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The 21th Day of February of 1655:-

The Lord Protector against a certaine ship called}
the fortune whereof daniel Egertson is Master}
taken with wynes, and against the Earle of}
Charott and others Owners of a ship of warr}
called the golden Eagle of Callice, and against the}
said Earle of Charrott and others owners of the}
Royall Marye a shipp of warr and against}
all others - Smith - Budd.}

Examined upon Allegation on the
behalf of the said Count Charrott and others

Rp. j.us

Eustace Benard of Callice in France
Quartermaster of the shipp the golden Eagle
aged 46. yeares or thereabouts a Wittnesse
sworne and examined saith as followeth./

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee hath well
knowne the shipp the golden Eagle arlate for about two yeares last past
during which time shee hath alwaes belonged to the Port of Callice in
ffrance, and that her owners and proprietors were and are Monsieur de
Charrot Governour of Callice, Monsieur [?Plye] one of the Lords of the
Admiraltie of Callice, Monsieur Bedfort Burgher and Marchant of
Callice, and Monsieur [?heyde] Marchant and Burgher of Callice, and that the
arlate John Bennard of Callice this deponents brother hath beene on
the behalfe and by order of the said owner Captaine and Commander of
the said shipp ever since such this deponents knowledge of her, this deponent
having served aboard the said shipp as Quartermaster for 4. voyages past by
her performed and being a Native and Burgher of Callice aforesaid, Hee
further saith,That hee well knoweth the shipp the Royall Mary arlate
whereof the arlate John Coverure was Commander, and that the said
shipp of this deponents certaine knowledge hath for about 18. yeares
last past belonged to the said Port of Callice, this deponent not knowing the
particular Owners thereof, otherwise then that the said Monsieur [?le Coule]
de Charrott and Monsieur Eyes, and Monsieur [?de Pas] Burgher of Callice
and others Burghers of that place; The said deponent further declareth, That
hee well knoweth,That the said ships have for theise two yeares and
upwards been Commissionated from the king of ffrance, and employed as men
of warr against the Spaniards under the respective Commanders aforesaid
this deponent having severall times seene and perused the king of France his
Commission to that effect aboard the said shipp Golden Eagle, but [?never GUTTER]
that of the Royall Mary, onely saith that the said two
shipps of warr have alwaies gone out in Companie from Callice for all the
Voiages this deponent hath as aforesaid, served aboard the said shipp the
golden Eagle. And further cannot depose:/

To the second article hee saith, That upon or about the 30th day of January
1656. new style, the said Vessells or shipps of warr being at sea upon
warlike expedition under Commission of the said king, mett with
the shipp the fortune wherof the arlate daniel Egertson was Master
laden with wynes from Nantes in france bound (as appeared to this
deponent and Companie for dunquirke) about two leagues from the Cape
of [?Griniay] betweene Callice and Bulloigne, and that they have her
chase under the or the french Pavillon or Colours 6. or 7. howers consecutively
the said shipp fortunes companie in the meane time endeavouring an escape
from them with all industrie possible, the said french men of warr in
the said pursuite discharging at and against the said shipp fortune about
7. peeces of Ordnance with bullets, The premisses this deponent well
and perfectly knoweth, being Quartermaster of and aboard the said
shipp Golden Eagle in Companie with the said shipp the Royall Mary
[XXXX] during the fight and pursuit aforesaid./