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31th Aug:tis 66. [CENTRE HEADING]

Super allone predict Examinat


Carolus Standish de Rye in Com Sussex inhihitavit
per biennium aut circiter annos agens 24 aut circiter testis product et Jurat

Ad 5. 7. 14. et 17 arlos dicta allonis super quibus solemodo
Examinatur ex directiono Mri Exton procuris deponit et dicit that
hee welll knoweth the ship the Suprizall arlate and was one of her
company namely Lieutenant of her, And saith that about three
monthes since the said vessell having taken in men
at Rye aforesaid went from Rye in the Evening of a day, and the next
morning about six of the Clock seized and tooke the arlate shipp
The Jesus, Joseph, Mary and Saint Andrew of the burthen
of about 150 tonnes laded with wine and fruite and brought the
said shipp with her said lading into Rye harbour, And she was
soe seized and tooke by the Suprizall and her Company about foure leagues
off the West ward of Rye (to the best of this deponents Judgment) in the English
Channell, And saith that upon the boarding the said vessel
by this deponent, his precontests George Blanch, Richard Tue,
Edward Standish this depots brother and one of the Surprizall, owners
and ffrancis Spooner, all of the Surprizalls Company they found
onboard the said vessell two pilotts one of which he saith affirmed himselfe
to bee a Hamburger, both spake dutch as alsoe poor English,
and they being asked by this deponent and others then on board from whence
they came, and whether they were bound, one of the pilotts a Clubfoated
person,) answered that they came from Genoa, and were bound
for Amsterdam, Which the other pilott hearing said, Noe.
for Hamborow, and then the said Clubfoated fellow also said
for Hamborow but not before although hee well understood what was asked him speaking so good English Et alr nescit deponere. Saving this deponent when
hee and the others soe went on board ffound them in a ffighting posture, their Petererers
or peeces called Murderers being Eight in number laded, and their baggs
of shott by them, and some which were on board with this deponent told this
deponent that they saw severall matches lighted, and most of their
musquets charged, The peterers were discharged at Rye harbour
and the musquetts carried aboard the Surprizall, and in one musquett
he saith there were five bulletts one or two whereof were chewed
this deponent seing the same drawne, And the said Jesus Joseph Mary Saint Andrew had fought them as hee beleeveth
had not the Drake ffrigott and another Catch bin neere them.


Ad primum rendet that hee cometh at the request of Mr Steele on of the
owners of the Surprizall who came to know what this deponent could say
herein because he knew or understood that this deponent was one
of her Company as aforesaid. And saith that before he was sworne as a
witnesse Mr Exton asked this deponent what hee could say in this
busienes, and this deponent then told him to the effect aforesaid. And
Expects to have his Charges borne by the owners of the
said Man of warr, ffor his paines in comming to bee Examined
herein, And saith hee was an apprentice to one Mr ffield a