HCA 13/72 f.163r Annotate
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The 9th of November 1657./
Cox against Norbrooke.
Exámined upon the foresaid allegation.
Captaine Christofer Myngs commander of the
Marston Moore frigot in the immediate service of
this Commonwealth, aged 32 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and exámined.
To the first, 2. 3. 4. and 5th articles hee saith and deposeth that ehee
well knoweth the producent Thomas Cox, and saith that in the time of
the late warrs betwixt this Nation and holland, the said Cox served
this State in the Elizabeth frigot under the command of this deponent
and was in the last great engagement of the fleete of this Commonwealth
against the hollanders, and therein fought and behaved himselfe staunchly
and valiantly of this deponents sight, standing to his place and
charge very well and effectually, and persisted therein untill the fight
was over, and continued in the said service untill the said warrs were
ended. And saith that this deponent comming with his frigot the
Marston Moore (whereof hee is mow commander) into the Roade of
Barbadas, found severall English shipp (sic) lying there with other
shipps, and having want of men, being bound for Jamaica, and
understanding that the said Cox was there aboard one of the said shipps the
, this deponent knowing him, and having had experience
as aforesaid of his fitnes for the States service, sent his Lieutenant
aboard the ship where hee was and to presse him, and after his Lieutenant retourned
aboard having pressed the said Cox and 17 or 18 men (or thereabouts)
from the other shipps, and sent the said Cox being soe impressed [XXXX]
into the States service, this deponents said lieutenant bringing him
aboard in his boate, And him soe impressed the said Cox sailed
in the said frigot and service to Jamaica, and there was
severall times ashore in militarie service, and was in severall
skermishes and at the taking of Rio de [harcha]. And otherwise
hee cannot depose, saving the said impressing was in or about the
end of december or beginning of January last was a twelvemoneth.
To the 6th hee saith the said Cox being soe impressed served in
the Marston Moore as a common man at the rate of 23s per
To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee saith hee cometh at the instance of the sollicitor
of the said Cox (whose name hee knoweth not) to testifie the truth
in this cause, and knoweth the said Cox as afore but
mr Norbrooke, and favoureth the parties indifferently, and
To the second third fourth and 5th hee saith that one of the other English
shipps masters names was Totty, and another fflute. And saith hee
intended to presse men out of every of the said English shipps, and
the said Cox [brou]ght before his said pressing comming aboard
to this deponent to see him, this deponent knowing the worth of
his being there, told him hee should goe along with him, and soe
gave order for his impressing, And otherwise hee cannot answer saving
his foregoeing deposition to which hee referreth himselfe.
Repeated before doctor Godolphin.
Christop:r Myngs [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]