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The 25th day of Aprill .1656.

John Vintro and others}
against the shipp Swan}
or Satisfaction}

Examined upon an allegation on behalfe of the plaintiffes.

Rp. 2.

Thomas Sharpe of the parish of Saint Stephen Colemanstreet london
merchant late Purser and Supra Cargo of the sayd shipp the
Swan aged 26. yeares. or thereabouts á witnesse sworne, and
examined deposeth and saith as followeth. videlicet.

To the first article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that for and during
the tyme arlate, the sayd Beniamin Bressey was reputed to be one of the
Owners of the sayd shipp Swann and the sayd John ffaulkener Master
of her. which hee knoweth being Purser of her the
voyage in question. and supra=Cargo allso on the behalfe of the sayd Mr Bressey

To the second article of the sayd allegation he saith he was not present att the hiringe
of the plaintiffs or any of them into the service of the sayd shipp. But he
doth know that they were imployed in her service the foresayd voyage
and were hired into her by the say ffaulkener att the rates following
for so long tyme as they should continue in her service for that voyage
which was designed from this Port to the Bermudas: videlicet. the sayd
John Ventro Carpenter was to have three pounds per moneth. William
hill Gunner. two pounds nine shillings per moneth And the sayd henry
ffenly the Cooke. one pound seven shillings per moneth Which he knoweth
being purser of the sayd shipp as aforesayd and entred the rates of
the Mariners wages respectively in his booke by the direction and
according to the information of the sayd ffaulkener the Master, and
having lately perused the same findeth that the plaintiffs were to
have the respective wages aforesayd. and aććordingly This deponent
by like order of the sayd Master did pay them their wages att Gravesend
for so long as they had bene att halfe pay, which was till the
eighth day of december 1654. being some few days before
sayd shipp departed from thence upon her sayd designed voyage.
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the third article hee saith the sayd plaintiffes did enter into the service
of the sayd shipp being so hired. and did enter into full pay upon the
eighth day of December 1654. aforesayd. And upon the thirteenth
day following of the sayd moneth or thereabouts the sayd shipp did
depart from Gravesend on her sayd designed voyage, and arrived
afterwards att ffalmouth, and thence proćeeded upon her sayd
voyage to the Bermudas. but saith that in her course thitherward
shee did prove leaky and so returned and came to Milford haven
to be repaired in ffebruary .1654. which he knoweth being Purser and supra=cargo
as aforesayd. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the fourth article of the sayd allegation hee saith that after the shipps
such coming to Milford haven they the sayd plaintiffs and others
the Mariners of the sayd shipp by a decree under the seale of
this Court (which this deponent saw and read and beleiveth was procured