Protest of Thomas Lyon and John Millitt, 1740 Jan. 28.
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[written in left margin] of her Lading
persuaded & verily believed that the said Ship with thrust by the Violence of the Sea & badness of the Weather is totally lost Wherefore the said Master Thomas Lyon did Protest agst. the Seas & Weather for all Costs Charges & Damages suffered or sustained by reason of the Premises recoverable or to be recovered by Virtue of any Policy or Policy’s of Insurance or otherwise by [illegible] thereof I do hereby certifie that on the day & year herein before first mentioned personally appeared before me the the said Thomas Lyon & John Millitt who respectively made Oath to the several Matters by them above related in such manner & form as herein above is mentioned.
I do hereby Certifie that Edward Barradall Esqr. who signs the above Certificate is Recorder of the City of Williamsburg & one of his Majesty’s Justices of Peace for the County of James City and that full faith & Credit is given to all Matters & things by him so Certified throughout the Colony of Virginia & elsewhere Witness my Hand & the Seal of the Colony aforesaid the [blank] day of [blank] 1740/1
A Manifest of what things were saved out of the Ship Lucy & Nancy Capn: Thomas Lyon whom we came up wth lying at an Anchor in Distress in the John & James of & from New England David Horney Master.