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To the first Interrogatorie first hee saith hee well knew the shipp James
and is him selfe the Interrogate George Cobden, and was Master of her at her
last being in the Island of Barbadoes Interrogate and saith shee was then bound
from thense on a voyage to this Port of London (the casualties of the sea excepted)
And further to this Interrogatorie he cannot answere/

To the 2 Interrogatorie and the bills of ladeing threin mentioned hee saith
that the three bills of ladeing in the sayd Interrogatorie mentioned are
signed with the proper hand writing of him this deponent the forenamed
George Cobden and the contents of them are true and saith the severeall goods in
the sayd bills of ladeing specified were at the Barbadoes aforesayd in the moneth of September 1654 laden aboard
the sayd shipp James under the markes and numbers in the sayd bills specified
and for Accompte of the severall persons in the sayd bills named and were
for their Accompt to bee thense transported to this Port of London And
further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the third Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth that the sayd shipp sett sayle
from the Barbadoes aforesayd with the goods in the sayd bills of ladeing
specified on board her intending directly for London and saith hee well knoweth
that the sayd shipp in her direct course for London mett with very stormie and
tempestious weather which caused her to spring divers leakes soe that
shee receaved in at those leakes five foote water in hold, but was with
continuall pumpeing and much labour kept above water till shee and her company
were by the sayd stormie weather driven in to the River of Waterford in
Ireland, where the sayd shipp being haled as neere shoare as shee could
bee gotten, did by reason of her sayd leakes sinke, by meanes whereof the
goods in the sayd shipp mentioned in the sayd bills of ladeing were all of
them soe wett and damnified that the sugars the most part of them rann to
Molasses, or Sirrupp, and all though the Casks wherein the same was were
gotten a shoare in to Warehouses at a place called Passag[?e] scituate
on the River of Waterford yet the sayd Mollasses ranne the most part of it
out of the sayd Casks in the warehouses where they lay and was thereby lost And
hee saith the Cotton wolls soe much as could bee gotten out of the water
was alsoe gotten into the sayd warehouses, but soe rotten with wett and damnified
that the same is of little or noe value and will not as this deponent beleeveth
be worth to the Owners soe much as will pay for the rent due for the warehouses
wherein they lye, And saith all the sayd Sugars or Molasses and Cotton wolls
3soe damnified which remayne are now in the hands of mr George Cauldron
Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the Cittie of Waterford, and are of little
or noe worth to the Owners thereof And further to this Interrogratorie hee
cannot answere./

Repeated before Col Cock/..</margin>

George Cobden [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day./

Examined upon the sayd Interrogatories../


William Inians of ffanchurch Streete London Mariner
late Masters Mate of the James aforesayd aged twenty
two yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./