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To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith hee hath knowne
the arlate Ship the Oporto Merchant for about two yeeres
Last, and saith the arlate Mr Hill, hath bin for all the said
time Comonly accounted a part owneer of the said Ship
and of her tackle and furniture, and further hee cannot

To the second hee saith that the sayed Ship the Oporto Merchant
being laden at the Barbadoes, with Sugars and Cottons and
some other merchandizes for the account of several merchants
Departed from thence bound for this Port of London and
in her Course hetherward, neere the Islands fflowers
and Calves, being two of the Westerene Islands on
or about the 20th day of January last, shee met with
a great, and violent Storme; which Continued about
sixteene houres very violent, the Winde being then
at West, and the said. shipp tunning before the Sea, for
her better preservation) under a foresaile, her sterne gave
way, And thereupon, her Company were forced to
hang their foresaile, and lye under a mizen, and
the said Ships Tiller by Violence of the said Storme
was broken, which did much endanger her Rudder and
sterne post, and by meanes of the breaking of her Tiller
the said Ship, shee receaved much water in at her helme Port which
came into the said Ships hold, and the said Ships mizen [XXX GUTTER]
by the violence and force of the said Storme was Torne in
peeces. and the greatest part of it blowne away, and the
said Ship lying broad off to the sea, shipped a great
Sea, which washed over board her sheath Anchor, which
was fastned by the said Ships side and washed her Boate
and Skiffe, to Leewards, and the said Anchor, hanging
by a Rope where with it was fastned to the said Ships
side, and the said Ship, Turning or rowling too and
fro, the said Anchor bilged a hole, neere the Lough of the
Said Ship, and made a Leake in her, through which there
went some water, and their being as aforesaid much
water receaved at the helme Port of the said Ship, the said
Ship had about foure foote water in her hold, which
caused the said Ship to lye dead in the Sea. And saith that
by the Violence and Duration of the said Storme and the p[XXX GUTTER]
aforesaid, the said Ship and her Lading and Company
on board her were in Great Danger of Sinking and
Perishing in the Sea The premisses hee deposeth being on board
the said Ship the said time, and Carpenter of her. And
Otherwise cannot depose.