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ábout the sixteenth or seventeenth day of September last the said Cooper
absented himselfe from the shipp and service, without and contrary
to the masters consent and likeing, and kept himselfe continually from
that time absent and not retourning any more to the said shipp, but
having sent for his clothes and necessaries, and gunn the key of his chest to one
Roger [?Warenn] and of the said company, as the said [?Warenn] acknowledged,
The premisses touching the said Coopers absenting himselfe and deserting
wholly deserting his service in the said shipp (whereof hee was
Carpenters mate) this deponent knoweth, because hee was Purser
of her and went all the voyage in her and was then present at
Lisbone and tooke notice of the said desertion, and absence of
the said Cooper whom this deponent often sought after his
first absenting himselfe but could never finde it him, nor hath
ever seen him since to this houre.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie he answereth that the wages of the said
Cooper (who was Carpenters mate) is 48 s per moneth according
to the entry thereof in this deponents booke by the masters order,
and saith hee served about eighteene monethes in the said
shipp and was only carpenters mate, to the very time of
his deserting the shipp as aforesaid though there were noe other carpenter but hee and saith hee entred into
pay the in the moneth of ffebruary 1654 about the beginning of
the same moneth, and deserted as aforesaid, and otherwise hee
referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

To the second hee saith hee knoweth noe occasion at all
given by the master or others for the said Coopers deserting
the said shipp and service, but this deponent hath heard that
hee was intangled or in league with a wench on shoare at
Lisbone, concerning whom hee was by one there challenged that
hee had promised her mariage, and saith the said shipp
Tyger was then attending convoy in the Bay of [?XXXXes] to
come home for England; and saith that the said Cooper was hired
as all the rest were to proceed from dover for Genoa, and there
upon the ships designes and progresse till her retourne to

Warren Huggesen [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before doctor Godolphin./.