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To the first article hee saith and deposeth that hee hath knowne the
arlate John Scott for the space of neere theise three yeares last or thereabouts as
being an apprentice unto the said Christofer Tailer in whose service and
imployment in the profession aforesaid this deponent served him the said
John about three yeares since in the said Christofer Tailers vessell
a fishing, and this deponent knew and [?XXXX] him the said John Scott
for the space of a quarter of a yeare or thereabouts in such service of the said
Tailer after such the said Johns first comming to him
the said mr Tailer. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth fifth and sixth articles hee saith and deposeth that the said
John Scott about two yeares and a halfe since or more (as this deponent
hath heard) leaving his said masters service and betaking himselfe to the
service and imployment of the arlate John Chamberlaine, this deponent
hath in that time diverse times seene him the said Scott in that hoy and
imployment of the said
Chamberlaine, and about a weeke before Whitsuntide last this deponent
ariving at Lea in his fishing imployment, and going over severall vessells
to get ashore, hee in one of them sawe the said John Scott [?XXX] in a hoy
which this deponent understood to be the said Chamberlaines hoy, and speaking
to him asked him, saying, are not you Goodman Tailers servant
(speaking of and meaning the producent) to which the said John Scott
answered and said, hee had bin (his the said Tailers) servant but
was not soe at that time, whereupon this deponent replied and
said you will finde that you are his servant at this time, to which hee
the said Scott againe answered, if my master (speaking of and meaning
the said Tailer) hath any thinge to doe with mee let him goe to my
father; and this deponent sad that his master mr Tailer would
goe neere to bringe him that [?XXXXXXXX] him into trouble for [?XXXXing]
him, and seeing two men together in the hoy which hearkened to what
this deponent said to the said boy, and [?XXXXX] that one of them was
mr Chamberlaine that interro[?gated] him, this deponent spake to them
and said that it were good that the boy were soone retourned to
his master and his master agreed with about his absence, for
that if the law should passe against him that [?inXXXXXX] him
it would [?goe] neere to undoe him, or there passed words betweene
and amongest them to the very effect aforesaid. And saith further
that the said Tailer was faine to hire another youth to serve his
vessell unimployed through want of his said servant to his
greate losse and dammadge, insomuch that his wife and familie
were put into want and suffered much losse thereby
And this deponent according to the proffit and advantage that
usually accrewes to a ffisherman by such a servant for soe longe time
as the said Scott hath deserted his said masters service, estimateth
the losse and dammadge of the said Tailer by such desertion at
fourtie pounds sterling. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 7th hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.