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To the last hee saith that hee knoweth not who surveyed the wyne and oyle [?XX GUTTER]
before the breaking of the longers, but saith that those casks both of wine and
oyle which were stanch and good, and found full were by Command of the [?master GUTTER]
of the Pilgrim put from on shippboard into lighters, and those that were otherwise
were left on board and surveyed afterwards by the Masters of the Trinity house
who hee saith found noe fault wityh the stowage, but with the defectivenesse
of the Casks, which defect of the Casks hee this deponent verily beleeveth
proceeded from the sayd Pilgrims being forcibly driven a-ground hard laden
by the Exeter Merchant and by her falling fowle of her as aforesayd, and beleeveth
the sayd casks was reasonable tight before the damage aforesayd was done by
reason soe little oyle was pumped out in the voyage betwixt Pharo and
London And saith saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot further depose./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin



The 27th of August 1656./ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd libell


Thomas Blackman of Ratcliff Crosse in the parish of Stepney
and County of Middlesex Mariner Masters Mate of the shipp the
Pilgrim aged 23 yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article hee saith the arlate John Bland and Company during all
the tyme arlate videlicet the months of March Aprill May and June 1655 and
before were and are at this present are Commonly acompted and reputed the true
and lawfull Owners and Proprietors of the shipp Pilgrim arlate and of all her
tackle Apparrell and furniture and for such have bin reputed ever since the sayd
shipp began her last outwards voyage which was in or about the moneth of October
1654 at which tyme hee this deponent was hyred by James Watkins the Master
of the sayd Vessell (who is also reputed one of the Owners thereof) to goe the sayd
Voyage, And hee beleeveth the sayd Bland and Watkins to be Owners thereof for
that the sayd Bland as part Owner thereof paied this deponent his halfe pay for
the tyme hee this deponent was on board her before shee sett sayle outwards bound
from Gravesend And for that the sayd Watkins hath since his this deponents returne
to London paid this deponent his wages due till such his
returne And hee saith hee knoweth that in the sayd voyage there were laden on board
the sayd shipp a great quantitie of oyles (but how many butts hee knoweth not) for
the Accompt and adventure of the arlate Samuell Bathurst And divers butts of
wine (but how many hee knoweth not) for the Accompt and adventure of the arlate
Richard Baker, And divers butts of oyle to a good quantitie (but how many hee
knoweth not) for the Accompt and adventure of the arlate George Clarke, And
saith the sayd Bathurst Baker and Clarke at the lading of them and during all
the tyme arlate, were and are commonly reputed the lawfull Owners and
Proprietors of the sayd Oyles and wynes, and further hee cannot depose for that
it belonged not to his Office as Masters mate to take notice, neither did hee take notice of every
mans particular quantitie of goods laden but only tooke care to see that they were all well stowed
which were laden And further to this article hee cannnot depose/

To the second article hee saith hee well knoweth that in the Moneth of May 1655