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A. 18.

The 16th of June 1656.

On the behalfe of the foresaid Alderman}
Riccard and company touching the {Love} }

William Cowne of the parish of Saint Mary
Acts London Mariner aged 24 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and exámined upon the
fore said Interrogatories.

Rp. 3.

To the first, second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee well knew
and was Purser and Masters Mate of the shipp the Love interrogated
in an late voyage to and from the Island of Sumatra on the coast of East. India,
for which Iland hee saith shee went out and proceeded from this port
about eighteene monethes since and ariving there about this time
twelve moneth (under the conduct of Captaine Elias Jourdaine) shee there
tooke in an lading of pepper, and having taken the same in, departed thence
to returne for the streights mouth, and soe to goe for Ligorne to deliver the
same, according to the order and Instructions given by Alderman Riccard
and the rest of her imployers to the said Captaine, which hee the
said Captaine imparted to his officers (of which this deponent was one) in the
said voyage, and this deponent having never seene the Commission or
Instructions, left by his precontest Robert Tindall, well knoweth them
to be the same that the said Captaine Jourdaine shewed this deponent and
the rest of the officers in the said voyage. And saith that after the
said shipp had taken in her said lading of pepper and was departed
therewith for Ligorne the said Captaine Jourdaine about two dayes after
such her departure, died, and that the said Robert Tindall became
commander of her in his place and with the rest of the company that
were surviving brought her for the Straights mouth, before which time
of comming to the Straights mouth hee saith that two and thirtie
of the company (besides the Captaine) were dead, and those that were
living were many of them so infeebled with sicknesse that they were not
able to give any assistance towards the sailing of the shipp. and most of
the rest were sick and weake, by having bin in a very intemperate
climate to take in their lading, and besides hee saith that in their
retourne had met with and with very fowle and stormy weather whereby
the said shipp was become very leakie, In soemuch that through the
weaknesse and inhabilitie (sic) of the company, and the leakinesse of
the shipp, that when they came to the Straights mouth found that there was noe possibilitie of to carry her
to Ligorne, without extreme hazard of loosing her and her lading,
but a necessitie of comming for England with her; And saith withall
that the difficultie was the greater for that the winde was then contrary
to that going into the Straights mouth. And saith that the said
Jourdaine before he died, and the said Tindall and officers after his death
alwaies determined to carry the said shipp and lading for Ligorne, and
soe they acquainted the company, and they were unanimous in that
determination, till they found that they could not doe it, at hee saith
by vertue of his oath that they could by reason of the premisses,
without greate and extreme danger of the losse of the shipp and
lading, and otherwise hee cannot depose saving that they never had any
order from their said Imployers or others, to divert them from their said going
for Ligorne.