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The 8th day of May 1656

harris, Bowyer and}
others against Pursell Walters.}
nd others. Smith Suckley}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of the sayd
Harris, Bowyer and others

[?dt] Smyth 2

Edward Gray of Wapping in the County of Middlesex Mariner
now master formerly Masters mate of the shipp Matthew
and John aged two and thirty yeares or thereabouts
a witness sworne and examined saith as followeth

To the first article of the said allegation this deponent saith he was Masters mate
of the shipp Matthew and John the voyage in question, and thereby
knoweth that the Master and Company of the sayd shipp did not that
voyage beginn to take or receyve into the sayd ship at Newfound
land and fish upon Accompt of the sayd Pursell Walters and Company
untill all the sayd fish was made up and cured sufficiently, which was
about the beginning of August 1650 and not before. And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the second article of the sayd allegation This depondent saith that the fish which
was taken and received into the sayd shipp the voyage in question for
the accompt aforesayd was well and sufficiently cured of this deponents
sight and knowledge who never saw a shipps lading of such fish
better ordered, and the same was well and in good ordered delivered
in Spayne unto the factors of the sayd Purser Walters and Company
of this deponents certayne knowledge and sight. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the third article of the sayd allegation he saith he cannot depose.

To the Crosse Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first he saith that it allwayes or for the most part happens that in such
voyages some fish comes to be spoyled and thrown overboard, by being
dammaged and broken with a presse or by treading or other accidents
and accordingly hee believeth some few of the fish in question
being so casually dammifyed were thrown overboard but not to any
considerable valew; and that none was thrown overboard for want
of caring or well making. And otherwise negatively

To the second he saith he cannot depose.

To the third he saith that the sayd shipp upon her returne from the Canaries with
her lading of wynes (but how many butts she had on board he remembereth
not) was taken and lost to the owners. And otherwise he cannot answer[?e GUTTER]

To the fourth hee saith that this deponent and others of the sayd shipps
Company did not in this Court recover wages against the sayd [X]eaman but
how much att present he remembereth not. And otherwise cannot answer