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at Barbados and had as the sayd Towers sayd a servant alsoe aboard her, but what
wages hee or any of the mariners were to have hee knoweth not but heard the sayd
Towers and the rest of the Mariners confesse that they were hyred by the sayd hyatt to goe
that voyage from London to Guinney and thence to the Barbados and thence to London
and saith the sayd Towers and his servant left the service of the
sayd shipp at the Barbados before shee had fully delivered all her ladeing shee
brought thither, and saith the sayd shipp had not fully delivered all her ladeing shee
brought thither till about Aprill 1656 And saith the sayd Towers had some d[XXX GUTTER]
in his gate or goeing but his hayre or complexion hee remembreth not at present And
saith hee this respondent was not at Cormantine but sawe the bond Interrogate and read it at the Barbados before it
was sued there, and the sayd Towers his name (as hee beleeveth and to the best of his now remembrance) was amongst others
therein and the contents of it hee knoweth was for payment of the wages of the
persons named therein, at the Barbados, And saith what hee hath deposed touching
the mutinie and forceing the sayd hyatt to seale the sayd bond is not deposed as of
a thing which this deponent sawe acted and done, but as a thing he heard iustified
upon oath at the Barbados by the foresayd higgs and Paramore at the tryall
there, upon the sayd bond, And further to those Interrogatories saving his foregoeing
deposition hee cannot answere./

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee cannot answere not knowing whether any such booke as is
Interrogate were kept nor where it is nor who hath it if any such were the sayd Towers the Boatswaine goeing away
aboard an other shipp as is predeposed and giveing noe Accompt of his charge in the sayd
shipp ffreindshipp as Boatswaine./

To the 5th and 6th Interrogatories hee saith there was noe supracargo that hee knoweth of on board save the sayd hyatt the Master who was by order of the Owners to have had the
disposeing of the outward Cargo and to dispose thereof for Negroes at Ginney and to bring
the negroes which were the proceeds thereof to the Barbados and there to deliver them to this
deponent and saith the sayd hyatt delivered to this deponent only sixty negroes, though
more were brought thither in the sayd shipp, the rest being as is
predeposed sold and disposed of by the sayd Towers and other the Mariners of the sayd
shipp, and saith the Interrogated Towers was one of those that confessed to this deponent that by
their agreement in England they were not to have their wages till their returne
to England And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere/

To the 7th Interrogatorie hee saith that after the arrivall of the sayd shipp ffreindshipp at
the Barbados the sayd hyatt the Master grew madd, and hee verily beleeveth the [?occasion GUTTER]
of such his distraction was by the Mutinous carriage of the sayd Towers and
other the Mariners of the sayd shipp and their sueing and molesting of him And further saving his foregoeing deposition
hee cannot more particulely answere to this Interrogatorie./

To the 8th saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere knowing of noe
such offer as is Interrogate made by the sayd Towers or any other of the Mariners
And further saving his foregeoing deposition hee cannot answere

Repeated before Collonel Cock./



The 26th of ffebruary 1657 English style

Charles Mitchell and Mathew Clements against the shipp)
the Roger and Edmond of which John Corbin was Master
coming in for their interest Suckley Oughton)

Examined on an allegation given in the 15th of ffebruary
1657 on behalfe of the sayd Mitchell and Clements./

Rp. EA

Thomas Salmon of the parish of Saint Mary Matsellon
alias Whitechappell Mariner late Gunner of the sayd shipp
the Roger and Edmond aged fiftie yeares or thereabouts
a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as
followeth videlicet./