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ánd is so at this present; and saith that in the said yeares shee was upon
a trading voyage imployed for and upon the accompt of John Roy, William
Cockroft and James Nappier marchants, and then during the said trading
voyage, namely on the thirteenth day of March last past old stile shee arrived
at Barfleur a port within the dominions of the King of ffrance
with two tonnes of Spanish Iron on board her and some mats to lay under beanes
which were there intended to be laden for the accompt of the said John Roy,
William Cockroft and James Nappier, (which was the designe of her voyage
thither) and saith the said iron and matts were alsoe for their accompt,
which hee knoweth being then master of the said shipp, and imployed on the
said designe and voyage in their service.

To the second hee saith that about a weeke after such arivall of the said
barque the John and ffrancis at Barfleur the said iron was there taken
and delivered out to one mr John Hassam to whom it is was consigned, and
hee received as it as factor of and for the accompt of the said mr Roy and
company, and saith that from the said day of the arrival of the said ketch
at Barfleur until the fourth of Aprill 1655 (being three weekes or
thereabouts) shee was and continued in the possession of this deponent her
master and company with out any disturbance or interruption of or by any
person what soever, soe that this deponent and company could and might
in that time have sailed her thence and come away at their pleasure
if the winde had come faire, and soe they were purposed to have donne
(but that they were hindered by contrary winde) before any restraint
or seizure cane upon her; and saith the reason of such his intention
to come so speedily away, was by because that beanes were so deare that
the said mr Hassam declared that hee would not lade any. And therefore willed
this deponent to depart for weymouth for new orders. And otherwise hee
cannot depose, saving it was about a fortnight space between the said
vessells discharge of her lading at Barfleur and of her restrainte by the

To the third hee saith that on the fourth of Aprill last past the said
vessell the John and ffrancis in the port of Barfleur was imbargoed
or staid by the officers and authoritie of the king of ffrance; from which
day shee continued under the said restraint untill the 27th of december
last, at which time shee was released and redelivered to this deponent
who with his company then took possession of her, and not finding
other freight, hee (about a moneth after) tooke) in a parcel of beans
which were laden there by one Abraham Coulliot a marchant of Roane
who there freighted the said vessell to transport the said beanes to this
port in where they were to be delivered to Charles le Pand marchant
who was to pay ten pounds sterling for the freight thereof, the said beanes
in quantitie amounting to 1248 ffrench bushells or thereabouts. and
saith the said mr hassum and one mr Robins persued the said restitution
who were therein imployed by mr Ricqueborough who
[?seeing] this deponent order to take possession of her and bring her for England

To the fourth hee saith with that the said vessel after the said restitution
was at Barfleur well and sufficiently repaired and victualled for her
Intended voyage for London, and was put into a reasonable good condition