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with an order from the sayd Captaine Croford to the Mariners
then aboard the sayd shipp to receive in the sayd iron, and that
the sayd mariners aboard her would not receive aboard the sayd shipp the sayd iron
but absolutely refused saying they would make an end of
the old voyage before they began a new one, and that
thereupon the sayd Croford was compelled to hyre
5 or 6 men there, to goe aboard the sayd shipp and take
in the iron The premisses he deposeth for that he this deponent
was then at Bristoll about the shipps affaires and payed
out the money for the hire of the said men, And further hee
cannot depose.

To the fifth article he deposeth that the arlate Cobb did not
th[ere] in 6 moneths time of that the sayd shipp lay at Bristoll
appeare or act in the sayd shipps service, and that the
arlate Chipson, Cavallier, Allen and Gillett and
alsoe William Becks the Cooke and Thomas Barrett and [Ja]mes and severall others of the
sayd shipps Company would and did goe and come when
they pleased, and were not under any command of the Master
of the sayd shipp, And further he cannot depose./

To the sixth article he saith that whilst the sayd shipp lay
at Bristoll this deponent did frequently goe to the Tol[XXX] there
this deponent where merchants have [XXXX] to him saying What Purser your men are
mutionous and threatten whomsoever shall bring any goods
to be laden aboard your shipp; and this deponent saith that
upon the request of those that carryed downe the iron predeposed
to the sayd shipps side and the Mariners refusing to take the
same aboard, there were many goods stoppt from being
brought to have bin putt aboard her, which otherwise would
have bin, And further he cannot depose./

To the 7th he deposeth that when the shipp arlate lay at or neere
Aberday as aforesaid she had 8 or 10 days provisions, which he
sayth was sufficient to have brought her to London, and that the
sayd shipp might in this deponents iudgement then well and safe enough have come with
the lading she then had at Aberday unto this port of London
And further hee cannot depose/

To the eighth and last article he deposeth that the Owner arlate
have suffered great losse and damage by reason of the sayd shipp
the Gilbert being forced into bristoll as is predeposed, and that
the value of the damage and losse amounteth to the value of
betweene 800li and 1000li lawfull money of England, And
otherwise referring himselfe to his foresaid deposition he knoweth
not to depose.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatory he answereth that that he was
Purser of the sayd shipp for all the voyage interrate./

To the 2d he answereth negatively to all saving that the
shipp interrate brought home from the Barbadoes the voyage before the last voyage, a
greater quantity of goods in Tonnage, by (at least) 20ty Tonns
of his certaine knowledge who was alsoe Purser of her the sayd
former voyage

To the 3d he answereth that it is an usuall thing in shipps
that come from the Barbadoes putt their provisions
in the hatch way where the iron chaine pompe of the interrate shipp
the Gilbert was, and that there was alsoe 20ty Tonne of water
stowed in the sayd hatch way, or nigh their about and that yet notwithstanding the said
pompe was not rendred uselesse for that in stresse of weather the
Carpenter and Gunners mate went about to make caske for



The Gilbert


Primary sources

The Gilbert

HCA 15/6 Box One no folio no., Item: Inventory of the ship the Gilbert now in the River of Thames: Date: November 11:th 1657