To the 4th and 5th hee cannot depose savin … To the 4th and 5th hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid
To the 6th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the last negatively for his part, and otherwise hee cannot depose.
Repeated bfore doctor Clerke.
[?XXXXXX] [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE, PRESUMABLY OF INTERPRETER]
[?XX] Simono Bonicell [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
The 6th of March 1654. [CENTRE HEADING
de hare and Stock against Cable.}
Examined upon the said allegation.
'''John Roo''' of dover in the County of kent Mariner<br />
aged 46 yeares or thereabouts, late masters mate<br />
of the shipp the ''Successe'' sworne and examined.
To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that hee<br />
hath well knowne the producents Michael de hare and Abraham<br />
Stock for theise 17 yeares last or thereabouts, and soe longe this deponent<br />
hath used to saile from dover, where they the said producents have<br />
for all that time dwelt and doe still dwell. Andd saith that they<br />
the said producents have for all the time arlate bin the true<br />
and lawfull owners and proprietors of the said shipp ''Successe'' and<br />
of her tackle and furniture and for such commonly accompted, which hee<br />
knoweth being masters mate of her in this her last voyage<br />
wherein shee was cast away, and having before that gonne another<br />
voyage in her in the same qualitie. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the second hee saith that in the end of July and beginning of<br />
August last past, the aid shipp ''Successe'' was and remained at<br />
Newcastle upon Tyne and there was laden with sea coales for<br />
the accompt of Mr de hare and Mr Stock the producents, which hee<br />
knoweth being masters mate of her as aforesaid. And otherwise hee cannot<br />
To the 3 hee deposeth that on or about the 6 of August last the said<br />
shipp departed with her lading of coales from Newcastle bound for dover,<br />
and in her course of proceeding comming on the eighth of the same moneth<br />
about halfe an houre past two in the morning upon a place called the Wells<br />
and about tenn fathome water, and the winde blowing pretty stifly<br />
at South and by East, some of the company of the ''Successe'' espied<br />
a vessell comming before the winde upon them, whereupon when the said<br />
vessell came neerer, they cried and called out to the company of the said<br />
vessell to beare up, telling them that otherwise they would sincke them<br />
(speaking of the company of the ''Successe'') but the said vessell (her company<br />
making noe answer) sailed right upon the ''Successe'', which being perceived<br />
by the company of the ''Successe'' they put their helme a port and<br />
used all meanes to preserve themselve from the shock, howbeit<br />
theve from the shock, howbeit<br />