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not thense into the River of Thames, and saith hee is a native of Palma
aforesaid and subiect of the king of Spaine, and came thense about foure
yeeres since, the most part of which time hee was in fflanders, and then came
afterwards in Amsterdam, and thense went this voyage, and otherwise
negatively saving as aforesaid and saving hee went to assist the said Lopez
in the said voyage as aforesaid.

To the second hee refereth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and otherwise hee
cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the third hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and saith it was in
the Channell of Bahama wherethesaid Ailewarde bought the said
Sassaperilla of the said Toribio ffernandez, for which hee saith there was not
any money paid that hee saw, but

To the fourth hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition, and cabbot
otherwise depose.

To the fifth hee saith hee hath knowne ths aid Betts and Andrewes from
the beginning of this voyage, and not longer, and saith the said Aileward
is a married man this deponent having seene his wife in London, and
otherwise hee cannot depose, saving Aileward hath his house and
familie in this citie, where this deponent hath bin at it.

Diego mendes [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Wm Martyn Interpreter [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]


The 14th of Aprill 1659.

Claime of the said Jacomo}
Otto and others}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.


Diego Mendez of La Palma in the Canaries aged 2[?8] yeares
or thereabouts, sworne and examined.

To the first and second articles hee saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth
the claimers arlate and saith they were on the voyage in question in the
sahippe the hope arlate from Amsterdam for the Spanish west Indies
neamely the producent Jacomo Otto went as Skipper of her and carried
out in her for his owne account linnen, and knives, and the [?XXX]
William alias Jacob Tompson who went carpenter of her carried
pepper and linnens for his account, and that the producent Bartholomew [?Guardier]
waho was one of her companie, carried out pepper in her for his
account, and that with the said shipp and goods the said parties all
arived in the Spanish West Indies, where John [?Lopez] who went
[?XXXXall] Sopra cargo at their instance and request (they being [?XXX]
of tradiing there as not being Spaniards) trucked away their said outward
goods, and produced for them therewith (which they laded aboard the
said shipp) the severall goods following, videlicet for the account of the
said Otto twelve chests and nine skinns of Indigo, and for account
of the said Tompson thirtie five chests of Indigo, and for account
of the said [>Guardier] one chest and two skinns of Indigo, all which
hee knoweth for that this deponent an the said Lopez being Spaniards
and having the libertie of trade there, and this deponent going the said
voyage assistant to the said Lopez to help him in the said disposall
of the producents outwards goods and producing the said homewards goods
the markes whereof hee knoweth not, And further cannot depose.

To the third fourth fifth and sixth articles hee saith and deposeth
that after such buying and providing the said goods at the West Indies
they were laded aboard the said shipp for the said respective accounts
to goe to the downes or dover and to be delivered for their accounts
or to them, and the said shipp departed therewith accordingly, but
by adverse winde and weather was put into Milford haven
where this deponent came ashore and came for London leaving all