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The 16th day of ffebruary 1655 English style

Examined upon the sayd allegation

Rp. 4.

David Bayly of the parish of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermond=
sey in Southwarke Mariner aged forty yeares or thereabouts
a wittnes sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth

To the 5th article of the sayd allegation hee saith that for that hee was one of the
Company of the shipp the ffreindshipp the voyage in question hee saith
hee well knoweth (being aboard) that the sayd shipp in or about the moneth of
October last 1655 came to anchor in Mallega Roade arlate out
of Command of the artillery of the Castles there, about three myles
distant at the least from the Port of Mallega, and saith that in the moneth aforesayd (the
tyme hee doth not nowe certainely remember) the arlate Barnaby holding did
send the boates of the sayd shipp a shoare and this deponent and the boate=
swaines mate of the sayd shipp, and John hartford and others of the company of the sayd
shipp therein, about sixe a clock in the morning by order of the arlate Robert Whitby
which boate according to the sayd Whitbies order or command attended upon him
expecting to receave a rafte of wine to be carried a board the sayd shipp
the sea and weather being then calme and cleare and fitt to have transported
the same a board the sayd shipp all the forenoone, And hee saith the sayd Whitbie
did of this deponents sight and knowledge send wines a board other shipps in
the sayd roade in the forenoone of the same day, the boate aforesayd soe
attended, this hee deposeth of his owne sight and knowledge being present as
aforesayd And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 6th article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee well knoweth
being one of the boates Company as aforesayd that the sayd Robert
Whitby (though the weather were fayre and seasonable in the forenoone
when the boate came to rafte the sayd wines) did neglect the
causeing the same to bee rafted till the afternoone of the same day,
and would not suffer this deponent and the rest of the sayd boates company to
goe in hand with rafting the same till about three of the clock in the
afternoone of the same day, and then caused them to fall to worke about
rafting the same, And hee saith that the Levant breese then comming in
and the Sea running high the sayd holding sent his skiffe with sixe
oares and a steerer to command this deponent and the rest of the sayd
shipps company in the sayd boate to come aboard and not meddle with
rafting any wines in regard the Sea ranne soe high and was soe
tempestious as then it was and the evening then drawing on, And saith
the sayd Whitby notwithstanding they were soe sent for to come aboard