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deponents judgement really worth the summe of eight hundred pounds sterling
or thereabouts, shee being a new-built flye boate of the burthen of
80 Tunn's or thereabouts. The premisses hee deposeth, and for reason of
his judgement saith, hee knoweth that the said William Beck had been offered
three hundred pounds for his said shipp before hee bestowed upon her last
reparation or new makeing at Shoreham aforesaid, which was there generally
estimated at 200: li sterling more; besides her new tackle apparrell and furniture
and the provisions of Victualls and goods aboard her at the time of her said
seizure, which hee in conscience beleeveth to have been really worth three
hundred pounds more or thereabouts, this deponent having been Master and Owner
of a shipp himselfe, and having long time used navigation and thereby knowne
and observed what belongeth to shipping and whereabout the worth of such as shipp may be
And further cannot depose; saving hee beleeveth, the said William Beck by
meanes of the said seizure and detention of his said shipp, and
consequently the losse of his time and employment hath undoubtedly been much
damnified, but to what value, this deponent hee doeth not know
neither can hee estimate the same:/.

Georg street [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day Examined upon the said Allegation:-/ [CENTRE HEADING]


Jacob Gerard of the parish of Alhallowes Barking
in Tower street London Mariner aged 56. yeares or
thereabouts, a Wittnes sworne and examined saith
as followeth videlicet:

To the first and second articles of the said Allegation hee saith, That
hee this deponent hath knowne the shipp the hopefull William whereof the arlate
William Beck was Master, or Commander and reputed and generally
estimated the sole Owner and Proprietor of her tackle apparrell and furniture
for about 2 yeares before her seizure hereaforeafter expressed and saith, That in or about the moneth of July 1655 last past hee this
deponent being at Saint Sebastians in Spaine, saw and observed the said shipp then
lyeing there, and being under the Command of the said William Beck,
And saith, That upon or about the 28. or 29th day of August next
ensueing the said shipp with her tackle apparrell and furniture were in the
said Port of Saint Sebastians seized upon stopped and deteyned by the Officers
or Ministers of the King of Spaine, and the said William Beck
turned out and utterly deprived of the same Which the premisses hee saith hee
well knoweth, being at Saint Sebastians at the time of the seizure aforesaid, and
suffering amongst the English that then were stopped and deteyned both there
and in other Ports of Spaine. And further cannot depose:-

To the third and fowerth articles hee saith, That this deponent doeth in Conscience
beleeve and estimate that the said shipp the hopefull William, togeather with
her tackle apparrell furniture provisions and goods aboard her at the
time of her said seizure were really worth eight hundred and eight pounds
(his losses and dammage by the reasons aforesaid therein comprized) And the reason
of this his judgement is, for that hee this deponent hath for many yeares used
navigation, and thereby become well acquainted and versed in the valew of
shipps, and saw and observed the shipp aforesaid to be a shipp of the burthen
of neere upon one hundred Tunns being newly rebuilt at Shoreham aforesaid
and provided with very good and sufficient tackle apparrell and furniture.
And further cannot depose:-/

Repeated with his precontest before
doctor Godolphin:.



The same day Examined upon the said Allegation:- [CENTRE HEADING]

Rp. .3us.

Henry Colequiste of Redriffe in the County of Surrey
Mariner aged 40. yeares or thereabouts a Wittnes
sworne and examined saith as followeth videlicet

To the first and second Articles of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee this