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have paid the owners of her for her, as hee hath heard and beleeveth
they did the Owners of other shipps lett to them to freight which were sunke or fyred
in their service And further hee cannot depose

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

Mathew Sherley [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the sayd allegation/

Rp. 2

John Bishopp of Lymehouse in the parish of Stepney and
County of Middlesex Cooper aged forty eight yeares or
thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the 1. 2. and 3 articles hee saith hee this deponent went Cooper of the
hercules the voyage arlate and thereby knoweth that in the moneths of
September October November and december 1652 the sayd shipp served as a
man of warr in the imediate service of this State and that the arlate
Zachary Browne was Commander in Cheif and Captaine of her by the
appointment of some of the officers of this state authorized soe to constitute
him, and for such commonly accompted And hee saith the sayd Browne
being in the moneth of November aforesayd at Portsmouth
where shee was fresh victualed and Careened the sayd Browne receaved
order from the Generall or some other officer of this State to conduct
the sayd shipp thence to the downes where (as it was then sayd) the Generall
of the English ffleete then was, And hee saith the sayd Browne in obedience
to such order did upon the thirtith of November 1652 aforesayd sett sayle
from Portsmouth bound for the downes but upon the first of december
next folllowing the weather prooveing very thick and foggie the hercules by
meanes thereof came neere the dutch ffleete of warr which then
lay neere dungenesse, whereupom the sayd Captaine Browne per=
ceiving the danger hee was falne into by reason of the thick weather
sprang his Luffe the winde being then at Northwest or Northwest and by North
thereby intending to gett the weather[?gage] of the dutch ffleete or of soe
many of them as hee could and soe standing to the Eastward of the
Nesse hee ingaged part of the dutch ffleete, and stood to the Northward in
hope to get under shelter and defence of S[XX]gate Castle, and soe by
accident rann his sayd shipp a ground about a myle or somewhat
lesse from shoare And further to those articles hee cannot depose/

To the 4th 5th 6th 7th and 8th articles hee saith the sayd shipp being
soe accidentally runne aground the sayd Captaine Browne commanded
his shipps company in [generall] to keepe aboard the shipp hercules and to
ple their gunnes and defend her soe longe as possible shee could bee defended
and when shee could bee noe longer defended then to save her or bore holes in


Primary sources



PROB 11/318/423 Will of John Bishopp, Chandler of Stepney, Middlesex 09 November 1665