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To the 14th and 15th articles hee saith that the shipp Pease during her
stay at Newfound land lay constantly in the harbour of Saint Jones
arlate which is one of the best harbours in Newfound land And
further to these articles hee cannot depose./

To the 16th hee saith hee cannot depose./

To the 17th hee saith hee cannot depose./

To the 18th hee saith hee cannot depose/

To the 19th article of the sayd libell hee saith that hee being Gunners Mate
and aboard well remembreth that about the twenty eight of September
1657 in the morning, the Master and Company of the Shipp Peace espied
three Bankers and bearing up to one of them they knew her to be a shipp
that came out in Company of the Peace from Nants in ffrance And
hee saith that the arlate Luke Woods accompanied with Robert Groves the
Masters cheife Mate went (but by whose perswasion hee knoweth not) aboard
the sayd ffrench shipp, this deponent and others of the Peace her Company goeing with the sayd Wood and Grove
in the shipps boate and having brought the sayd Woods and Robert
Grove the Mate on board the sayd ffrench shipp this deponent and the other three
of the Peace her company returned with the sayd boate aboard the Peace
leaving the said Woods and the sayd Mate aboard the sayd ffrench shipp, and,
the sayd boate being returned, the ship Peace (by order and Command
of the arlate Thomas Grove the Master of her) stood away from the sayd
ffrench shuipp about halfe a league, and then tacked and stood to the winde
wards of the sayd ffrench shipp, amd soe rann her aboard in the quarter
and brake her Quarter and her mizen mast and mayne topp mast, and alsoe
therewith brake the spritsayle yarde of the Peace and her head and much
endangered the breaking of her Bolspritt and therewith soe affrighted
the Company of the said ffrench shipp that they all save one that was sick
aboard lame ranne aboard the Peace to save them selves (as fearing
their shipp would have bin sunke) and left the sayd Woods aboard
the sayd ffrench shipp, till such tyme as the sayd Woods with great
difficulty and danger gott hold of the Peace by her head and there hung
till some of the Peace her Company gott hold
of him and pulled him aboard the Peace and soe preserved him the sayd Woods
from being drowned, which tacking and standing
to the winde wards as a foresayd was done by order of the sayd
Thomas Grove the master contrary to the advise of his Mates that
were on board who would have had him and advised him severall
tymes to beare up, and told him that if hee did not beare up in tyme
hee would come fowle of the sayd ffrench shipp which notwithstanding
the sayd Thomas Grove slighted their advise and sayd XX not I heere and held on his course and soe ranne fowle as
aforesayd And further hee cannot depose./

To the 20th article hee saith that this deponent did observe
that the sayd Thomas Grove the Master by the course that hee caused
to be steered after his departure with the said shipp Peace from Newfound
land did never bring the sayd shipp into her due latitude for the
Barbados, but by the course hee caused to be steered did misse




Wikipedia article: Newfoundland

Newfoundland Map Wikipedia DL CSG 130813.png

Saint Jones

Saint Jones appears to be what is now called "Saint Jones Within (Trinity Bay) Newfoundland) at the south-east corner of Newfoundland.


Secondary sources

Cormack, W. E. (1824). Account of a Journey Across the Island of Newfoundland. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Constable.