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leagues off Bell Ile met with by a Spanish frigot of 16 Guns, and a greate
number of men, who presently boarded and tooke the said fliboate and killed
the said monsieur du Quesne and severall of of his men, and wounded many others
in a sharp fight and stout resistanse with the ffrench made against them, and
that having mastered her, the Spaniards put many men aboard her to carry
her away. And saith that the next morning about foure of the
clock the Constant Warwick (having in all probabilitie heard the report
of the ordnance in the fight) came and retooke the said monsieur du Quesnes
said vessell, and all the Spaniards that were put thereinto, and soe came to
anchor in the Roade of Bel Ile, where the Constant warwicks said Captaine
caused all the said monsieur du Quesnes company (both wounded and whole) to be landed.
All which hee knoweth being Purser of the said ffliboate and seeing all the
premisses soe had and donne.

To the Interrogatories ministred on behalfe of his highnes
the lord Protector. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith the said fliboate belonged to the port of deep, and that monsieur
Abraham du Quesne and company (as hee taketh is but doth not certainly know) monsieur du Quesnes
were owners of her, and that the said Abraham is Subiect of the king of ffrance,
And otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

To the second hee saith hee referreth after the New Stile, and that they arived the
morrow or next day (to his best remembranse) after such their departure from the
Roade of Conquer[XXXXX], and there presently met with the Constant Warwick
supon such arivall, the Constant Warwick being there before the ffliboates arivall.
And saith they continued there together about a day and halfe before such their
departure for the Islands of honar and hadir as aforesaid, and otherwise hee referreth
himselfe to his forefoing deposition.

To the third hee saith the said Spaniards had rendred them or made themselves masters
of the Conrard before the comming in and retaking by the Constant warwick, and
had stowed her company in hold, and hee beleeveth that the Biscainers or
Spaniards were removing her away to carry her into some Spanish port, for hee
could heare their oares worke, but being shut up, could not see what they did
and had not the Constant Warwick come and rescued her, hee beleeveth the said
vessell the Conrard had bin carried into some of the Spanish ports or and places
and her owners and company bin deprived of her. And otherwise hee cannot

To the fourth hee referreth him selfe to his foregoing deposition.

To the last negatively.

Jean Gueroul[?t] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.


The 18th of Septenber 1657. [CENTRE HEADING]

david Younge and Company against}
david Bonnell. Smith. Suckley}

Examined on an allegation on the behalfe of the sayd
david Younge and Company./

dt Smith jus

William Smith of Wapping Mariner Masters Mate
of the shipp the Catherine of London aged thirty nyne yeares
or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article hee saith hee well knoweth that the arlate david Younge during
the moneths and tyme arlate and before was Master and Comander of the arlate
shipp the Katherine and had the care and Charge of her as Master and that the sayd
Younge in the moneths and tymes arlate did remayne with the sayd shipp in and neere
Genoa videlicet hee was with the sayd shipp in the moneth of May last in the Port of