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The third of May 1656 [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of Robert Blackleecth}
of London Mariner touching a losse}
in the Affrey of London. assurance.}

Examined upon certaine Interrogatories
ministred on the behalfe of the
said Blackleech.

Rp. .j.

Humphrey Burton of the Parish of Saint
Catherine neere the Tower of London Mariner
aged 58 yeeres or thereabouts sworne before the
right worshipfull. John Godolphin doctor of Lawes one
of the Judges of the high court of the Admiraltie
saith and deposeth as followeth.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well know and
was aware of the shipp the Affrey interrogated at the time
of her departure from this port of London bound for Port a Port
in Portugall, thence to returne for this port of London,
which her departure hence hee saith was about six monethes since.

To the second hee saith that after such her departure shee arrived
at porte in Portugall namely about six weekes after such her depature
hence, and there reladed and from Porto departed with
her homewards cargo for this port, and saith that in
her course of proceeding from Porto for this port of London
shee met with much foule stormie and tempestous weather
which forced her into Saint Georges Channell, and that when
the said stormie and fowle weather was over, shee with the
first oportunitie of winde and weather and withall diligence
plied her course with all her lading brought from Porto
intending directly for London and that comming in her
said course of proceeding into Weymouth bay was met with
by a dunkirke man of warr, which so upon fought shot at and by
force tooke and seized the Affrey with all her lading, notwithstanding
that Robert Blackleech her master and company used all
diligence and did their utmost to keepe her from the said seizure
and saith further that when the said man of warrs company
had plundred and tooke out what they thought fitt, then sunk
her (and such lading as they left in her) in the sea and this shipp and
on Easter day last, soe that the said shipp was and is utterly
lost to the said Blackleecth, without any manner of recompence
or satisfaction made to him for the same. The premisses
hee deposeth and knoweth to be true because hee was aboard
(being her Gunner) and sawe the premisses soe donne, and was
carried to dunkirke by the said man of warr and there imprisoned
And otherwise hee cannot depose saving the Affrey staid about two
monethes in Porto Port aforesaid, before her retourne thence for

To the third hee saith that the said Robert Blackleech was sole
owner of the said shipp (and for such commonly accounted) at the time
of such her departure from London and when shee was so taken and