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accounted reported and taken, the premisses this deponent knoweth to be true
being himselfe an Inhabitant of Skadam and att the tyme of the sayd seizure
and before one of the sayd shipps Companie. And otherwise cannot depose

To the third Interrogatorie negatively to every part thereof

the marke of the sayd
Hendrivk Williamson [MARKE, RH SIDE]

Sam Delaplace [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]

Repeated with his precontest
before Doctorr Godolphin and Doctor Clarke


The 27th of September 1653

Edward Beale and Companie against}
a certaine shipp called the Expectation and}
her tackle apparell and furniture and}
whatsoever summes of money due for the}
fraight of the same or against whatsoever}
summes of money proceeding of the sale}
of the sayd shipp tackle and furniture and}
against William Startute, John Bridsey}
[BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] Williams, George Cane, [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] harding}
and others comeing in for their Interest}
and against whomsoever appearing for the[?m]}
Smith Suckley}

Smith Elcock dt

Examined upon a Libell on the behalfe
of the sayd Edward Beale and


Walter Hickst of Traverion in the
County of Cornwall an Inhabitant of Messina in Scicilia merchant aged eight
and twenty yeares or thereabouts a
witness sworne and examined deposeth
and saith as followeth videlicet.

To the first Article of the sayd Libell this deponent saith and deposeth that being
and residing in the Citty of Messena in Scicily in the yeare of our Lord 1650
and monthes therein respectively he there within that tyme saw the arlate
shipp the Expectation, and saith she continued there in the monthes of November
december January and ffebruary 1650. and further saith that att the sayd
tyme the arlate Thomas Newman was Master and Commander of the sayd
shipp and one Thomas Ayres was purser of her and so commonly accounted reputed
and taken. And further he cannot depose.

To the second article of the sayd Libell This deponent saith that he hath well knowne
the arlate Edward Beale for these eleven yeares now past for and
during which tyme he hath beene a merchant of good quality resident in
Messina aforesayd and further saith that the sayd shipp the Exepectation in
the sayd monthes of November december January and ffebruary 1650 and
during sayd tyme as the sayd shipp the Expectation did abide in the port of Messina
aforesayd, the sayd shipp of the sight and knowledge of this deponent did stand in need of
and did want divers repaires, in her hull tackle apparell furniture and
victualls and provisions for her Company, and the sayd Newman wanted
moneyes allso to pay the says shippes Companie their wages and other debts oweing by the says shippe and saith
the says shipp was in that tyme in so bad condition that without repaires and
moneyes to make good the sayd repaires she could not goe from thence, and somuch
the aforesayd Newman and Ayres, as themselves told this deponent att Messina,
did signify and make knowne to the sayd Edward Beale then living att
Messina. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the third and fourth articles of the sayd Libell this deponent saith that within the sayd monthes
and yeare aforesayd the sayd ship the Expectation wanting reparations and
the sayd Newman and Ayres wanting moneyes to repair the same, they the
sayd Newman and Ayres made their addresse to the sayd Edward Beale, and
he the sayd Edward Beale and Company finding and percyveing the great