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seizure utterly lost And further saving his precedent and subsequent deposition
hee cannot depose./

To the 5th article hee saith that hee being Boatswaine as foresayd knoweth that
the arlate Richard P[?ryce] Commander of the Eastland Merchant had in her
at the tyme of her seizure plate Apparrell Instruments and ready money
and Adventures for him selfe and his servants worth a very considerable
value and according to his estimate and Judgment and as hee beleeveth they were
worth fower or five hundred pounds sterling or thereabouts And further to
this article hee cannot depose./

To the 6th article and the schedule therein mentioned hee saith hee knoweth
that there were thirty five mariners belonging to the Eastland
Marchant (beside the Captaine) at the tyme of her sayd seizure all which Mariners
had cloathes, and some of them Instruments such as their places required and
alsoe some of them had Adventures on board, as Lewis Cox Robert Walters
and this deponent and others, amounting to a very considerable value, videlicet to the
value of sixe hundred pounds sterling as hee verily beleeveth all which were
lost to the Owners thereof by reason of the sayd seizure And hee saith that
the schedule arlate doth conteyne the names of the sayd mariners And
that their losse doth amount as hee beleeveth to the value predeposed at least And further hee
cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true

Repeated before doctor Godolphin



The same day

Examined upon the sayd allegation

Rp. 2us

Peter Woollcock of Poplar in the parish of Stepney and County
of Middlesex Mariner late mate of the shipp the Anne Pearsie of
London aged twenty five yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne
and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first hee saith that hee was none of the Company of the Eastland
Merchant hee cannot depse thereto./

To the second and third articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent was
Mate of the Anne Pearsie of London a shipp who kept Company at Sea with the
shipp Eastland Merchant in the voyage in question before the Eastland Merchant
put into the Port of Biskery arlate and knoweth before her puting in thither the
Eastland Merchant and the Anne Pearsie being in Company at Sea togeather fower
of the vessells which afterwards seized the Eastland Merchant in the Port of
Biskery being all Spanish men of Warr did upon the fifteenth day of March
last sett upon and fight at Sea with the Anne Pearsie and Eastland Merchant who
both made the best resistanse against them that they could in which fight the
Anne Pearsie was destroyed with fyre by the sayd Spanish men
of Warr and all her Company save eighteene whereof this deponent and his
contest John Cozens were two) perished, and this deponent and the sayd Cozens and
the rest of the sayd eighteene persons haveing for a while preserved them selves by
swimming the Spanish men of warr tooke them up and deteyned them aboard their
shipps as Prisoners and the shipp Eastland Merchant and her Company escapeing
away gott safe to the Port of Bickery and there was in the moneth of June 1657
And after such her escape away the sayd Spanish men