said Williams use, but for the quantitie o … said Williams use, but for the quantitie of the said thredd, hee saith hee<br />
doth not remember it, not having his papers here concerning the same<br />
neither doth hee as hee saith know ought of the fatt of thredd, said in<br />
the said articles to be laden for the said John Nicholas, And otherwise hee<br />
To the fifth hee cannot depose.
To the sixth hee cannot depose.
To the seaventh hee cannot depose.
To eighth hee saith that the said shipp after the said lading of the<br />
said fat of goods for the saud Vanburgh, received or had a leake as<br />
this deponent was informed, and this deponent received a fat of linnen<br />
that was by the master taken out, which fatt of linnenn was damnified<br />
with wet, which the said master said came by a leake. And otherwise hee<br />
To the nineth hee cannot depose.
To the tenth hee cannot depose.
To the 11th hee cannot depose.
To the 12th hee cannot depose, saving the said fatt of thredd to outward appearance<br />
was well conditioned when this deponent soe laded the same.
To the 13 and 14th hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.
To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true.
To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee saith hee cometh required by mr Vanbrugg to testifie<br />
the truth in this cause, but hath noe relation either to him or mr<br />
Nicholas, and saith hee did not see the said thredd of the said Vanbrugh, the same<br />
comming to this deponent from [?Sluce] in fflanders readie made up in the<br />
said fatt. And otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition<br />
and saving the same cannot answer.
To the second and third hee saith hee saw the said shipp at the time of the said<br />
lading, and saith shee was of the burthen of eightie tonnes or thereabouts<br />
and seemed to this deponent to be very strong and tight, and hee beleeveth<br />
shee was not then above three yeares old, and saith the port of fflushing<br />
is a drie port, soe as shipps when the tide is out, alwaies<br />
lie drie, and rest upon the ground; by meanes whereof shipps there<br />
doe many times [?mark] or [?crush] and their goods receive dammage; soe<br />
that (as hee taketh it) it is the use and custome there amongst merchants and masters to [XXXX] any dammage there<br />
received from beneath, to casualtie<br />
and saith that, as hee was informed the said dammage<br />
to mr vanbrugghs fat of thredd in question came by a leake which shee there received beneath in soe lying, and<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.
To the fourth hee saith hee doth and then did live in Middleborow<br />
and that hee was informed of a leake befallen the said<br />
shipp, before the said ships departure from<br />
fflushing, and saith the master took out such goods as hee perceived<br />
or suspected to have received wet, and told this deponent (to his best remembrance) upon determination to<br />
him of his said fatt of linnen, that hee had taken out all goods that hee<br />
suspected to be damnified with the leake, And further hee cannot answer.
Repeated before doctor Godolphin.
Baldwin Mathews [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]hin.
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