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The 21th of March 1658

The ffrancis and John


Edward Hannings of Stepney Mariner aged 25 or thereabouts
sworne as is the acts of Court before the right worshipfull John Godolphin doctor
of lawes one of the Judges of the high Court of the Admiralty of England and
examined upon certain Interrogatories ministred on behalfe of the Relict and executrix of Godfrey
Jones, late Gunner of the ffrancis and John.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith the interrogated Godfrey Jonas (whom hee well
knew) was Gunner of the ship the ffrancis and John (Laurence Browning Master)
and departed this life at Batavia in East India about fourteene monthes
since, which hee knoweth being his mate and aboard the said Shipp.

To the second hee saith that when the said shipp the ffrancis and John was
taken by the shipps of the dutch East India company neere Bantham (which
was about sixteene monethes since) the said Godfrey Jonas had two parcells
of white pepper aboard her worth eleaven pounds sterling, as alsoe five muskets and a fowling peece worth twenty shillings a peece
fowre Jarrs of greene ginger, worth eight pounds sterling five pistols worth 5 shillings a peece three Cases of Racca?pet
and two cases of Wrack, the said five cases worth one with another twelve shillings
a peece, and were all the goods of and belonging to the said Jonas, and
by the said capture came to those of the said dutch shipps by whom hee
was deprived thereof, of this deponents sight and knowledge.

The marke of the [MARKE WRITTEN AS 'E'] said Edw: Hannings.


The 29th: day of March 1659./.

William Craford and Anne his}
wife Executors of the last will}
and Testament of Andrew Hill}
against the ship the Elizabeth and Mary}
whereof Thomas Middleton deceased was Master)
and against [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] Middleton the Relict}
and Administratrix of the goods Chattells and}
Debts of the said Thomas Middleton deceased}
Cheeke. Suckley}

Examined upon an Allegation on the
behalfe of the said Craford:/.

Rp. J.

Thomas Hale of Stepney Mariner
aged 45 yeeres or thereabouts Sworne
and Examined saith and Deposeth
as followeth: videlicet./.

To the first hee saith that for and during all the yeeres 1645
1646: 1647: 1648: 1649: and 1650 the arlate Thomas Middleton
was Master and Comander of the arlate ship the Elizabeth and
Mary, and was as hee beleeveth put in Master of her by her owners The
Premisses hee deposeth for that the greatest part of the foresaid
Time hee was Boatswaine and Masters Mate of The said Ship
And further cannot depose:/:

To the second hee saith that about the seaventh day of ffebruary
1646: hee this deponent first came on board the said ship to serve in
her, and then found the arlate Andrew Hill in her, who served
in the Quality of Cooke on board her. and saith that hee the
said Cooke was Comonly accounted and reputed on board the
said Ship, to have come on board her to serve in the Quality
aforesaid in or about the moneth of October 1645 And saith that
the said Hill had about thirty shillings per
moneth the said Voyage; And that
from the said time of this deponent coming on board thee