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HCA 13/71 f.123r Annotate
First transcribed 5 September 2012  +
First transcriber Colin Greenstreet  +
Folio 123  +
Parent volume HCA 13/71  +
Side Recto  +
Status Uploaded image; transcribed on 05/09/2012  +
Transcription The same day. Examined upon the sayd allegThe same day. Examined upon the sayd allegation. '''3:''' '''John Nutting''' of Wapping in the County of Middlesex late Carpenter<br /> of the sayd shipp ''Susan and Anne'', aged twenty three yeares<br /> or thereabouts sworne and examined saith as followeth. videlicet. To the first second and third arles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith<br /> he was Carpenter of and sayled in the sayd shipp the voyage in question<br /> and thereby knowes, that the sayd shipp under the Command of George<br /> Boys arlate departed with her lading of sugars from the Barbadoes<br /> bound for this Port of London in the month of August last past and<br /> that afterwards being upon her Course a violent storme or Hurricano<br /> mett with her which carryed away her foremast, and brought in great<br /> store of water betwixt her deckes, and putt shipp and lading and<br /> the mens lives into such danger that to prevent their utter perishing<br /> the sayd Boys and Company were necessitated and did cutt downe their<br /> mainmast, and allso to cutt a hole that the water might passe into the<br /> hold for feare the shipp should otherwise have bene oversett, and that the<br /> pumpes might be able to worke, And saith that the sayd Storme did<br /> continue neere three dayes, and in very good extremity for the<br /> greater part of that tyme, by reason of all which the sayd shipp<br /> was forced to putt in to the Bermudaos there to be fitted agayne<br /> for her sayd voyage, which was done accordingly, and a Pilott<br /> hired to conduct her from those islands, howbeit he saith that the<br /> wind Scanting upon the sayd shipp she did (notwithstanding the diligence<br /> of the sayd Pilot to prevent it) strike upon the rockes, and so caught<br /> a leake, so as much water came in and very great dammage might<br /> thereby have happened had not the Mariners diligently plyed their<br /> pumpes, which hee saith they did and so preserved the sayd shipp and her<br /> lading, the sayd disaster of sinking upon the rockes happened as hee<br /> saith about the beginning of November <u>1655.</u> last past. And further<br /> saith that when the sayd shipp being on her Course for London came<br /> neere the English Coast she mett with a feirce and raging storme<br /> which carryed away the greater part of her sayles and putt her in<br /> great danger of perishing. Of all which this deponent was<br /> an eyewitnes and otherwise cannot depose. To the fourth and last arles of the sayd allegation this deponent saith that the<br /> sayd shipp when she so came from the Barbadaos was an able and stanch<br /> shipp and sufficiently provided for such a voyage, and that the sugars<br /> and lading on board her were well stowed and dennaged; And saith<br /> moreover that the sugars became much endammaged by the water that<br /> came into the sayd shipp by meanes of the stormes and disasters aforesayd,<br /> which sayd dammage hee saith did wholly happen by reason and occasion<br /> of the sayd storme or Hurricano, and leakes so caused as aforesayd<br /> and not by the fault or negligence of the sayd Master and Company who<br /> hee saith did their dutyes in preventing dammage so farr as was possible<br /> which hee knoweth sayling in the sayd shipp as aforesayd. And lastly for<br /> satisfaction of Mr [?Walsons] [XXXX] saith that the heads of the Caskes that came<br /> out did so come out by the working of the shipp in the violence of the sayd<br /> tempests. And that the sayd Master or Mariners did not breake open the same nor<br /> embezell any of the goods so farr as hee knoweth, beleiveth or hath heard<br /> And otherwise he cannot depose John Nutting[?e] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]ose John Nutting[?e] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]  +
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