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The 11th of ffebruary 1657

On the behalfe of the}
foresaid Mr Sumers}
against James Powis./.}

2 Rp.

dt. [X] cop:

John Rookes of Redriff Marriner aged 55 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne before the right worshipfull John
Godolphin Doctor of Lawes one of the Judges of the high C[ourt GUTTER]
of the Admiraltie and Examined on Certaine Interrogatories m[inistred GUTTER]
on the behalfe of ffrancis Sumers of London Merchant saith and
deposeth by vertue of his Oath:/:

To the first and 2d Interrogatories hee this deponent on the five and twen[tith GUTTER]
day of July last 1657: was present in Company with the Interr[ate GUTTER]
Mr ffrancis Somers and Mr James Powis, at the Signe of the
Goate in ffinch Lane, at which time and place, and in this deponents
heareing, the said ffrancis Sumers and James Powis Did [XXX GUTTER]
and discourse of the summe of one hundred pounds which the said
Mr Sumers had Assured the said Mr Powes upon the Saint Jacob
of Lubeck (hans Clauson Master) And the said Sumers did [XXX GUTTER]
and there tell the said Powes, that hee the said Powis [had GUTTER]
not delt fairely with him, about the said Assurance, for [at GUTTER]
the time of the said Subscription of the Pollicy of Assurance
hee had warranted the ship to be well and in good Condition
when as hee had heard by three or foure other ships that
came out from about Quinsborowe a little time after
the Saint Jacob came thence, that shee was missing, and that they [XXX GUTTER]
not tell what was become of her. or words to the very same effect
To which the said James Powes made answer, and aacknowledged
that hee did at the time of the Subscription of the said Pollicy by the
said Mr Sumers warrant warrant that the said shipp was
safe and well, and that hee had heard nothing to the Contrary
at the time of the Subscription of the said Pollicy: but the
said Sumers then urging to him the said Powis that hee
had heard by 3 or 4 shipps that were arrived here [XXXX GUTTER]
his putting in the said Pollicy that the said Vessell the Saint Jacob
was a missing ship, and that hee concealed the same [from GUTTER]
him when he Subscribed the said Pollicy: The said [Sumers GUTTER]
then acknowledged that hee had notice by some or one of the
ships which arrived here before his èutting in the said [Pollicy GUTTER]
that the Saint Jacob was a missing vessell, and that hee did
not tell the said Newes to the Said Sumers; but said [I GUTTER]
warranted you shee was well at the time of your Subscription
and soe I beleeve, and doe alsoe now warrant you shee was
and that is as much as I new to doe or words to the
same effect; The Premisses hee deposetth and knoweth to
be true, being present and hearing the Same And further
hee cannot depose, saving there was alsoe one Keene and [XXXX GUTTER]
and one or two more present, at the said time and place/:

Repeated with his precontest Keene before
doctor Godolphin



Primary sources



PROB 11/429/559 Will of John Rooker, Mariner of Stepney, Middlesex 30 December 1695