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The 27th day of Aprill 1658./:

Edward Bartlet against the ship}
called the Edward of London}
whereof Richard Stevens}
was Master and against}
Richard Rooke and Company Interveyning}
for their Interest Clements}

Examined upon a Libell given in behalfe of the
said Bartlet:/:

Rp. 1us

William Hogg of Stepney in the County of Middlesex
Ropemaker, aged 21 yeares or thereabouts, sworne
and Examined:/.

To the first Position of the said Libell hee saith that during all
the time Libellate, Namely in the monethes of January, ffebruary and
March 1654 the Libellate Richard Stevens was the Master and
Comander of the ship or Vessell the Edward of London, And
for such Commonly Accounted which this deponent knoweth for that hee
sailed in Company in another ship, with
the said ship the Edward, about the yeere 1653, And then the said
Stevens was Comander of her of this deponents sight, and soe
was at the time of his sickenes whereof hee dyed: And otherwise hee cannot

To the second hee saith the said ship the Edward of London within
the time mentioned in the precedent article namely on January ffebruary
or March 1654. was Ryding in the River of Thames a little below
Ratcliffe Crosse, and that during the time shee soe lay in the
said River, the said ship the Edward did stand in neede
and wanted great repairing, and especially Cable and Cordage
which the said Richard Stevens her then Master perceiving came
to the Libellate Edward Bartlet, who then was and still is a
Ropemaker, and acquainted him with what
Cordage the said ship the Edward then wanted and stood in
neede of, and desired him the said Bartlet, to furnish him
with the same, for the use of the said shipp, and Accordingly
the said bartlet did furnish the said ship with all singular
the Cordage mentioned and Expressed in the schedule
annexed to the said Libell, which this deponent hath now seene and perused
And saith that it is of his this deponents handwriting, and was by him
made and Copyed out, of the said Bartletts. booke, And was and
is true, and that all the said Cordage was of the quality and Quantity
as in the said Schedule is expressed, and were alsoe well worth the
severall summes Schedulate, and that they were then soe Commonly
sold, And ffurther hee saith that all the said Cordage mentioned
in the said Schedule were really Imployed in and about the rep[?aration GUTTER]
of the said ship Edward The Premisses this deponent knoweth
to be true, for that hee (the time aforesaid) lived and was servant to the
said Bartlet, and helped to carry all the said Cordage Schedulate aboard
the said ship Edwards:/: And further hee cannot depose