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A: 9

Joseph Tolley Abraham van den=Post}
and Company late Owners of the shipp}
ffortune against Thomas Braining}
the Master thereof. and Robert Braining}
the Mate. Suckley Clements}

The third day of April. 1656./.

Examined upon an allegation on the
behalfe of the sayd Tilley Vanden=Post
and Company

Rp. 2.us

William Andersonn of Stockdon within the Bishoprick
of Durham late Gunner of the sayd shipp the Fortune
aged ninetene yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse
sworne and examined saith as followeth. videlicet.

To the 3d. article of the sayd allegation, This deponent saith that the sayd shipp the
ffortune departed from this port about twenty monethes agoe under the
Command of the arlate Thomas Braining as master of her bound for Barbary laden
with gunnes, or fowling peices, iron, tobaććo lead bales of Cloath and
other goods, with which shee arrived safely att Sally and there
a good part of the Cloath, Lead and Iron was sold, to be payd some
in waxe, and some (as he heard) in gold. And from thence the sayd
shipp went to Santa Cruz and there disposed of the sayd gunnes
and all the other goods the sayd Tobacco onely excepted. And the
sayd shipp being to returne from Santa Cruz to Sally to receyve
the proceed of the foresayd goods there sold, tooke in about forty
Jewes and Moores and severall quantities of merchandizes belonging
to them, all to be transported to Sally aforesayd upon freight.
And saith that the sayd shipp being upon her Course was driven
something too farr to seaward by a Northerly wind, and after
making use of a westerly wind to reach Salley was by the
force of that westerly wind driven about seaven leagues to the
Eastward of Sally and so over shott the sayd port of Sally and was not able to come thither, where=
upon the sayd Jewes and Moores bećame much troubled and very
angry, and caused the sayd Braining to putt his shipp into Tittuan.
saying they would goe to Sally by land, and so for that tyme
the sayd shipp not coming att Sally received not the proceed of some
goods there sold as aforesayd. But what dammage thereupon happened
this deponent who was onely as Gunner aboard the sayd voyage ćannot
sett forth. And further he ćannot depose saving that of what
he hath deposed hee was an eye=witnesse.

The fourth article of the sayd allegation, This deponent saith that from Tittuan
the sayd shipp was to goe to Cadez to sell some of her Barbary
merchandize which she had on board, and in her Course having
made Cape Seratt the sayd Braining having discovered a