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The 15th day of March 1658:/

Luke Wood against Thomas Grove}
Cheeke Suckley}

Examined upon an Allegation given in on
the behalfe of the said Thomas Grove.

Rp. jus

John Bourman of Chatham in the
County of Kent Shipwright, aged 38 yeeres
or thereabouts sworne and Examined.

To the 4th and 16th articles of the said Allegation hee saith that
one Mr Bartlet who was Carpenter of the ship the Peace
hath severall times aboard the said Ship told and affirmed
to this Deponent that the fish which was sent and laden aboard the said Ship
at Newfoundland, the Voyage, in question, was sent aboard by the
arlate Luke Wood, in wet and rainy Weather, and some
of that which hee sent was quite rotten, and good for nothing
or to that purpose, and the said Bartlett alsoe told this deponent
that the said Rotten fish which the said Luke Wood laded on board
the said Ship as aforesaid did damage the rest, and said that
it had been better if the same had bin throwne over board
And further cannot to theise article Depose./:

To the 9th hee saith that this deponent came on board the said Ship
the Peace at Plymouth the said Voyage and came from Plymouth
in her to this Port, and saith aboard the said ship hee was familiarly acquainted
with the said Bartlett; And this Deponent and the said Bartlet
having discourse together about the former part of the Voyage in question, The
said Bartlett told this Deponent, that hee was Confident that
Mr Grove did not misse the Barbadoes, through his inability,
and this deponent asking him whether hee did it willfully for
if hee was able, what is the reason he missed it? (To which
the said Bartlett made answer, that for my part I cannot
charge him with any such thing; for the Condition
of the weather was soe bad that the ablest man whatsoever
might then have missed the Barbadoes. or to that effect And
further hee cannot depose./.

To the .19th article of the said Allegation hee saith that the said
Thomas Grove did not at Plymoth or any other place
betwixt Plymouth and London the said Voyage: denye to deliver
any goods to any Merchants or men whatsoever, that this deponent
knoweth of; but the said Grove did of this deponents knowledge
deliver his Goods both at Plymouth and Elsewhere in his
Course to London, according to order, with Care and dilligence
And further hee cannot depose./.

To the 20th article hee saith that when the said Ship set saile from
Plymouth there was not bread, beare, ffresh, water, or other