannot depose:

To the second hee saith that the said ship the Oporto Merchant
Coming from the Barbadoes Laden with Sugars, Cotton & some Indico
for the account of Sir James Drax. Mr Wood and severall other Merchants
Bound for this Port of London; in her Course hether was neere the Westerne Islands
on or about the twentieth day of January, last, there happened and
rose a very great and violent storme; which Continued very violent for
about Eight or Tenn houres, the winde being then at West, and
saith that for the preservation of the said ship, Lading and men on board
her, her Company ranne her before the sea, under her foreCourse
halfe mast high; and which they ranne her soe, her Stemme gave way