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The 12th of September 1657.

On the behalfe of Richard}
ffitz Gerald of Waterford}
Merchant, touchinge a loss in}
the Martin frigot.}

Mr. dan. Arth. dt. X X XXX.

Mathew Paine of Wapping in the County of Middlesex
Mariner, late master of the shipp the Martin ffrigot of
Waterford, aged 29 yeeres or thereabouts, sworne before
the right worshipfull John Godolphin doctor of lawes one
of the Judges of the high Court of the Admiraltie,
saith and deposeth as followeth.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knew and was master of
the vessell interrate called the Martin frigot of Waterford
at such time as shee was last at Waterford in Ireland, from whe[nce GUTTER]
hee saith shee last departed, (namely from Passage in Waterford)
on the eighteenth of July last bound for Rochell in the Realme of
ffrance, which hee knoweth being then master of her and departing in her

To the second hee saith hee well knoweth the interrate Richard ffitz Gerald
of Waterford Merchant, and saith that while the said shipp was soe
at Waterford, and designed for her said last voyage, there were at
Waterford laden by and for account of the said mr ffitz Garrard
about eleaven tonne and a halfe of butter, and a tonne of tallowe
or thereabouts, to be in the said shipp carried to Rochell, and there
to be delivered to one mr Lea to whom they were consigned, All
which hee knoweth being master as aforesaid, and receaving the said
goods aboard, and signing a bill of lading for the same

To the third Interrogatorie hee deposeth that after such departure
of the said shipp with the foresaid goods aboard her from Waterford,
and being in her course of proceeding from Rochell, shee was on the
foure and twentieth day of July last after about tenn houres space
fetcht up, surprized and taken about tenn leagues off Olo[?XX]
in the coast of ffrance by an enemie man of warr, Commanded
by ffrancis Sanstevan belonging to ffonteravia, and with the said
goods and the rest of her lading carried to Saint Sebastians, where the
said shipp and goods were made prize, and this deponent and company
plundered and turned ashore soe that the said goods of the said mr
ffitz Garrard were and are (as hee beleeveth) wholly lost unto him, of this deponents
And otherwise hee cannot depose, saving that the name
of the frigot or man of warr that tooke them was called the Saint
Antonio nuevo, and had six Guns, and about fiftie men, and
this deponent and two of his company were exámined
at Saint Sebastians before the Magistrate touching the said shipp and lading
and to what place shee belonged, and to whom her goods were belonging
and then sent away.