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To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith hee was on board the Catherine [?from]
after her arrivall in the River of Thames with the oyles in question
and sawe them aboard her and took notice that they were ill coyned
and wanted good bedding and were loose from their coynage and
by that meanes had rowled to and froe, and had thereby loosened some of their
hoopes which caused leakeage, but saving the sammage happening
to them by their ill coynage and bedding the caske were of this deponents sight and knowledge good
stronge and sufficient caske And further hee cannot answere/

To the 3 hee saith the words predeposed of were spoken aboard the
Catherine by the Mate Boatswaine and Cooper of the Catherine
to this deponent in presence of severall others of the sayd shopps
company upon the occasion aforesayd And further saving his
foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere/

To the 5th hee cannot answere knowing nothing touching the
contents thereof./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin

[X] mee Will hobcroft [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day

Examined on the sayd allegation./

Rp. 2us

John Collyns of the parish of Saint Olave
hartstreete London Cooper aged twenty
fower yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse
sworne and examined saith and deposeth
as followeth videlicet./

To the 1 article hee saith hee went not the voyage in question
in the Catherine nor sawe the oyles in question laden aboard
the sayd shipp and therefore cannot depose as to what condition the
Caske of them then were in And further cannot depose/

To the 2 article hee saith that hee this deponent was present
(as alsoe was this deponents precontest William hobcroft as hee
beleeveth) with the Gager for this Citty of London when the
sayd Gager tooke the gage of the sayd oyles to see
how much they wanted of being full, and saith that hee thereby
knoweth and well remembreth that seaven or eight butts of
the oyles arlate were almost all runne out, and others
of them much leaked out, in soe much that when they were
filled up it did appeare that there wanted sixe tonne and a halfe
of oyle of what there was to have bin which was nyneteene
tonnes and three quarters of oyle, every of which sixe tonne


Primary sources



PROB 11/327/365 Will of John Collins, Cooper of Saint Olaves Hart Street in London, City of London. 25 June 1668