at Sea neere the Southward Cap[?a] laden w … at Sea neere the Southward Cap[?a] laden with Butter, Tallow, hides<br />
pipe staves and Salman bound for Saint Lucar for the accompt of<br />
some Irish Men who had formerly taken the said ship from the<br />
said dad. And saith that at the said tyme of the said ships being<br />
brought into Leghorne the said Master bye himselfe and diverse<br />
of his company did tell this deponent who when they came first into that Rode was abord the ''Sampson'' that shee was the said<br />
Paul Dads ship and some of them he saith then said in this deponents hearing<br />
and presence that thay should bee never a penny the better for the said<br />
Ship because she belonged to the said Dad. Howbeit hee saith that<br />
after the said ship had bin at leghorne a while, the said Captaine<br />
Ashley did there sell away and dispose of her and her ladeing<br />
to his owne use which hee knoweth to bee true because hee<br />
this deponent was offered a Command in the said ship by the merchant<br />
that bought her att leghorne of the said Ashley and was there<br />
when hee soe sold the same, and then and there heard it publiquelye<br />
famed and reported that shee was the very same ship which did<br />
formerly belong unto the said Dad and did well knowe her soe to bee. And otherwise hee<br />
To the last Interrogatorie hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.<br />
And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the Crosse Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee hath knowne the In[?terrogated] William<br />
Ashley by the space of theise thirteene yeares, And saith hee<br />
is not any wayes of kin to the producent nor doth hee affect [?anie GUTTER]<br />
of the parties litigant more then another but wisheth that iustice may<br />
take place [?h]erein. And further hee cannot depose
To the second Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively to every part<br />
To the third hee saith that hee sawe the ship interrogated in the<br />
possession of William Ashleye at Ligorne and was himselfe abord<br />
her at that tyme.
To the last hee saith hee hath not soe deposed.
Repeated before doctor Extorn.
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The 29th day of September 1651.
Thomas Awres and Companye against}<br />
the ship the ''Arke of Noah'' and goods}<br />
therein taken by the ship the ''Harry''}<br />
of London whereof the said Awres}<br />
is commander. Smith}
Examined upon the Allegation on the behalfe of the<br />
said An[?wres] and Companye.
'''Bp. Rp. jus.'''
'''William Varvell''' of Wapping in the<br />
parishe of Stepney Mariner aged 48 yeares<br />
or thereabouts sworne and Examined
To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth<br />
THat hee referreth himselfe to the order of the Right honorable<br />
[XXX GUTTER]e Right honorable<br />
[XXX GUTTER] +