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6th Aprilis 1650. [CENTRE HEADING]

Nego[?tium] examinaconis testis ad}
perpetua rei memoria ex parte}
Jahis Scatson Administratorem}
bonoru Roberti Scot alesa quoad}
navem quendam vocato the}
'Ddesire ([?cuius] deus Scot erat mago}

Sylvester Bayly of the liberties of
the Tower of London Blacksmith
aged 40 yeares of thereabouts
sworne before the right worshipfull
John Exton doctor of Lawes one of the
Judges of the high Court of Admiralty
and examined upon Interrogatories ministred
on the behalfe of the said John Scatson saith
by vertue of his oath as followeth videlicet.


hee saith and deposeth that hee
this deponent did very well knowe Robert Scott deceased
And saith the said Scott wa in his life tyme and att
the tyme of his death Master and owner of a fowrth part
of the shippe the Desire of London and for such was
comonly Accompted and reputed. And hee further
deposeth that hee this deponent was present
att a house in Shadwell (the signe or name whereof hee remembreth
not) together with one James Hitchcocke and Mr Robert
Tranckmore of Blackwall whith others about a yeare and a
halfe since, when and where hee did see the said Robert
Scott buy and pay for the said fowerth part of the said
shippe the Desire of and to one Robert Orton (who was
was allsoe Master and 4th part owner of her before) and for the
which said fowrth part hee did pay unto him the said Orton
the somme of fower score and odd pownds, in consideration
whereof hee saith the said Orton did then adn there signe
seale and for his Act and deed deliver a bill of sale
made of and for the premisses, to which bill of saile and
payment of the said moneys as aforesaid hee this deponent is a witnesse
and did thereto sett his hand or name together
with other of the persons before mentioned who were
then and there alsoe present and sawe the same
soe had and done as is before in this his deposition
mentioned and expressed, And further to
theise Interrogatories hee cannot depose.

Silvester bely [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]