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called a Councell of his Officers of both the Indeavour and Mary (whereof this deponent
was one) and it was by them thought fitt that since they could not get protection for
their sayd shipps from the duke of Oldenburgh and that there was noe hope to escape
being taken by the danes the sayd shipps should bee blowen up which accordingly was
done on or about the seaventh day of July last, after which as this deponent heard
by B?oores who lived neere thereabout some of the Companyes of the said English
vessells were by the sayd danes knocked on the head and slayne on shoare in the dominion
of the duke of Oldenburgh and others of them as hee understood by letters sent from them and which hee hath seene taken prisoners videlicet Captaine
Nathaniell Stukely Captaine of the Mary and Peter Bonfeild Gunner of the Indeavour
and a quarter Master and foremast man of the Indeavour whose names hee remembreth
not, which Gunner and foremast man are still prisoners and the sayd Stukely and
the Quartermaster aforesayd are escaped out of prison and gotten into England where this
deponent hath since seene them And this deponents precontest Christopher Wallis and
others of the Company of the sayd shipps Indeavour and Mary were taken prisoners
afterwards by the danes in other places and carried prisoners to
Gluckstadt And further to these articles hee cannot depose

To the 9th hee saith that if the sayd vessells had not bin blowne up as they were
hee verily beleeveth they would have bin taken by the sayd danish Generall
and the reason which hee soe beleeveth is for that the sayd generall did demand
the sayd shipps of the Companyes of them in manner aforesayd and
threatened to give now quarter to their Companyes and to fyre the sayd shipps if they
refused the delivery of them And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere

To the 10th hee saith the Indeavour and her tackle Apparrell furniture
gunnes and provisions at the tyme of her blowing up aforesayd were worth as
aforesayd eight hundred pounds sterling and the Mary and her gunnes provisions
tackle Apparrell and furniture were worth at the same tyme of her blowing up the summe
of two hundred pounds sterling And hee saith that hee this deponent after the
blowing up of the sayd shipps heard some of the duke of Oldenburghs subiects
saye that the gunnes both of the Indeavour and the Mary and their Cables and Anchors were taken up out of the
water and preserved on shoare by the duke of Oldenburghs order
and that some of his subiects did of this deponents sight steale and cut away
the sayles of the sayd shipps and bring them into the City of Oldenburgh
but whether they be saved hee knoweth not And saith that there were about [?seaventy GUTTER]
mariners belonging to the sayd two English shipps at the tyme when they were
soe blowne up And further saving his foregoing deposition hee cannot answere./

To the 11th hee saith the owners of the sayd Vessells are (in his this
deponents Judgment damnified by the sayd danish generall his pursuite and
endeavour to seize the sayd shipps and their being blowne up to avoide the same the
summe of a thousand pounds sterling And further hee cannot answere

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/



The 23th of January 1657 English style

Rp. 3us

John Mathew of Painton in the County of devon mariner
aged forty yeares or thereabouts sworne as in the acts of Court
and examined upon certayne Interrogatories saith as followeth

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith he well knew the shipp the Indeavour Interrogated
whereof the Interrogated John Welch was Captaine and the shipp or shallop Mary Interrogated whereof
the arlate Nathaniell Stukeley was Commander under the sayd Welch who had the
Command of them both, And hee this deponent was purser of the Indeavour the voyage
in question And saith the Indeavour was a frigott of about fifty five tonnes an