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to the 3 hee saith hee was not at the ladeing of the paper Interrogate but sawe
it after it was laden, and knoweth it was stowed before and abaft and not upon
the salt, but what damage was betwixt it and the salt hee remembreth not but
remembreth there was damage betweene the same, and saith hee sawe part of the
sayd paper unladen, and saith hee knoweth not whether the same was
viewed before it was unladen, but saith hee heard noe fault found with
any of it till it was delivered on shoare, nor knoweth what dammage is
done thereunto. And further he cannot answere/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

John: hassall [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation


John Vincent of Ratcliff mariner aged twenty
three yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined
saith and deposeth as following videlicet./

To the first second third and 4th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith
that hee this deponent during the voyage in Question was Masters second
Mate and Purser of the shipp the Willing mynde and knoweth that before at the
tyme shee sett sail from Saint Martines in ffrance in Company of divers
other merchants shipps shee was a strong and a tight ship, and had before
her setting out from thense (which was on the 25th of March last bin newly
caulked graved and trimmed soe that shee was in a very tight and good condition -
And saith shee came thense under convoy of the Saphir and Constant
Warwick arlate to avoide the danger of being surprised and taken by dunkirke
and other men of warr enymies of this nation, and that in her passage upon
the 27th and 28th of dayes of the sayd moneth the weather proved somewhat
stormy and the sayd shipp that shee might keep company with her
sayd Convoyes (who as they sayd were very short of provisions and did
desyre and had of this deponents knowledge provisions out of the shipps
under their Convoy and therefore made the greater haste to gaine the Coast
of England) did beare more sayle than ordinary, by meanes whereof
and the fowle weather togeather hee saith the sayd shipp became leakie was
strayned and became leakie and tooke water into
her hold notwithstanding the master and Company of her did do their
utmost endeavour by continually plying the pumps to preserve her
ladeing from any damage, so that what damage did
happen to any of her ladeing this deponent is well assured that the
same happened only by the sayd shipps bearing extraordinary sayle to
keepe company with the sayd Convoyes and by the storminesse of the weather
and not through any defect of the shipp aforesayd or of the Master and
Company of her in performing their duties, and this deponent saith that since
her comming to harbour since the sayd voyage the sayd shipp hath continued soe tight and stanch
that shee hath not stood neede of pumping in five or sixe dayes togeather
(nor hath not bin pumped in soe long tyme togeather as this deponent hath bin informed
by her company) And hee saith hee this deponent having bin a Mariner