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the William gott out with her and further saveing his foregoeing deposition
hee cannot answere otherwise than negatively having never heard of any
hurt receaved by the Interrogate Constant by his vering aforesayd./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

the marke of the sayd
ffrancis FE Evert [MARKE, RH SIDE]


the 28th of September 1655/ [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of his highnesse the}
Lord Protector touching a derelict}
taken by Captaine Lambert and company}
in the Lyon.}

Examined on certaine Interrogatories given in on the behalfe of
his highnes the Lord protector

Rowe dt.


John Gough of Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney and
County of Middlesex mariner aged twenty sixe yeares or
thereabouts a wuttnesse sworne and examined saith as followeth

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith the shipp Interrogate (whose name hee
knoweth not) was found by the Company of the shipp the Lyon (then in the
service of this Commonwealth and on her voyage homewards from the West
Indies) in this condition here after expressed videlicet, the sayd shipp Interrogate
was found upon the streame about sixteene leagues south from the lands
end, her hold being then full of water up to the gunne deck, her yardes and
riggeing being all shattered and torne and lying upon the deck utterly unser=
viceable, there being noe person liveing in her, And hee saith that
Captaine John Lambert Commander of the Lyon aforesayd having soe
found her in that condition ordered Thomas Trippett late Booteswaine
of the Paragon with some thirty sixe persons of the Company of the Lyon
to goe on board the sayd shipp soe found to doe their endeavour to save her
if they could and they according to his order went on board her the twenty
eighth day of August last and continued on board her till about twelve a
Clock on the twenty nynth of the same, and then the sayd Trippett perceiving
the sayd shipp to be in a very dangerous condition likely to perish and
the water encreaseing in her notwithstanding all the endeavour hee and his
sayd Company could use, did for preservation of his life returne on
board the shipp Interrogate, and there related what a dangerous
condition shee was in and that hee did conceive it was impossible to save her
from foundering in the sea and thereupon caused a protest to be drawne in
these words following videlicet By this present Instrument of a protest done and protested
against the sea and against the Shipp Rack taken by Captaine John Lambert
Commander of the States Shipp the Lyon on the twenty nynth day of August
for not being able to convoye her noe further for the preserving of the sayd Rack
wee doe by these presents protest against the shipp and seas, and it is ordered by
the Captaine that Lieutenanant John Gough doe take charge of the goods that
are in the sayd Rack and to gaine the first port that hee can gaine and
there to report unto the Vize Admirall, and to make a protest and declare it
publiquely there that soe done and protested in the presence of us on board the sayd
stated shipp Lyon this one and thirtith day of August 1655/ and subscribed Tho: Trippet
which protest being soe made was sent to this deponent then remayning on