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HCA 13/72 f.164v: Right click on image for full size image in separate window


On the 12th of November 1657.

James Cooke and Company Owners}
of the shipp lately called the Mayflower}
of Stockton, against the sayd shipps}
and against John Williamson and others}
intervening for their interest}

Upon the libell./


William Hearon of S[tockton]
in the late Bishop=rick of Durham
Mariner, aged 38 yeares or thereabouts, a wittnes
produced, sworne and examined deposeth as

To the first article of the sayd Libell he deposeth
and saith that of his this deponents certaine knowledge
the Libellate James Cooke was sole Owner of the
arlate shipp (lately called) the Mayflower in the
yeares 1654 and (for the most part of) 1655, and
of her tackle, apparrell and furniture, and that he the
sayd Cooke ought still (as he beleiveth) to bee the
Owner or Proprietor of her and her tackle, apparell
and furniture. The premisses he deposeth for that he
the deponent did goe master of her the sayd shipp
the Mayflower seaven yeares together, and therby he
knoweth her Owner which was the sayd James Cooke, And further he cannot depose

To the 2d and third articles he cannot depose/

To the fourth he deposeth that the arlate shipp the Mayflower
concerning which said shipp whereof he hath deposed the producent James Cooke to
bee Master (sic), and the shipp Mayflower arrested by [authority]
of this Court is one and the same shipp, of his this deponents ceertaine
knowledge, who hath seene her since her arrest And further
he cannot depose.

To the fifth he referreth himselfe to the law And further [he]
cannot depose.

To the last he saith his former deposition is true/

Willm hearon [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


On the same day. [CENTRE HEADING]


William Dent of Stockton aforementioned
Mariner, aged about 28 yeares, a wittnes
produced, sworne and examined. deposeth as followeth

To the first article of the sayd Libell he deposeth that [being]
as a Mariner in the arlate shipp the Mayflower
about seaven yeares together, and that therby he [got]
to know and understand the sayd James Cooke [the]
party producent was the sole Owner and Proprietor