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this deponents Judgement tight and sufficient therefore hee could not
depose otherwise then before hee hath deposed well knowing it to be the
truth and saith if the truth of the matter had bin otherwise hee would
not have in manner aforesayd deposed to please any person whatsoever nor for any sinister
end whatsoever./

William pathebridge [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The foresayd Jonathan Pook upon Interrogatories
brought in the 17th of June./

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee was Gunner of the shipp the King
of Poland for part of the voyage in question videlicet from his goeing from Plymouth outward bound till [XXX] and saith hee hath received of Mr
Peniston twenty pounds in part of his wages due for the sayd voyage
and knoweth not at present what is behinde, and saith hee receaved 15 li
thereof about 3 weekes agoe and about eight dayes since the other five pounds
and to the rest of the Interrogatorrie hee answereth negatively./

To the 2 hee saith as is predeposed that in his this deponents Judgement the
shipp Interrogated the tyme the Interrogate was a tight strong and sufficient
shipp and hath, heard nothing now knoweth anything to the effect
Interrogate and therefore cannot answere thereto otherwise than negatively
for his part./

To the 3 hee saith hee beleeveth all shipps that goe to Sea are subiect to
stormes, and saith the stormes predeposed of were of force sufficient
to have dammified and hurt a very tight shipp and as good a shipp as ever went to Sea and saith the sayd
shipp the King of Poland was a tight and strong shipp such in his this deponents Judgement and
that it is yet mainfest that the rudder was not any way rotten when
it brake as aforesayd, it appearing still to bee firme, and saith
there came other shipps in Company with the King of Poland from
Virginia and were parted from her in that storme but how they
escaped or what damage was done to them hee knoweth not but hath
heard that one of them (the Masters name whereof was Mr Cary) did
come into Plymouth much damnified both in shipp and goods and had
as hee hath heard betweene three and fower foote water in hold[?s]
which hee receaved by reason of the sayd storme and saith hee
beleeveth the shipp King of Poland was tight before the sayd storme and further
saving his foregoeing deposition hee hee cannot answere./

To the 4th hee saith hee hath deposed the truth in his foregoeing
deposition and cannot nor will depose otherwise whosoever
will take it ill nor will for any sinister or base end whatsoever
speake any other then the truth And further hee cannot answere/

the mark of the sayd
Jonathan I P Pooke/ [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The foresayd Josiah Elfreth upon Interrogatories/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee was Masters cheife Mate of the shipp the
Kinge of Poland the Voyage in Question and saith hee hath about a
fortnight or three weekes since receaved of Mr Peniston tenn pounds in parte of
his wages for the sayd voyage and what is behinde hee knoweth not
having not cast up the whole and knoweth not wherefore the rest is not paid
And to the rest of the Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively./

To the 2 hee saith hee knoweth not nor hath heard any such thing
as is Interrogate and beleeveth as before is deposed that shee was a tight