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To the 4th hee saith that hee hath heard that the sayd hoye after shee had
taken in the goods predeposed of did after shee was a little past Graves=
end meete with fowle weather and that by reason her cables anchors and other
tackle were insufficient shee was by stresse of weather driven to sea and
forced on the Coast of dunkirke or some other port thereabout, where (as hee
hath hearde) the sayde Marsh did gett out of the sayd hoye and sell sugar and other
goods to a considerable value, and might as hee hath hearde have saved all
her ladeing if hee hade performed his duty with care, and saith as hee
hath heard after the sayd Marsh had taken out of the sayd hoye what
hee though fitt shee and such goods as remayned in her were lost and
cast away And further to this Interrogatory hee cannot answere./

To the 5th hee saith hee cannot answere otherwise then negatively not
having heard any thing to the effect Interrogate./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin

Tho. Colclough/ [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 3 of May 1656/

A busines of Ensurance promoted on the behalfe of}
George Robinson George Chambers and James Gover}
of London Merchants concerning lost goods of theirs aboard}
the shipp Affrey of London}

Examined upon Interrogatories ministred on behalfe of the
sayd Robinson and others/

Rp. 1

Robert Blackleech of Rederiff wall in the County
of Surrey Mariner aged fifty yeares or thereabouts a
wittnes sworne before the Worshipfull John Godolphin doctor of Lawes
one of the Judges of the high Court of Admiralty (being
examined saith as followeth videlicet/

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee (being the Interrogate Robert Blackleech
and Master and sole Owner of her well knew the shipp Affrey Interrogate and
was Commander of her when shee was last at Porto Porte in Portugall which was
in the beginning of the Month of March last shee setting sayle from thense on the sixth day of
that moneth And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot depose/

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith that hee being Master of the sayd shipp the voyage in question
well knoweth that while shee lay at Porto Port aforesayd there were laden aboard her
for the sole and proper Accompt of the Interrogate Robinson Chambers and Gover some
hundred Chests of Oranges and lemmons, which were there laden by Mr Richard [?Peirce GUTTER]
and one Mr Pate factors in that behalfe of the sayd Robinson Chambers and Goverand consigned
to be delivered to their sayd principalls or their Assignes at London And further to
this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth that the sayd shipp with all the sayd oringes and
Lemmons, as also with other goods laden aboard her for Accompt of others sett sayle
therewith from Porto Port intending directly for London but by reason of fowle and
tempestious weather was forced into Seaverne otherwise called Saint Georges Channell and there stayed
till the next fitt oportunity of fayre winde and weather to bring her to London, and the winde
comeing fayre and the weather proveing good hee saith the sayd shipp sett sayle with all
her ladeing aforesayd on board her and steered her direct course for London but was
off of Weymouth mett with by a dunkirke man of warr and assaulted and taken by
him notwithstanding all the endavour hee this deponent and his Company could use for
preservation of her and her ladeing by which meanes the sayd shipp was lost and all her ladeing
aforesayd without any satisfaction made that hee this deponent knoweth of to the foresayd
Owners of