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The 17th of Aprill 1656.

Cooke and Johnson against the}
Tankervaile and Batson.}
Clements Smyth.}

Exámined upon the Libell.

Rp. .j.

John Trumble of Shadwell Mariner, aged 50
yeares or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the first and second articles of the said Libell hee saith
and deposeth that hee well knoweth the producent arlate Robert Cooke
and the shippp Tankervaile arlate as alsoe the arlate Richard Batson
and hath soe donne for a yeere last past and upwards, and saith that
the said Robert Cooke for all the time arlate was master and [?Governour GUTTER]
of the said shipp, and for such commonly accompted, and the said Richard
Batson was commonly accompted and reputed owner of her, and the person
that constituted the said Cooke master and put him into the Gover[?naunce GUTTER]
of the said vessell, and further that the said vessell being outwards bound
from this port for Gottenburgh in Norway, the said master hired and had
aboard for the said voyage the producents James Cooke for his mate, and
Maynard Johnson for his boatswaine, both which (sic) entred into full pay
upon the xith of August 1655, and went in the said shipp and made
their said port of Gottenburgh and there tooke in horses and retourned
to England and served in her till the nineth of ffebruary last past,
at which time they were at Gravesend imprested aboard the said shipp
Tankervaile to goe and serve abroad the Adventure frigot in
service of this commonwealth, and presently compelled to goe aboard
the Adventure frigot. All which hee knoweth because hee alsoe went
the said voyage in the said shipp (whereof hee was Quarter master) and
entred into full pay at Gravesend the said 11th of August last) as all
the rest of the company did, and was abroad when the said two persons
were imprested as aforesaid in their retourne, and saith the said James
Cooke (whose wages was commonly accounted and said to be 55 s per moneth)
and the said Maynard Johnson (whose wages was commonly said and
accounted to be 44 s per moneth) performed their respective duties and
places aboard the said shipp the said voyage honestly and well, And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that the said shipp was by her master and company
fully intended to be sailed from Norway to the Barbadás, but by weather
shee was forced into New castle, where the said master received order from
the said mr Batson not to proceede to the Barbadás, but to take in
seale cole and Grind stones, and corne therewith to the River of Thames
which hee accordingly did, which hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid.

To the fourth and the two schedules annexed subscribed Robert Cooke,
hee saith that after the said impresting of the said James Cooke and
Maynard Johnson, the said Robert Cooke the master gave the said two
schedules, as this
deponent hath bin informed.

To the fifth hee saith it is and hath bin losse and dammage to the said
producents in being kept out of their said wages soe longe, and
otherwise hee cannot depose