To the 2d hee saith hee hath served the sa … To the 2d hee saith hee hath served the said Colquite as a Mariner<br />
for two voyages, and to the rest Negatively:/:
To the 3d hee saith hee was Carpenter of the ''Desire'' the voyage<br />
in question and went on shore two or three times at the<br />
Canaryes and saving that, he was alwayes onboard the said ship at<br />
the time of her being in the Canaryes, and otherwise then as aforesaid<br />
hee cannot depose./.
To the 4th he saith that the said ship the ''Alexander'' was alsoe<br />
forced to slip her Cables and Anchors foure times or thereabout<br />
and put to sea, And to the rest hee referreth himselfe to his<br />
foregoeing deposition, and further cannot depose/.
To the 5th hee answereth Negatively./:
To the 6th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and<br />
further cannot Answer, saving the foresaid Rope was fastned<br />
and Cut but once./:
To the 7th hee saith hee knoweth all the said three Dutch men<br />
and hath some Difference with the said Hance Peterson and this Deponent<br />
hath arrested of him for [?a]busing of him, and doth prosecute<br />
a suiote against him at the Guildhall, London, and soe arrested<br />
him presently after hee was Examined And otherwise cannot<br />
To the 8th hee referreth himselfe to his foregeoing<br />
Deposition and further cannot Answer./.
The marke '''IM''' [MARKE] of the said<br />
John Man:./ [MARKE, RH SIDE]
The 27th of June 1659.
Examined upon the foresaid allegation.
'''Francis Meade''' of horsey downe Mariner aged 33 yeares or thereabouts<br />
sworne and examined.
To the first article hee saith that the shipp the ''desire'' of which the<br />
arlate henry Colquite was master did not in her last voyage at the Canaries<br />
come within three quarters of a mile of the place where the shipp ''Alexander''<br />
arlate rode, nor did at any time during the said voyage ridd by, or make<br />
fast to any of the buoys, cables, anchors or buoy-ropes belonging to the<br />
''Alexander'', nor did the said Colquite cutt or cause any of the<br />
buoys buoy ropes, cables or anchors of the said shipp the ''Alexander'' or other<br />
shipp to be cut during the said voyage, nor carried any away but what were<br />
his owne, and did belong to his said shipp, which hee knoweth because<br />
hee this deponent was in the shipp the ''Iland frigot'' which was riding in the roade<br />
of Oratavo where the ''desire'' (after the first storme in question came to her moorings againe, and rode<br />
within a cables length of her, and the ''Alexander'' after the said [XXXXX] came to an anchor<br />
at least three quarters of a milla to the west ward of the ''Iland frigot''<br />
And that the ''Alexander'' Departed from the Canaryes foure dayes before the said<br />
''Island ffrigot'' departed thence, And further cannot depose./.
(To thence, And further cannot depose./.