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To the Interrogatories.

To the first hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and cannot otherwise depose

To the second negatively for his part, and otherwise answereth not.

To the third hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and otherwise hee
cannot answere, keeping noe account of the times as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee referreth himselfe as aforesaid.

To the 5th negatively.

To the 6th hee hath not soe deposed, and negatively for his part.

To the 7th hee saith the said shipp was the said voyage of the burthen of
two hundred tonnes or thereabouts in his estimation, and as this deponent
hath heard, shee hath carried soe much, And otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the 8th and 9th hee cannot answer, and knowing as hee saith of any
goods proffered or readie, other than were received aboard.

To the 10th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and otherwise hee
cannot depose.

To the 11th hee cannot answer.

To the 12th and 13th hee saith that this deponent and most of the rest of the company
after the said shipps second retourne from the Morea to Zant, understanding
that the factors had let her to freight to the Provador for an unlawfull
voyage to be made with her into the Archipelagus, whereby they should
have bin liable to slavery without redemption, they refused to goe, and that
for their securitie, (being informed of v[?a]ssells that were to clap them
and [?force] them) they haled guns fore and aft, resolving not to be compelled
to such an unlawfull and un[?free] imployment, and that besides this deponent
all the rest of company refused saving the master, Purser and Cooper
as this deponent remembreth, being 24 persons that soe refused.

To the 14th hee saith hee heard that the said Thomas dobson say that
the said shipp was to goe to Tunis, which this deponent was glad of, and
all the company were willing thereto, and howe the shipp came not to goe
or what was the reason of putting off the voyage hee knoweth not nor
hath heard.

To the 15 and 16 hee cannot answer.

To the 17th hee cannot answer.

To the 18th hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the 19th hee hath not soe deposed.

To the 20th negatively, saving as aforesaid saying hee hath noe relation
to the owners, otherwise than being gunner as aforesaid.

To the 21th negatively.

To the 22th negatively.


Repeated before Collonel Cock.


The 28th of June 1656.

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation.


Henry Denby of Wapping in the county of Middlesex Cooke
aged 44 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined

To the first article hee saith and deposeth that the producents Captaine
John Cramp T[?omas] [?hamberlain] and company were and are commonly reputed owners of the shipp
the George Bonadventure arlate, And otherwise cannot depose.