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HCA 13/71 f.101v Annotate
First transcribed 5 September 2012  +
First transcriber Colin Greenstreet  +
Folio 101  +
Parent volume HCA 13/71  +
Side Verso  +
Status Uploaded image; transcribed on 05/09/2012  +
Transcription her, had they not in obeissance as aforesaher, had they not in obeissance as aforesaid Lowred sailes, and attended<br /> the said English frigatt, And this hee saith and affirmeth. to be true and<br /> notorious of this deponents sight and certaine knowledge To the 7th and 8th articles of the said Allegation hee saith, That presently<br /> upon the said Capture made by the said English friggatt, the Captaines of<br /> the said frenchman of warr went aboard the said friggatt and demanded the<br /> said shipp fortune and Ladeing as a Prize of right to them belonging, but<br /> being denyed the same went shortly after, aboard the English then Commander<br /> in chief rideing in the downes about two leagues distant from the said<br /> seizure, where having also demanded the said shipp fortune and Lading<br /> as their just and lawfull Prize, the said Commander: (as this deponent underst[?andeth GUTTER]<br /> from the said Captaine Bonnard upon his returne) told them hee must<br /> write to London about it, and if hee received order from his Superiors<br /> to restore the same to the said french Captaines hee would doe it, otherwise<br /> hee could not discharge her being shee was boarded and taken by the<br /> English, or to that or the Like effect, And further cannot depose To the 9th hee saith, the said shipp ''Goulden Eagle'' was and is a shipp of<br /> about 100. tunnes burthen, having aboard her about 100. eaters, and 12<br /> gunns, and the said shipp ''Mary Royall'' was and is of the burthen of<br /> about 70. tonnes, and had aboard her at the time aforesaid about 100. eaters<br /> and nine peeces of Ordnance, and that either of the sayd shipps alone was<br /> sufficiently able to have taken the shipp fortune, if they had not<br /> bin hindred and retarded by the English as aforesaid, The reasons of<br /> his knowledge hee hath predeposed/ To the 10th hee saith, That as this deponent and contests have observed justlie<br /> their late coming to London, the said shipp ''fortune'' being unladen in the<br /> Port, had in her a lading of wynes and brandewine of Nantes, and<br /> were certainely bound for fflanders as aforesaid. but to whom consigned<br /> or for whose particular accompt or accompts hee saith hee knoweth not<br /> And further cannot depose./ To the last hee saith his foregoing deposition is true To the Crosse Interrogatories/:- [CENTRE HEADING] To the first hee saith, hee never knew the shipp fortune interrate<br /> till the time of the chase and seizure predeposed To the second, hee saw not the lading nor knoweth any of the [?persons interate GUTTER] To the third hee referreth To his foregoeing deposition, And further knoweth [?not GUTTER] To the 4th hee saith hee was not aboard the shipp fortune interrate,<br /> And therefore cannot depose./ To the 5th hee saith, the said seizure was made about a league from<br /> the English coast, but not under the Command of any English fort nor<br /> Castle; nor under shott of any English shipp or shipps of warr lyeing<br /> at anchor for the defence of this Commonwealth./ To the 6th hee saith, the said frenchmen of warr never deserted the [?pXXXX GUTTER]<br /> aforesaid, till the Capture predeposed, and that their further pursuite<br /> of the ''fortune'' was about a league distance from the English Coast<br /> but not under any such Command or shott as is interrate:-/ Repeated in Court with his precontests/ Feban Merchier [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]ests/ Feban Merchier [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]  +
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