company since Aprill last, and hath not bi … company since Aprill last, and hath not bin out of England in that<br />
space, more than when hee was at sea in the said man of warr in<br />
the service aforesaid.
To the 6th hee saith the said goods of the ''Saint John'' for the reason aforesaid<br />
are in his judgement good prize to the taker, and soe hee should adjudge<br />
them, and saith hee beleeveth hee hath already given out, or to the<br />
same effect. And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16 and 17 hee hath not soe deposed and<br />
therefore they concerneth him not.
To the 18 hee saith hee can writte and reade, and learned the same in<br />
To the 19th hee saith hee can read written hand in dutch very<br />
well, and understandingly, and in English hee can reade the names in<br />
a Commission, And some few words besides.
To the 20th hee saith that hee hath very often seene the foresaid<br />
Commission at sea, not remembring any of the precise dayes<br />
wherein hee sawe the same. And otherwise cannot answer.
To the 21th hee saith the said Commission was in the name of the<br />
mr Goodwin and company, which hee knoweth having seene and<br />
perused the names therein, and seene the same last the time aforesaid<br />
upon showing the same to the said derrick Ryn, but hee remembreth<br />
not the date of the said Commission. And otherwise saving as<br />
aforesaid hee cannot answer.
Jan de vos [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
The 4th of March 1655 [CENTRE HEADING]
Mayor and the ''William and ffrance''}<br />
and against knight. Clements. Smith.}
Examined upon the libell.
'''Isaac Mayers''' of Horsey downe Shipwright<br />
aged 24 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined
To the first árticle hee cannot depose, not knowing William knight<br />
or other the owners arlate.
To the second árticle hee saith and deposeth that within the time arlate<br />
the Lighter the ''William and ffranch'' arlate was and remained in the<br />
River of Thames, and was and stoode in greate neede of reparation,<br />
and that in or about the moneth of November 1654 shee was by the<br />
lighter man of her brought to the wharfe of the producent John Mayer<br />
to horsey downe to be repaired and hee the said John (who had formerly<br />
severall times repaired her) undertooke the said worke at the request of<br />
the said lighterman who came in the name of the arlate mr<br />
Coltman, and when the said producent had begun to search and try her<br />
defects, hee found her soe much out of repaire and soe rotten, that<br />
hee refused to proceede on in her repaire till hee spake with mr<br />
Coltman who recommended the said worke unto him; whereupon mr<br />
Coltman accompanied with mr dandy wharfinger of the Customshouse<br />
came over, and viewed the said lighter and being made acquainted with<br />
her defects, hee desired the said John Mayor to goe on and to repaire<br />
her in what ever was needfull, which hee accordingly did, and<br />
hired men and laid out moneys for their wages and for materialls,<br />
and saith the said repaires happened and were done in or about<br />
the moneth of November 1654 and that the particulars thereof<br />
were in all things and of the severall valewes mentioned in the schedule<br />
annexedtioned in the schedule<br />