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wormes that shee was unfitt to goe to sea and thereupon shee was by
Command of Richard Chappell her master haled on shoare, and her
provisions cables Anchors sales gunnes and other her tackleing for the
better preservation of them taken into the Custody of the sayd Master
after which the shipp was by the force of the tyde which tooke her a sterne
upon the riseing of the floud cast crosse the River in the night
of the same day shee was haled ashoare or the next day after and soe by reason
of her leakinesse the sayd shipp sinke in the River the premisses hee
deposeth being one of her company and an eye wittnesse And further to
those articles hee cannot depose./

To the 12th hee saith that the shipp the Golden Cock aforesayd was of this
deponents knowledge being one of her company a single sheathed shipp and
by reason of her long staye in trading to and fro in the Indies was eaten
through her keele with wormes whereas if her Master and Company had
returned out of the Indies with her to London at the end of eighteene
moneths from the tyme of her setting out from the downes,
of as the Master told this deponent as aforesayd hee would, hee noe
way doubteth but the sayd shipp would have arrived in safety at London and
not have bin necessitated to take up any other materialls or provisions
than shee carried outwards and this hee the rather beleeveth for that hee knoweth
shee continued tight and sound till the moneth of October one thousand
sixe hundred fifty sixe And further hee cannot depose./

To the 13th hee saith hee being one of her Company and shipped on board
her in the downes the 7th of January 1654 as hee hath predeposed knoweth
that the sayd shipp was in being untill about the twenty nynth of October
one thousand sixe hundred fifty sixe during all which tyme shee was in
the service of the arlate Paige Thompson and Chanham (sic) her freighters which
is about twenty moneths compleate And further to this article hee cannot

To the 14th hee saith that hee knoweth that the sayd shipp the Golden Cock arrived
at Bantam about the 14th of August one thousand six hundred fifty
five and there discharged her outward lading brought from
England and the Canaries and there lay till about Michaelmas next takeing new
ladeing for Pullam Bam, and saith that when shee had delivered her outward
ladeing at Bantam her company were unwilling to goe thense to trade at
Pullam Bam and other places in the Indies and were rather desyrous to have
taken in lading at Bantam and to have returned therewith to London as the
Master when hee shipped this deponent sayd hee intended to doe, and saith
the winde served them well to have come away from thense for London and
that other English shipps about that tyme or not
longe after did depart thense for England and it was not by reason of contrary
winde or fowle weather that the Golden Cock did not returne shortly after
her first unladeing at Bantam but by reason her Master contrary to what hee
had promised his Company traded up and downe to Pullam Mam and Jambee
in the Indies and neglected his oportunitie of Comeing back for England and
accomplishing his voyage home to London within eighteene moneths as hee told
his company hee would, and might very easily have done by Gods assistance, if
hee had pleased and endeavoured soe to doe, and the sayd shipp neede not to have