The 7th of March 1655. [CENTRE … '''A.3.'''
The 7th of March 1655. [CENTRE HEADING]
Alderman ffrederick and others against}<br />
Keate and others. Budd. Smyth}
Explained upon the foresaid allegation
'''Captaine Edward Hall''' of the parish of Saint<br />
Mary Magdalene Bermondsey in the County of<br />
Surrey Esquire, aged 55 yeeres or thereabouts<br />
sworne and examined.
To the fifth article hee hath saith and deposeth that the direct way of<br />
sailing from Salina trade of Cyprus for London is to course to<br />
the Straights mouth, which hee knoweth having Long frequented those<br />
parts in the way of navigation. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the sixth hee saith that in case the arlate George Hughes<br />
at any other had sailed the ''Thomas Bonadventure'' or anyother shipp<br />
in a right course with ffaire weather from. Salina trade to the Straights mouth or from<br />
Zant and to the Straights mouth, have or they had had now made to have<br />
come to Corsica, which hee knoweth for the reason aforesaid. and<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the seaventh article hee deposeth that the direct way of sailing<br />
from Salina Roade of Cyprus and to the Straights mouth is<br />
645 leagues or thereabouts, and that to saile from Salina roade<br />
to Zant and thense to the Straights mouth is 662 leagues or thereabouts<br />
which is 17 leagues or thereabouts out of the right way of sailing<br />
from Salina Roade to the Straights mouth, which hee knoweth having<br />
used those parte in sailing, and hath lately<br />
received his cards and plats about the distances of the said places.<br />
and other wise hee cannot depose.
To the 8th hee saith that the direct cause of sailing from Zant<br />
to the Straights mouth is 400 leagues or thereabouts, and that to<br />
saile from Zant to Corsica and thence to the Straights mouth<br />
is 490 leagues or thereabouts, which is 90 leagues or thereabouts out<br />
of the direct way of sailing from Zant to the Straights mouth.<br />
and further that to saile from Zant to Ligone and thense to the<br />
Straights mouth is further by 8 or 10 leagues or thereabouts, that to<br />
saile from Corsica to the Straights mouth, yeelding a reason of<br />
his knowledge as aforesaid.
To the nineth article hee saith and deposeth that from Salina<br />
Roade in Cyprus to saile to the Straights mouth by the way of Zant<br />
and so to Corsica is about 750 leagues, which is about 105 leagues<br />
out of the direct way, of sailing from Cyprus to the Straights mouth, all<br />
which which hee knoweth for the reason aforesaid. and otherwise hee cannot<br />
upon the rest hee is not examined by direction of the producent.
To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee saith hee cometh requested by the mr Chowne<br />
and mr ffowke to testifie the tenth in this cause, wherein hee hath noe<br />
interest at all, nor will it be any benefit or losse to him which of<br />
the parties litigant soever prevailes or be worth more therein
To the second hee saith hee hath sailed by Cyprus but was never there<br />
not at steeving of woolls, nor knoweth the manner of steeving cotton wooll<br />
there. And otherwise hee cannot answer.
Tohere. And otherwise hee cannot answer.