To the sixth hee saith they were soe detai … To the sixth hee saith they were soe detained by the said welch<br />
sixteene or seventeen days, and that there is dammage suffered<br />
by the parties interessed in the ''Winbeck'' alone to the summ of thirtie pounds sterling or thereabouts<br />
besides the said five and twenty pounds which hee this deponent paid<br />
in money and goods as aforesaid for their freedom.
To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee cometh required by Mr [?Lemkuell] to<br />
speake the truth in this businesse, and saith the said beefe and<br />
cheese, amounting to eleven pounds sterling or thereabouts<br />
belonged to this deponent, and saith hee had and hath a 16th<br />
part in the said shipp, and otherwise hee referreth himself to<br />
his foregoing deposition.
To the second hee saith the said Captaine Greene is a thickish<br />
man inclining to fatt, of a middle statue, and this deponent<br />
never sawe him that he knoweth but that time, and otherwise<br />
he cannot answer.
To the third hee saith hee cannot speake nor understand but<br />
very little English.
To the last hee referreth himself to this foregoing deposition and<br />
otherwise cannot answer, saving the said Greene said they were<br />
bound for Spaine, and more good prizes./
Repeated before doctor Godolphin.
Paull katts # [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
The 29th of January 1656
Lord Protector against baggs}<br />
of wooll saved by the ''Reserve''}<br />
Examined upon an allegation given in on his highnesses.<br />
behalfe on this day by master Budd.
'''Rp. fe[?od]. [?intigue] 1'''
'''William West''' of the parish of Saint Olaves<br />
Southwarke Sailer aged 24 yeares or thereabouts<br />
sworne and examined.
To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that<br />
within the time arlate the shipp the ''Reserve frigot'' was (and still<br />
is) in the immediate service of this Commonwealth under the<br />
command of Captaine Robert Plumleigh for the Guard and<br />
defence of the Narrow-seas, and against the Enemies of this Nation<br />
And that in the moneth of November last the said shipp coasting<br />
up and downe between the downes and Beachie, the Captaine<br />
and Company of her espied a certaine vessell (which they supposed<br />
might belong to some enemies of this Nation) they gave her<br />
chase, but before they could come up with her, they espied in<br />
Rie bay (into which shee was run ashore) certaine baggs floating<br />
upon the sea, which with their boate they saved out of the sea<br />
and found them filled with combed wooll, being English wooll<br />
prepared for the making of stockings, to the number of<br />
seventeene packs. And saith they were water-borne and<br />
derelict, noebody looking after them. All which hee knoweth<br />
being corporall of the said frigot and seeing the premisses so donne
To the second hee referreth himself to the lawes and statutes<br />
arlate. And further cannot depose.
William West [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]depose.
William West [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE] +