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a wittnes produced, sworne and examined he
deposeth and saith as followeth/

To the first article of the sayd allegation he deposeth and
saith that he the deponent being Cooke of the arlate
shipp the Gilbert the voyage in question did well
know that the arlate John Cobb, Mathew Jennings
and allmost all the Mariners mentioned in the schedule
arlate did enter into whole pay in the service of
the sayd shipp upon the fifth day of Aprill 1656
and did belong unto the sayd shipp unto her arrivall
at hung Road neere Bristoll, which was about the
latter end of January last past and that all they, the
sayd Mariners, aswell the outward as inward bound
voyage did doe and performe their severall duties and
services in the sayd shipp, as faithfully and laboriously
as men could possibly doe or performe, And further
he cannot depose.

To the second article he deposeth and saith that in the said shipps
passage for the Barbathos the voyage arlate on or about
the 24th of december 1656 in or about the degree of 24
a greivous violent and outragious storme happned which
continued about five days, and he saith that by reason
of the violence of the sayd storme the shipps ˹side˺ did give
way, and by the raging of the Seas the long boate
of the sayd shipp was staved to peices, And the
Deponent saith that in that extremity and imminent
danger the Company of Mariners of the sayd shipp did
continually pumpe, keeping two pumpes constantly going
and did doe all that could possibly be done in working
and labouring for the preservation of shipp, goods and
lifes, All which were by the blessing of God upon their
endeavours preserved, And further he cannot depose.

To the third article he deposeth that the shipp interrate was in
her homeward bound voyage much overladen, and that by reason
the shipp was soe stuffed with goods the Mariners could not
(in the storme predeposed of) come to make use of the chaine pumpe
arlate, and that the long boate of the sayd shipp being
staved to peices as is predeposed, had not any other boate
belonging to her, And further he cannot depose./

To the fourth and fifth articles of the sayd allegation he
deposeth that about the 18th of January 1656 the shipp
arrived at a unknowne place unto the Master
and the Company of the sayd shipp, but indeed it proved
afterwards to be Aberdee in Wales, and that the sayd
shipp came there to an anchor in an Evening, and
that when the day appeared the arlate Croford gave
order for the weighing of the sayd shipps anchor and and to
stand off to Sea, and that therupon the sayd shipps Mariners
informed him of the shortnes of provisions then aboard the
sayd shipp, and that there were noe more pumpe=boxes