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To the 9th hee saith; that the said shipp the Mary Royall was and is
a shipp of about 70 tunns burthen having aboard her at the time of the


seizure aforesaid about one hundred men and nine peece of Cannon and that the said shipp the
Goulden Eagle was and is of the burthen of about 100 tunns, having about
her at the said seizurer 12. peeces of Ordnance, and about one hundred
men, and that either of the said french shipps, in case they had not bin
hindered by the said English friggat, could by their owne force have seized
said shipp fortune and lading, shee having aboard her onely five peece of
Cannon and about ten men, The premisses hee deposeth upon the grounds
of knowledge predeposed, And further, saving his foregoeing deposition hee
saith hee cannot depose./

To the 10th hee saith hee deposeth not know to whom the wynes and other
goods aboard the said shipp fortune at the time of her said seizure did
belong. but is in conscience convinced by reason of the Course shee steared
when first espyed and chased by the said frenchmen of warr, that they
belonged to and were for accompt of fflandrians Subjects of the king of
Spaine, and bound directly to some of the said kings ports in flanders
And futher cannot depose./

To the Crosse Interrogatories:-/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee never know the shipp fortune interrate till
time of the chase predeposed and seizure interrate.

To the 2nd hee saith hee was not present at nor knoweing any of the
Lading, Laders Proprietors now Consignataries interrate/

To the third Interrogatorie hee saith, That as hee hath credibly been informed
the said shipp fortune at the time of her said seizure was laden with wyne
and brandewine from Nantes in france, bound for fflanders as predeposed.
And further cannot depose having never bin aboard the said shipp fortune

To the 4th hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof./

To the 5th hee saith, the said shipp fortune was seized as aforesaid being
about a league and a halfe distant from dover or any other English
fortification, and about two leagues from certaine English men of warr
which then were at anchor in the downes, does that the said shipp the
fortune nor the said frenchmen of warr were then under the Command
of any such fort or shipp.

To the 6th hee saith, the said frenchmen of warr never deserted the chase
of the said shipp fortune till shee was boarded and taken by the
Companie of the said English frigate which was at or about the
distance aforesaid, And otherwise saving his foregoing deposition
which hee referreth hee saith hee cannot depose

The marke of
Noé Tilloué [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The same day examined upon the said Allegation

Rp. 3us

Pierre Rousell of Callice in france
Mariner Boatswaine of the said shipp the
Goulden Eagle aged 30 yeares or thereabouts
a Wittnes sworne and examined saith as

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee this
deponent well knoweth the shipp the Goulden Eagle arlate whereof the