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To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]


To the first hee saith the said Tobaccoe and Oranges in question were taken
on board the said ship the Sumer Islands Merchant at the
request of the said Lois Taylor which said Lois came home
a passenger in the said ship the said voyage, and saith that at the
time of the Lading the said Tobaccoes and Oranges, the said
ship was allmost fully Laden, and saith the said Jenkins
for Convenient stowage of the said Chests broke up eight of
the said Cedar Chests, (but whether they were all broken up
by and with the Consent of the said Lois Taylor hee knoweth not
and further cannot answer:/

To the 2d hee saith that there was a quantity of Tobaccoe
(being about seaven of the said Chests) delivered out of the said
ship at Plymouth by the Order of the said Loes Taylor, which was
soe delivered in a reasonable good Condition, and soe was
alsoe the rest of the said Tobaccoes. which were delivered
and further cannot answer:/:

To the third hee saith hee beleeveth the tobaccoes and oranges were well stowed
by the shipps company, but hee cannot affirme it because hee kept aloft
to see the comming of the goods, and was not in hold, and otherwise hee cannot answer saving
as aforeasid, and saving a greate many of the oranges that were brought
home in the shipp were perished by long lying, and rotting and casualtie
of the passage.

To the 4 hee saith that all the tobaccoes interrate were delivered out of
the shipp, in this port and Plimouth, and further hee cannot answer

Repeated before Collonel Cock.

Robart humphrey [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 10th of ffebruary 1658

Cooke and company against the)
Mayflower alias the ffrancis, and)
against Williamson.)

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.

Rp. 2

Gerbrand Johnson of fflushing Mariner aged
45 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined

To the first article hee saith that the time arlate there was and is at
present open hostilitie betweene the Commonwealth of England and
the king of Spaine and their respective subiects, soe that the shipps and
goods taken by either side from the other have bin and are commonly
accounted good prize.

To the second and third articles and schedules annexed hee saith that this deponent
being thereunto requested went about five weekes
since from fflushing to Ostend accompanyed with his contest Jacob
Tartman to compare a copie which was delivered unto him touching the
said shipp the Mayflower alias the ffrancis, and to take ?out other exXXXX
there concerning the said shipp, and to compare them with their original?s
remaining at Ostend, and about two dayes after being at Ostend this
deponent in presence of his said contest compared the said copie (which hee nowe
leaveth, beginning Copia vera, W?y da Rochters etcetera with its originall
remaining in the Registrie at Ostend in the custodie of the Registrar or
Greffier there and found it to agree with the said originall, and this deponent
asking for and desiring to have a copie of