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The first of June 1657.

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation.

On the behalfe of the fore said Silvester}
ánd others. touching the ffortune.}

Rp. 6.us

John Cooke of the parish of White Chappell
London Merchant, aged 36 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and exámined.

To the eighth árticle of the said allegation (upon which alone hee is by
direction of the producent exámined) hee saith and deposeth That in or
about August last past hee this deponent received a letre from his correspondent
liveing in Amsterdam and these dated, purporting (amongst other things)
and adviseing that if there were any shipps on the coast
of Guiney wherein this deponent or any friend of his had any interest,
they should doe well to give them notice that there were two
shipps designed from Amsterdam for those coasts, and that it was
designed to take English there, and that they could there
meete withall. And further that is the owners of the said two ships
dwelt in Amsterdam and Zealand as the common report alsoe went,
And otherwise hee cannot depose.



the tenth of June 1657.
Touching the shipps}
Victory and the Saint}


Bertrand Dibarbone of London Merchant aged nine and
twenty yeares or thereabouts sworne before the right Worshippfull
John Godolphin doctor of Lawes - one of the Judges of the
high Court of the Admiraltie of England saith and deposeth
by vertue of his oath

That hee this deponent in or about the end of the moneth of May
last past received advise from Paris from his correspondents Messieurs John Jaques
ffonne, Michael Carpentier and John Reynault Merchants there dwelling
subiects of the king of ffrance, touching their lading by their factor Charles Trenchant certaine
goods at Saint Malo's aboard two shipps the one
named the Victory of Saint Malo John Gaultier Commander bound for the barr of Cadiz, ffaro, The Canaries,
or New Spaine in the West India's, and the other named the Saint John
of Saint Malo, ffrancis Tranchant Commander bound for the barr of Cadiz, ffaro, and the Canaries,
And saith that they in the said leteres of advice signified and declared unto
this deponent that the said shipps were both to retourne for England
or ffrance and there to discharge. And further that touching the said goods hee in and
the same letere of advice received two papers written in ffrench, the
one beginning Extraict des Registres de L'Admiralte de ffrance a
Paris etcetera, and ending fait a paris le sixieme Juin Mil six cent cens
cinquante six, and underwritten, fforne pere et fils, Charpentier et Requault
And the other paper conteyning a receipt of a passe from the king of ffrance, beginning
([XXXX] duc de Vando[X]om etcetera and undersigned by severall merchants. And
that they desired that this deponent, by their said letere to declare and make knowne
to this Court that the said goods mentioned in the said first paper were laden for their proper account
and for the further manifestation thereof and of the rest of the contents



John Cooke


Primary sources



PROB 11/376/400 Will of John Cooke of Whitechapel London, Middlesex 26 June 1684