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and one of her company for all voyages made by her these nyne yeares last
and saith the Interrogated Thomas Middleton was Master of her for the voyage
on question and that the sayd shipp in her passage from Zant to London
did upon the first and second dayes of January last 1656 meete with very
thick weather by meanes whereof shee came aground upon the rocks and
sands called the owres neere the Isle of Wight upon the sayd second of January and thereby much
dammaged and brake her false Keele and a part of the afterpart of her
mayne Keele and lost and brake her rudder and the Irons thereof and broke
her sterne post and tiller and transom and the Irons thereof and brake her long boate
and the windles and davids thereof and lost her best Bower Anchor of about
sixteene hundred weight and lost at least halfe of her best bower Cable which was little worne for wearing and was
of about fowerteene Inces circumference and two thirds of a new hawser
of sixe Inches And the sayd shipp being with boates towed into the Isle
of Wight shee was there fitted with a new Ruther from Portsmouth
which being hung shee put to sea againe and upon a place called the
horse neere the fflatts broke that rudder alsoe, and the Ironworke thereof,
the premisses hee deposeth being one of the sayd shipps company and
Gunner of her and seeing the premisses happen and helpeing to cutt
the sayd Cable and hawser to cleere the sayd shipp and saith the sayd
dammages came unavoidably and without any default of any of the shipps
company And as to the values of the things dammaged and what
they cost the repayreing hee saith hee cannot depose not knoweing or
having any skill in the value and estimate of them, but saith they cannot
chuse but amount to a very considerable summe And further hee
cannot depose/

Cudbard stone [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the same Interrogatories/

Rp. 4us

John Bennett of Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney and County
of Middlesex Mariner Steward of the shipp Elizabeth and Mary
aged sixtie yeares or thereabouts sworne as abovesayd saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first second and third Interrogatories hee saith hee well knoweth the
shipp Interrogate called the Elizabeth and Mary whereof the Interrogate Thomas
Middleton was Captaine the voyage in question and saith hee was steward of her
that voyage and hath bin one of her Company for these eleaven yeares last past
And saith that the sayd shipp in her passage from Zant to London the voyage in
question did about the beginning of January last 1656 meete with very
thicke foggie weather neere the Isle of Wight by reason whereof shee came a ground
upon some Rocks and sands there called the Owres and thereby much damnified her
in soe much that thereby her false keele was broken and about fowerteene or fifteene
foote of the after part of her mayne keele was very much damnified and broken and her sandstrake on
boath sides broken and bruised and lost her Rudder and the Irons thereof˹part of her mayne post and Tiller and therewith
broke her Transom and her boate longe boate, and the windles and davids thereof and
her oares were broken and lost and the sayd shipp alsoe then lost her best Bower Anchor