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1. The 23th day of March 1656/
2. <margin value="Left">Edwards and Whitfeilde against the shipp}
3. Negro and Bushell and others}
4. Clements Smith}</margin>
5. Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of the sayd
6. Edwards and Whitfeilde./
7. <margin value="Left">Rp. jus</margin>
8. Thomas Morgan of Rederiff in the County of Surrey
9. Mariner Boatswaine of the sayd Shipp the Negro the
10. voyage in question aged thirty fower yeares or thereabouts
11. a wittnesse sworne and examined saith an deposeth as followeth videlicet
12. To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
13. went, and was boatswaine of the shipp the Negro for the whole voyage in
14. question and saith that soe farr as hee this deponent could and did
15. observe the arlate Samuell Edwards and Roger Whitfeild did throughout
16. the whole voyage in question behave them selves like sober and honest
17. persons and were carefull to performe their duties according to their
18. offices in the sayd shipp (videlicet the Edwards as Gunner and the sayd Whitfeild
19. as carpenter of the sayd shipp) during the sayd voyage and for sober
20. honest and well-qualified persons and such as performed their dutie
21. according to their places in the sayd shipp the sayd voyage they were by this
22. deponent (and as hee beleeveth by the greatest part of the sayd shipps
23. Company) the sayd voyage commonly accompted and reputed And further
24. to this article hee cannot depose/
26. Thomas Morgan SIGNATURE, RH SIDE
28. The same day CENTRE HEADING
29. Examined upon the sayd allegation./
30. To the second article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
31. ˹(being the arlate Morgan)˺ is not any wayes allyed nor indebted unto the arlate Edwards nor Ed Whitfeild
32. nor either of them, nor hath any relation to them the sayd Edwards or Whitfeild
33. or either of them, save that hee sayled in the sayd shipp the Negro the voyage
34. in question as a Mariner with them nor is he this deponent to receive any
35. benefitt in case the sayd Edwards and Whitfeild receave their full wages And
36. saith hee knoweth the arlate Thomas Gowen who is reputed a Scotchman by
37. Nation and henry Man who is reputed a dutch man by nation and
38. Roger Worthley who is reputed a Norfolk man ˹and saith they all sayled in the sayd shipp as Mariners the voyage in question˺ and saith hee beleeveth that
39. the sayd Gowen, Man and Worthley are not of Kinne to the sayd Edwards
40. nor Whitfeild nor either of them And further to this article hee cannot
41. depose./
42. To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/
43. Thomas Morgan SIGNATURE, RH SIDE
45. The same day CENTRE HEADING
46. Examined on the sayd allegation/
47. <margin value="Left">Rp. 2</margin>
48. Thomas Gowen of disert in Scotland Mariner aged
49. thirty yeares or thereabouts a Wittnesse sworne and
50. examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet/
51. To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith, that hee was one of
52. the Company of the shipp the Negro for a great part of the voyage in question
53. <margin value="Bottom right, under main body of text, as lead to next page">and</margin>


Primary sources

Thomas Morgan

POSSIBLE MATCH: PROB 11/295/749 Will of Thomas Morgan, Mariner of Saint Olave in Southwark, Surrey 08 October 1659