To the 7th hee cannot answer saving as afo … To the 7th hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid for hee never was at<br />
Santa domingo as hee saith.
To the 8th hee saith hee was not present nor saw the payment of the money<br />
for the said shipp or any part thereof, and saith the said shipp lay two or<br />
three monethes at Cadiz before the said Barent bought her, and<br />
otherwise hee cannot answer.
To the 9th hee saith the said Johnson first became master of the said<br />
shipp at Cadiz, and otherwise hee cannot answer.
To the 10th hee cannot answer for hee was not aboard nor present.
Repeated before doctor Godolphin.
Tho: Martin [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
The 30th of Aprill 1658.
Examined upon the foresaid allegation.
'''George Paine''' of the citie of Bristoll Merchant<br />
aged 25 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.
To the 17th article of the said allegation (upon which alone hee<br />
is by direction of the producent examined hee saith and deposeth<br />
that on a day happening about foure monethes [?since] hee this deponent<br />
being in company with the arlate Captaine John Aylet neere<br />
Charing crosse and in discourse (amongst other things) about the<br />
shipp the ''Nicholas'' here in question, and this deponent asking him<br />
why hee should sweare against a shipp such things as this deponent<br />
beleeved and was informed were not true, and withall asking himm what<br />
hee should get thereby, hee the said Captaine answered that if hee<br />
could make the shipp the prize, hee should get something by it, and<br />
this discourse happened at the [XXX] at Charing Crosse as hee<br />
remembreth the place. And otherwise hee cannot depose to this<br />
To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee saith hee hath noe part or share in the shipp or<br />
goods in question, and otherwise hee cannot answer, knowing<br />
neither the shipp, nor owners nor merchants, nor any thing of<br />
the voyage in question.
To the second and third hee knoweth nothing thereof, nor ever<br />
knew or belonged to any of the shipps interrogated.
To the 4th hee saith hee hath seene the Iland of Saint Christofers<br />
interrogated, And otherwise hee cannot answer, not having bin at<br />
Santa domingo or Guiney./
To the 5th hee saith that the interrogated Barent Claeson understanding<br />
what discourse this deponent and Captaine Aylet had had to the<br />
effect aforesaid, came and found this deponent out at the ffeathers<br />
in Smithfeild, (kept by this deponents kinsman) which was about two<br />
monethes since and that was the first time that ever this deponent<br />
saw him, but hee doth not know Claus Johnson interrogated, And<br />
otherwise hee cannot answer.
To the 6 hee cannot answer.
To the 7th hee hath not soe deposed.
To the 8. 9. and 10th hee knoweth nothing of the contents thereof<br />
not being in the voyage nor at the buying of the shippp, nor knowing the<br />
Repeated before Collonel Cock.
Geo Payne [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]onel Cock.
Geo Payne [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE] +