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the sayd shipp could not get there and arrive at London soe soone
as otherwise shee might have done if the sayd Grove had behaved
him selfe civilly and bin obedient to order as hee ought to have
done by a moneths tyme or thereabouts And these premisses hee saith
were and are well knowne bot only to this deponent but also to the
whole shipps company and alsoe to the Merchants who soe came to demand
their goods And further hee cannot depose knowing nothing touching the
makeing of the Protests arlate./

To the 35th article hee saith hee well remembreth that at Mevis this deponent
and Robert Grove Cheife Mate of the Peace and William Tizard another mate of
the sayd shipp and one Robert Chipp the Gunner of her were produced as
witnesses before Captaine Morton Captaine Russell Captaine Smith
and other officers under the Governour at Mevis upon Interrogatories given
in before them against the sayd Thomas Grove the Master who was
convened and appeared before them) touching his evell and disobedient carriage
in the sayd voyage at Newfound lands, which notwithstanding the sayd
Grove still continued his obstinate and refractory carriage and did upon
all occasions endeavour the overthrowe of the voyage in question in
manner as is before described [INSERTION MARK]

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[INSERTION MARK] and also hee saith that the sayd shipp Peace being in her course from Saint Christophers for England and about three hundred leagues
from England and in Company of eleven sayle of English shipps who came from the Barbados and were bound for England the sayd Woods
desyred the sayd Thomas Grove to prevent danger of being taken by enymyes to keepe Company with the sayd English shipps whereto the sayd Grove
replyed and sayd hee would staye for noe body but would sayle as hee thought fitt and commanded the Company to heave out more sayles
to make away from company of the sayd shipps and the sayd Woods desyring him not to doe soe, ?and ?requieting the shipps company on perill of the losse of their
wages the shipp should by that meanes miscarry and be taken by men of warr in her passage to England to forebeare soe XXXX XX the sayd Grove fell a reveiling the sayd Woods
and calling him old roague and old pedler and other reproachfull names and sayd for all hee was with his ?God XXXX (meaning the other shipps and their
companyes) yet hee should not keepe them company, and the sayd Woods requiring the Company to strike the sayles which the sayd Groves had caused them to?man who were put up the sayd Grove tooke a handspike to knock downe this deponent and others who were willing to take them down and had without doubt done this deponent
a mischife with the same if hee had not avoided him and Crept under the long boate which lay upon the decke, and soe XXX XXX XXX kept the sayd sayles still up till fowle weather
which shortly after happened forced him to cause them to be taken in
the marke of the sayd

And further hee cannot depose./

To the 36th and 37th articles hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the
Registery of this Court to the lawe, and to his foregoeing deposition and
further cannot depose./

To the 38th article hee saith hee beleeveth and is verily perswaded in
his conscience that the arlate Luke Woods by reason of the sayd Thomas
Grove his sayd obstinate and refractory behaviour hath suffered losse and
dammage beside the dammage in his foregoeing deposition
mentioned, to a considerable value, but what to estimate
the same at hee knoweth not And further hee cannot depose./

To the 39th article hee saith hee referreth him selfe to his
foregoeing deposition and to the lawe and further cannot depose./

To the 40th hee saith the arlate Thomas Grove was and is an
Englishman and an Inhabitant of the parish of Stepney and subiect
to the Jurisdiction of this Court./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

The marke of the sayd


The 14th of January 1658

Examined on the sayd Libell./

Rp. 2us

Richard Blake of Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney
and County of Middlesex Mariner aged thirty yeares or
therabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first article of the sayd libell hee saith by reason hee
this deponent went Boatswaine of the shipp Peace the voyage in question
and was hired to serve as Boatswaine about the seaventh of March 1656 he