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To the 9th hee saith if the sayd vessells had not bin soe blowne up they had without
all doubt bin surprized and taken by the sayd danish generall and his force and
further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere./

To the 10th hee saith the sayd vessells and their tackle apparrell and furniture were worth
in this deponents Judgment a thousand pounds or thereabouts the tyme Interrogate And hee hath heard
that eight of the gunnes belonging to the sayd shipps and some sayles Cables and
Anchors and other rigging of them were saved by the subiects of the duke of Olden=
burgh and are in the dukes possession but the value of them hee knoweth not
And saith there belonged to the sayd shipps Indeavour and Mary at the tyme of
their bloweing up sixtie odd mariners And further saving his foregoeing
deposition hee cannot answere./

To the 11th hee saith the Owners of the sayd shipps the Indeavour and Mary are in
this deponents Judgment damnified in the value of a thousand pounds sterling
or thereabouts by reason of the sayd shipps being soe blowne up as aforesayd to
avoide the seizure of them by the sayd danish generall And further hee
cannot answere./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.



The 30th of January 1657 [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of Mr)
Aldington touching the)

Rp. 3us

Robert Cooper of Wapping. late Chirurgion
of the ship the Valentine, aged 22 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne and Examined as aforesayd

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth the
shipp the Valentine whereof Robert Bankes was Master at such
time as shee was Laste in the River of Thames. And
saith shee was then bound from this Port, on a voyage
to Porto Port in Portugall, which hee knoweth because
hee this deponent went out Chirurgion of the said shipp the Valentine, and
Continued in her to the time of her taking hereafter mentioned

To the second hee cannot depose saving what followeth:

To the third Interrogatorie hee saith that the said shipp the Valentine
set saile from this Port of London on or about the Latter end
of October, or beginning of November last, on her said
Intended Voyage for Port a Port aforesaid, And that in
her Course of Proceeding thitherwards ?shee was met with sett
upon, and taken. by an Oastend man of warr, (having another
Man of warr in her Company) whereof One Captaine Copeland
was Captaine, and by his Company carryed into the
[?GrXX]ne in the dominion of the King of Spaine and by them
there made Prize, And saith the said seizure soe happened
on or about the 20th of November last (as this deponent remembreth


Primary sources



PROB 11/321/462 Will of Robert Cooper, Barber, Chirurgeon of Aldersgate Street, City of London 27 August 1666
PROB 11/406/428 Will of Robert Cooper, Chirurgeon belonging to the Ship Kemptherne of Saint Giles in the Fields, Middlesex 18 October 1691