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The 22th of July 1658/

The clayme of Phillip Stafford etcetera/

Examined on the allegation on behalfe of the sayd Phillipp Stafford

Rp. 3us

William Searle late of the parish of Allhallowes Barking
and now of the parish of Saint Leonards Shoreditch London
Mariner aged twenty one yeares or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet/

To the first and second articles of the said alleagtion hee saith that hee this deponent went and was
a Common Mariner in the shipp Mary and Joyce from the port of London
the whole voyage in question and that there were at London in the moneth of
July 1657 laden aboard the sayd shipp for Accompt (as hee hath heard
and beleeveth) of the arlate Phillip Stafford the Master of her certayne
fowling peeces and peeces of Cloath, Knives, sissors, and other goods, in the
River of Thames the sayd shipp being bound for Tittuan Sally Saphia
and Santa Cruze and thence to the Canaries to lade wynes to be transported
thence to this port of London, And that the sayd shipp with the sayd goods
aboard her sett sayle from London in the moneth of July and arrived at
Tittuan Sally Saphia and Santa Cruse and afterwards with the sayd goods
or the proceede of them arrived in the moneth of ffebruary last in the
port of Oratava in the Islands of the Canaries, where the sayd Stafford
with the sayd goods or the proceede of them which hee had made upon
barter of them in the ports aforesayd did in the moneth of ffebruary
last provide and buy (as hee beleeveth) certayne pipes of Canarie
wynes (the number of them hee remembreth not) for his the sayed
Staffords Accompte neither remembreth
hee the markes of them not takeing notice when they were laden there
aboard the sayd shipp of the markes of them And further to these
articles hee cannot depose./

To the 3: 4th 5th and 6th articles of the sayd alleagtion hee saith that
the sayd shipp having receaved the sayd Staffords pipes of Canarie
wine aboard her (the number and markes of them hee remembreth
not) sett sayle therewith and with other her ladeing aboard her from
Oratava bound for London And in her course thitherwards the sayd
shipp with the sayd Staffords wines and other her ladeing aboard her
was in the moneth of March last in her course for London surprized and
taken as belonging to subiects of the Commonwealth of England
by two shipps of warr belonging as it was sayd to dunkirke, and
whereof the arlate Jacob Bolart and John Van Sluce (as it was
sayd) were Captaines and by them and their Companyes carried into the
Groyne in Galisia whether the sayd Stafford the Master and this deponent
and divers others of the Company of the Mary and Joyce were alsoe carried
prisoners And further hee cannot depose for that hee was gone from
the Groyne before the sayd wynes or any other the wynes laden at