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On the 11th of September 1657.

X: 3.


Thomas Drayson of Wapping in the County
of Middlesex, late Purser of the shipp the Gilbert
aged about 25 yeares, a wittnes produced
sworne and examined he deposeth as followeth

To the first article of the sayd allegation he deposeth and saith
That the arlate shipp the Gilbert tooke in her
lading (the voyage arlate) at the Barbadoes, and was to
bring the same directly for this Port of London and
for noe other port or place in England The premisses
he deposeth for that he the deponent being Purser of the
said shipp for the sayd voyage he did in the absence of
Captaine Croford the Master or Commander of
her signe or firme the most part of the bills of lading
for the goods then shippt aboard her, And he saith that
the arlate Cobb, Jenning, Woodfall Chipson Cavelleir,
Allen, Gillett and the rest of the sayd Mariners of the
sayd shipp did know that the sayd shipp the Gilbert was bound
from thense videlicet from the Barbados to this port of London
for that he this deponent did often tell them soe, And further
he cannot depose, Saving that many of the sayd shipps company
knowing that the sayd shipp was bound with her lading for
London, did there at the Barbadoes receive letters and tokens from
diverse persons to deliver into their freinds here dwelling at

To the second article he saith that the arlate shipp the Gilbert in
her course for London with the said goods came to an anchor neere
Aberdey in Wales on or about the 18th day of January 1656 the
wind then blowing somewhat Easterly, And that the sayd
Captaine Crofford commanded the Mariners of the sayd shipp parties
in this suite to weigh the sayd shipps anchors and to trimme her
sayles and putt to sea for London, and that the arlate Cobb
Woodfall, Chipson, Cavelleir, Allen and Gillett and alsoe
William Tanner, Charles Sanders and some others of the
Mariners of the sayd company absolutely refused to carry the sayd shipp
for London, pretending want of victualls, and that the shipp was
leaky, and that upon the sayd Mariners resusall he was forced
to goe with the said shipp to Bristoll, And further he cannot depose

To the third article he deposeth that upon the sayd shipps arrivall
at Bristoll Captaine Croford arlate was forced to
unlade and deliver there his goods, and that by that meanes he
made good about 600 li for the freight of the sayd gods, which
if the sayd shipp had (as the Master would have had) her come
for London (as she ought) she would have made out unto the said Master
and Owners a thousand pounds freight, And further he cannot depose

To the fourth article he deposeth and saith that after the sayd
shipp was delivered at Bristoll of her inwards lading, on or about
the 29th of Aprill last there was sent a lighter lade[n GUTTER]
with iron unto the arlate shipp the Gilbert together with