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to preserve the sayd shipp but notwithstanding all their endeavour by
pumpeing and other meanes the water encreased soe upon them that by the night
of the same day the sayd disaster happened, the sayd shipp tooke seaven foote
water in hold and was ready to sinke which her company perceiving and
that they were in eminent danger not only to loose the sayd shipp but their
owne lives did for safety of their lives runne the sayd shipp upon a rocky
Island neere hand (commonly called Looe Island) where the sayd shipp and her
ladeing perished and never came to Rochell Waxford or London And hee is
well assured that had not her master and Company soe runne her a ground at the
sayd Island the sayd shipp had foundered in the sea and all her
Company had inevitably perished, this deposeth of his owne knowledge
being aboard and seeing the same soe done And further hee cannot depose/

To the 5th article hee saith that the sayd shipp the William and Anne at the
tyme when shee and her ladeing were soe lost was worth shee her tackle and
furniture three hundred pounds sterling in his this
deponents Judgment and estimate And the goods then in her were in this
deponents Judgment worth a hundred and fifty pounds of like money or
thereabouts And further hee cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin



The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the sayd allegation/

dt. Smith


William Cole of the parish of Saint George Southwarke London
Mariner aged 30 yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith hee was Cooke of the
William and Anne the voyage in question and thereby knoweth that in or about
the moneth of September last past shee sett out from London upon an intended voyage
thence to Rochell in ffrance and thence to Wexford arlate and thence to returne
to London in which voyage the Arlate Bonner went Master of her
and further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 2 article hee saith hee being Cooke and aboard knoweth that the sayd shipp
being in her direct Course for Rochell mett with stormie weather and
Contrary windes whereby shee was about the latter end of the moneth of
September last forced to put into Plymouth and the winde still continueing contrary
shee stayed there about fower or five weekes expecting a fayre winde in which
tyme of her stay there hee saith three of her the William and Annes men were
pressed away into the States service and the sayd Bonner the Master of her
for that hee could not gett English Mariners was forced to hyre three dutch
Mariners in the roome of those soe pressed away this hee deposeth of his owne
sight and knowledge and further hee cannot depose/

To the 3 and 4th articles hee saith that the winde serving fayre to goe from Plymouth
and the sayd Bonner having procured three dutch men in roome of those pressed away
the sayd shipp sett sayle from Plymouth in company of other shipps who sett out thence
with her