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The 4th day of September 1654:- [CENTRE HEADING]

Captaine Benjamin Crandley Arthur Bayly and}
Companie Owners of the Vessell the Margaret}
of which Robert ffox is Master against the}
Vessell the Mayfflower of which William}
White was Master, and her Tackle and furniture}
and againe the said William White. Suckley}

Rp. jus.

Alexander Cocke of Wapping
wall in the parish of Stepney in
the County of Middlesex Mariner aged
52. yeares or thereabouts a Wittnes
sworne and examined saith as followeth videlicet.

To the first and second articles of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth, That
hee hath knowne the shipp the Margarett arlate (of which the arlate Robert
ffox was and is Commander) for all the time arlate videlicet since the moneth of
September in the yeare 1653. arlate, and saith That for all that time the
arlate Benjamin Crandley Arthr Bailey and Companie were and are
commonly and generally knowne and observed to bee the true and Lawfull
Owners and Proprietors of the said shipp the Margarett and of her tackle
apparrell and furniture, And saith That in or about the moneths of
September and October 1653. last Past the said Vessell having beene graved
and hauled of from the wayes of Mr Tailor the shippwright neare
Wapping staires, was fastned and moored to the Vessell called the Sea=
horse arlate, and there for severall daies ridd well moored and cleare of
any other shipps whatsoever, and so was knowne and observed to be by
divers seamen and Mariners The premises hee knoweth having belonged
to the said shipp as Gunner thereof for all the time predeposed, and being
aboard and seeing the mooreing and fastening of the said shipp as aforesaid
And further hee cannot depose:-/

To the 3. and 4th articles hee saith, That the said Vessell the Margaret
having so ridd as aforesaid for about fourteene daies as this deponent remembreth
the Vessell the May flower arlate, whereof the arlate William White
was Commander came and was by the said White and Companie moored or
fastned to a certaine Vessell whereof one Wall was then Commander
then lying a little below the said Vessell the Margaret, and having so ridd
for some few daies, the said Mr Wall and Companie fetchd their anchors
on board in order to proceed upon a Voyage, and this deponent saith, That at
or about the beginning of the moneth of November .1653. last past the said
shipp the May flower by the negligence and carelessnes of the said
Captaine White and Company, (who of this deponents sight and knowledge had