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HCA 13/71 f.97r Annotate
First transcribed 13 November 2012  +
First transcriber Alex Jackson  +
Folio 97  +
Parent volume HCA 13/71  +
Side Recto  +
Status Uploaded image; transcribed on 13/11/2012  +
Transcription about three leagues from dover, betwixt doabout three leagues from dover, betwixt dover and Callice, and having<br /> haled and demanded both of the Companies of the said shipp ''fortune'' of<br /> and of the said frenchmen of warr to what place the shipp ''fortune'' belonged,<br /> and being answered by the french that there was a flandrian belonging to<br /> their enemies, subjects of the king of Spaine, the Office or Commander of<br /> the said frigat bade them pursue their designe, and departed from them<br /> not attempting at all any thing against the said shipp ''fortune'' but shortly<br /> after an English friggat comeing from the westward of England (and the<br /> said two frenchmen being in a readinesse to have boarded and taken the<br /> said shipp ''fortune'' and Ladeing) trame up and interposed dischargeing 2<br /> peeces of Cannon at the said shipp ''fortune'' and boarding and lading<br /> of her when the said frenchmen of warr were within a muskett shott<br /> of her, and ready to board and seize her as aforesaid . The premises hee<br /> well knoweth at being an eye-wittnesse thereof, and Master of the<br /> said shipp the ''Royall Mary'' during the pursuite and at the seizure aforesaid<br /> further declaring that the said shipp ''fortune'' and her lading were by<br /> meanes of the said seizure taken away from the said frenchmen of warr<br /> and they departed thereof, shee being since brought into the River of<br /> Thames and discharged of the lading by the Office of this Commonwealth<br /> And further hee cannot depose./ To the 5th hee saith that hee verily beleeveth and in all probability the<br /> said shipp ''fortune'' steering her Course soe neere to the french Coast<br /> as aforesaid, in case shee had not been pursued by the said two frenchmen<br /> of warr had gone directly for fflanders and had not been interrupted nor<br /> seized by the English, there being at that time no English men of warr<br /> upon the french Coast, nor so neere is that they could have espyed the said<br /> shipp ''fortune'' which this deponent well knoweth and observed together with others<br /> of the frenchmen of warrs respective Companies, haveing beene severall<br /> daies passing and repassing neere the said Coast in order to<br /> their said warlike employment./ To the 6th hee saith that in case the said English friggat and Companie<br /> had not boarded the said shipp ''fortune'' and taken her at they did, shee<br /> had inevitably fallen into the hands, and been surprized taken and possessed<br /> by the said two frenchmen of warr and their respective Companies, they<br /> being then closerup with her, not above a muskett shott distance from<br /> her, and ready to lay her aboard when the said English friggat seized her<br /> to whom they strikeing saile in obei[?stance] to the English flagg were<br /> thereby retarded from their immediately intended boarding and undoubted<br /> seizure of the said shipp ''fortune'' and her lading, they being each of them<br /> strong enough to have carried and conquered the said shipp ''fortune'' and<br /> Companie without any assistance from the English, And further saving<br /> his subsequent deposition hee cannot depose./ To the 7th and 8th hee saith that after the said seizure of the said shipp ''fortune'' and<br /> lading so made by the said English friggat, the Captaines of the said two<br /> frenchmen of warr went aboard the said friggat to demand their said<br /> prize, and afterwards went aboard the English Commander in chief or<br /> Vice Admirall of the English then rideing of the Downes, from whom<br /> they brought in answer that it must be tryed in the Admiraltie Court<br /> at London and if the said shipp ''fortune'' and lading were there adjudged<br /> to the said frenchmen, the might have them or to that effect, but in the meane<br /> time refused to deliver the same. The premisses he saw being aboard the said<br /> shipp ''Royall Mary'' and heard the said Captaines report he answer of<br /> the English Commander to the effect aforesaid, And further cannot depose. (To the 9thd, And further cannot depose. (To the 9th  +
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