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state as a mann of warr being lett to them by her Owners upon
freight and hee verily beleeveth that had shee bin destroyed and
burnt or sunke soe that the Enymy had not possessed her to the
preiudice of the State, the State would have paid her Owners for her,
(as hee beleeveth they did the Owners of other hyred shipps that served
them and were burnt or otherwise sunke in their service) And
further hee cannot depose./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

the marke of the sayd
John # Bishopp [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the sayd allegation./.

Rp. 3.

Samuell Way of Limehouse in the parish of Stepney
and County of Middlesex Mariner aged thirty yeares
or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the 1: 2: and 3 articles hee saith hee this deponent was Co[?xk]son
of the shipp hercules the voyage in question and thereby knoweth that
in September October November and december one thousand sixe
hundred ffifty two the sayd shipp served the state of England as a shipp
of warr under the Command of the arlate Captaine Zachary
Browne who was Commander in cheife of her being soe consitituted
by some of the officers of the sayd state, and for such the sayd Browne
was then commonly reputed, And hee saith the sayd Browne being at
Portsmouth with his sayd shipp in the sayd Moneth of November 1652
there victualing his shipp hee receaved order from some of the sayd
states Officers to depart thence with his sayd shipp to the downes where
(as it was sayd) the Generall of the English ffleete then was And the
sayd Captaine Browne accordingly sett sayle from Portsmouth with
his sayd shipp upon the thirtith of November aforesayd bound for the
downes and being in his Course for the downes did upon the first of
december next following meete with thick foggie weather by reason
whereof hee unexpectedly came neere the dutch ffleete of warr which
then lay neere dungie Nesse, and the sayd Captaine having discenered
the danger hee was in did spring the Luffe of his shipp hercules (the
winde being then at Northwest) thereby to gett the weather gage of
the dutch ffleete or soe many of them as hee could, and soe standing
to the Eastward of the Nesse hee engaged part of the fleete and then
standing to the Northwards endeavoured to get under Sanga[?t]e Castle