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To the Interrogatories:/: [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee cometh to Testify in this Cause at
the request of the said Groves, without Compulsion, and
saith hee favoureth both the partyes Interrate alike; and saith that
if it were in his Power. hee would give the Victory according
to the Lawe, and according to Justice and equity: and saith
hee was none of the Company of the said Ship Peace the
Voyage, in question, but came passenger in her as aforesaid
from Plymouth to London; and was in her about a moneth
And further cannot Answer

To the second it Concernes him not.

To the third hee saith hee knowe not the said Luke Wood untill
such time as this Respond:t came onboard the said Ship at Plymouth
And saith that hee hath heard some say that the said Wood
was an honest man, and some to the Contrary, and further
cannot answer:

To the 4th hee saith hee knowe not the said Grove, till such his comming
onboard at Plymouth And saith the said Grove was by
the said Bartlet, Capell, and one Gould, and some other
of the said Ships Company, accounted a Pevish, rash, and angry
man, but is not Genenerally soe accounted, and further cannot
answer, saving negatively for his part:/.

The last Concernes him not./:

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin:/.



The 5th day of Aprill 1658.

Examined on the said Allegation:

Rp. 2:dne

Robert Grove of Wapping Mariner aged
50 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and Examined.

To the first article if the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth That
the arlate Ship the Peace whereof Thomas Grove was Master
was of this deponents certaine Knowledge bound from the
Newfoundland as well to the Leeward Islands as to the
Barbadoes. and soe much hee saith hee oftentimes heard
Luke Wood (in his lifetime) on board the said ship. acknowledge
and declare, and further hee cannot depose:/:

To the second hee saith that the said Ship lay winde bound
at ffalmouth Harbour on her outward Voyage for about thirteen
dayes, and soe soone as ever the winde Turned. The said
Thomas Grove, and Luke Wood (who were then both on shore)
did come Imediately on board the said Ship Peace, and soe
soone as they were come onboard which their coming onboard was in the afternnoone of the 17th of Aprill 1657: the said Grove ordered
that the Anchor should be weighed, and that the ship
should be sailed downe to Pendennis Castle (being
about two Miles from ffalmouth Harbour) and there ordered
this deponent (who was Cheife mate of the said Ship. all the said Voyage to lye there at
Anchor untill day light, in regard it is a very dangerous place