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Ad 21 rendet that the said shipp came with about 30 tonnes dead
freight from the Barbadas, and that none of the goods brought home
therein were spoiled and damnified, some of which goods belonged to
the producents, some to Colonell Drake and some to Captaine
Maniford. alr negative et nescit salvis predepoita.



19th Octobris 1650.

Quoad navem the Bonadventure de}
Middleburg, in porte de Dover adduck}

Rowe dt

Anthony Briet of Middleborough in Zealand
Mariner master of the said vessell the
Bonadventure, aged 48 yeares or thereabouts
sworne before the right worshipfull John Exton Doctor
of lawes one of the Judges of the High Court of the
Admiraltie and examined upon Interrogatories touching the said
shipp. saith as followeth videlicet.

To the first Interrogatory hee deposeth that the said vessell
the Boadventure was taken and seized as shee laye at anchor in the
Downes about tenn weekes since by a Captaine aboard Colonell
Deanes ship, and saith that hee this deponent was then master of
her, and that the last port from whence shee came before thes
said seizure was Gravesend, and that shee was soe staid in the Downes
within two dayes after her departure from Gravesend aforesaid.

To the second hee deposeth that hee is a native of Abbeville in
Picardie in the Kingdome of ffrance and that hee hath lived at
Calice and Middleborowe for theise seaven yeares last, videlicet
Calice in Picardie aforesaid for six yeares and at Middleborough
during this last twelvemoneth, and that hee alone was and is owner
of her.

To the third hee deposeth that when hee was soe staid hee ws bound
for Saint Vallery on a merchandizing voyage, and not on any warlike
imployment, of whicj hee saith shee is not capable, being but a poore
little Billander, lesse than a hoy, and that there were then on
board her only 30 hogsheads of copras, 30 sacks of old shooes and
boots ad about a score of poles or sparrs for houses, and that there
were neither armes, ammunition nor moneyes aboard her, nor not
soe much as a sword: And saith the said copras was laden
by Mr Bludworth and Mr Spenser two Englishmen and merchants
of this citie and consigned to be delivered at Saint Vallery to Anthony
Mabozin for accompt of the said Bludworth and Spenser, and that
the said old boots and shooes were laden by one Mr Dias of this citie
and consigned as aforesaid, and the said sparrs were laden by this
deponent for his owne accompt and intended for Saint Vallery aforesaid
and all the said goods were soe laden in this port of London.

To the fourth hee saith that hee was to deliver the said Copras
and boots and shooes to the said Mabozin at Saint Vallery and