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The 19th of September: 1657:/:

On the behalfe of John}
Newland touching the death}
of Benjámin Clarke in the}
Bridgewater ffrygot}

Rp et Xcap:


John Bryson of the parish of Saint Katherines
Coleman in ffanchurch streete London Merchant
aged 24 yeeres or thereabouts. sworne before the right
worshippfull John Godolphin Doctor of Lawes one of the Judges
of the High Cort of the Admiralty and Examined upon
certaine Interrogatories given in on the behalfe of John Newland
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet:/.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee did very well knowe the Interrate
Benjamin Clarke in the moneth of Aprill 1656 and for severall
moneths before; and that in the said moneth of Aprill hee the said
Benj: Clarke: was in bodyly health, and did then (and severall moneths:
after) Execute the place and Office of Purser of the Bridgewater
ffrigott then in service of this Commonwealth, And the sayd Clarke Continued
in good bodily health, untill the moneth of January last, in which
moneth hee fell sick, and continued sick, untill the 6th of ffebruary
last on which day hee dyed, and was on the next day buryed on the Coast of
Portugall, All the Premisses hee deposeth being stewards Mate
of and aboard the said ffrigott;/

To the second hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof:/:


The same day:

Rp 2

Robert Hyde of Rederith in the County of Surry
Marriner aged 23 yeeres or thereabouts, sworne as

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee very well knewe the Interrogate
Benjamin Clarke in the moneth of Aprill 1656: and saith the sayd Clarke was then
in bodyly health, and did then and untill his sicknes Execute the place
of Purser of the Bridgewater ffrygott in the Service of the State
And saith the said Benjamin continued in reasonable good
health, untill the beginning of the moneth of January next follow=
=ing, att which time hee fell sick, and continued
soe untill the 6th of ffebruary following on which day hee dyed; and on the
next day was throwne over board, by some of the said ffrygots Company on
the Coast of Portugal; The premisses hee deposeth being one
of the Company of the Bridgewater ffrygott, and sawe the same
soe done:/:

To the second hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof


Repeated with his Precontest before Doctor Godolphin/: