24. November 1651.
On the behalf of Rober … 24. November 1651.
On the behalf of Robert English}<br />
Merchant against the shipp called}<br />
the ''dorcas'' etcetera.}
On the libell given in on the behalf of the<br />
said English Examined./
'''James How''' of the parish of Saint Saviours London woodmonger<br />
aged 65 yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined<br />
deposeth as followeth
To the first article of the said Libell hee saith and deposeth, that for<br />
and dureing all the time arlate the arlate Thomas Sandwell was Master<br />
and Comander of the shipp the ''dorcas'' arlate and had the care and chardge<br />
thereof, and for such during all the time aforesaid was comonly<br />
accompted reputed and taken, which hee knoweth for that hee hath<br />
sometimes bought of him part of his said shipps lading of Coales when<br />
hee hath bin Master thereof as aforesaid And further hee cannot depose.
To the iith article of the said libell hee saith that the<br />
said Thomas Sandwell being (as hee conceiveth) [?remooved] from the comand<br />
of the said shipp, one Samuell James within the time arlate or moneth of [XXXX] following brought the<br />
said shipp with the Coales arlate upp to this Port of London, and there [?proceeded]<br />
to sell said the Coales unto this deponent who offored him<br />
fortie pounds [?ascore] for everyone and twenty Chaldron to the [?score]<br />
which the said James refuseing, this deponent saith that hee did credibly heare<br />
and was certainely informed that the said Samuell James sould the said<br />
coales to one Robert Lott att the Iron gate for thirtie three pounds the score<br />
And further hee knoweth not saveing the said James tould this deponent<br />
also as much that hee had sould the coales but for 33 li the score as aforesaid
To the 13.th hee saith hee cannot depose.
To the rest hee is not Examined bydirection of the producent.
James how [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
The said day Examined On the Libell<br />
given in on the behalf of the said Robert<br />
English against Bowdell)<br />
[GUTTER XXX] the shipp the ''Unicorne''}<br />
[GUTTER XXXX] [?Robinson] Master etcetera}
'''James Howe''' aforesaid, sworne and Examined as aforesaid deposeth<br />
as followeth that is to say//.
To the Tenth article hee saith that within the time arlate, And after the said shipp<br />
the ''Unicorne'' comeing from Newcastle with the Coales arlate to this port<br />
of London, hee this deponent did buy of the arlate John Robinson then Master<br />
of the said shipp, about an hundred and fortie Chaldron of coales<br />
, for which hee saith hee<br />
paid unto the said Robinson for [?each ?score] (being [?allowed] 21 chaldron to the [?score] the sume of<br />
twentie five pounds sterling every score and further hee cannot depose.
To the 11th hee saith hee cannot depose.
To the rest hee is not Examined by direction of the producent./
Repeated in both causes before doctor Exton./
James how [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]or Exton./
James how [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE] +