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To the 9th hee saith that the sayd shipp the Golden Cock came from Pullam Bam
arlate to Bantam arlate in the moneth of december one thousand six hundred
fifty five, and there delivered her pepper taken in at Pullam Bam (but in what condition the same was hee
knoweth not) this hee deposeth for that hee came from Pullam Bam aforesayd to Bantam
in a Sloope called the Mellany in Company of the sayd shipp the Golden Cock
and sawe her there unlade her sayd pepper And further to this article hee cannot depose

To the 10th hee saith that after the sayd shipp Golden Cock had soe unladed her pepper
at Bantam shee was afterwards freight˹ed˺ by one Mr Curtis and others in behalfe of the East
India Company to goe thense to Jambee arlate to lade pepper and returne therewith
to Bantam this hee knoweth being present when shee was hyred soe to doe And
further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 11th hee cannot depose not being at Jambee the tyme arlate nor knowing
anything of the contents of this article

To the 12th hee cannot depose/

To the 13th hee cannot depose/

To the 14th hee cannot depose/

To the 15th hee cannot depose/

To the 16th and the Charterparty therein mentioned hee saith hee cannot depose
not being present at the signing and sealing thereof./

To the 17th hee cannot depose./

To the 18th hee cannot depose/

To the 19th hee saith hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and to
the law and further hee cannot depose/

To the 20th hee saith hee knoweth the arlate John Page and Maurice Thompson and
saith they are as hee beleeveth subiects of this Commonwealth and subiect to the
authority of this Court, and for the arlate Thomas Canham hee knoweth
him not and therefore cannot further depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

dt. Smith

To the first Interrogatorie hee answereth and saith hee cometh to testifie in this cause at
3the request of Jonathan Lee Masters mate of the Golden Cock
the voyage in question And the rest of the Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively

To the second Interrogatorie hee answereth that hee was none of the Company of the
Golden Cock the voyage in question and saith the last tyme hee sawe her
was at Bantam when hee came in a sloope in company of her as
aforesayd but what condition shee was then in hee knoweth not And further
hee cannot answer/

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee cannot answere knowing nothing touching the matters

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith hee knoweth not in what condition the shipp Interrogated
was the tyme Interrogate And therefore cannot answere to this Interrogatorie/

To the fifth Interrogatorie hee saith hee knoweth nothing touching the contents
therof and therefore cannot answere thereto./


Repeated before doctor Godolphin


The 14th of November 1657/

Examined upon the sayd libell./


John Cockling of the parish of Saint Buttolph Bishopsgate London