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ánd made fit for merchandise for wine, and in that condition was delivered there
to this deponent and company, who brought and sailed her into the River
of Thames, where shee is nowe remaining and riding at anchor, and saith
shee came from Barfleur on thursday last was a seavenight, and came
to an anchor in the River of Thames on tuesday night last; and saith that
in her comming up the river, a fleming ran aboard her, and brake
downe her head and her bolt sprit, together with her sprit saile yard,
under which maine shee is at present. And saith the said vessell is and come
away from Barfleur in worse condition than shee came thither, wanting all the appurtenances [#]

[#] mentioned in a schedule
thereof namely their losse
all which shee had when
shee came thither, and
then the same were of the valewes schedulated
William Johnson [SIGNATURE, LH MARGIN]

To the fifth hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories ministered by mr Ray. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee referreth himselfe to this foregoing deposition, saying that hee
this deponent is the same William Johnson interrogated.

To the second hee saith hee well knoweth the interrogated John Ray of London
merchant, unto hee saith was part owner of the said barque: and
that is or about the beginning of October 1654 shee went from this port
bound for Wexford in Ireland to lade herrings and from Wexford shee brought
a cargo of herrings and delivered them at Weymouth in January next
following, and there staid till the tenth of March next following, and
then went thence for Barfleur on the voyage predeposed wherein shee was
stayed as aforesaid.

To the third hee saith that upon the said seizure or stay at Barfleur
the said shipps sailes and muskets were taken and carried on shoare,
and otherwise had referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition.

To the fourth hee saith that after the said restraint and before this deponent
came away from Barfleur, namely in or about the moneths of May
June and July last the arlate mr Hayst[?um] endeavoured with much diligence
the release and restitution of her with her tackle and furniture to the use of
mr Ray and company but as hee told this deponent hee could
not prevaile, the restitution being denied him after all his endeavour
and offering to give securitie for her which when this deponent
and company understood, and holding it then in vaine to make longer
stay, they on at about the last of May last came away for England.
and left her, leaving [XXXXXXX] of this deponents company in her to expect
the event, and hoping that shee might at length be restored; of which
hee at last seeing noe likelihood, went alsoe away in August
next following.

To the 5th hee saith that hee this deponent in or about the end of
November last was sent over to Barfleur by the said Mr Ricqueborough
about [?recoverXXXX] of the said shipp; who ordered him to goe and demand her
and that in case of refusall of her delivery hee would use some other
meanes by the Embassador or otherwise, and that hee furnished this
deponent with money for the charges of that voyage, and recommended
him (for assistance) to mr hayst[?um] and mr Robins aforesaid, who recovered
the said vessell and this deponent tooke possession of her according to
order given him by mr Ricqueborough, who is to pay this
deponent and company their wages, And otherwise hee referreth himselfe
this foregoeing deposition.

William Johnson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the said Interrogatories.