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On the 16th of September 1657.

Rp. [?X]

George Browne of Southwell hall in Essex gentleman
aged about 25 yeares, a wittnes produced, sworne
and examined deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first and second articles of the said allegation he
deposeth and saith That he this deponent came over in the
shipp the Gilbert arlate from the Barbadoes as a Passenger
and that the sayd shipp was bound for London, And
that in the sayd shipps course from the Barbadoes she
came to an anchor neere unto Aberdey arlate, and
that she being there he this deponent had the arlate
William Croford give order for the weighing of her
anchors and trimming her leakes, and going for London,
and that the greatest part of the sayd shipps Company
(whereof one Tanner was a cheif) refused to goe for London
upon a pretence of the shipps leakines, and that
thereupon the said Master was afterwards compelled to goe with
the sayd shipp for Bristoll, And further he cannot depose,/
To the rest he is not examined by directionof the
party producent.

To the Interrogatories. CENTRE HEADING

To the first he answereth that he was a passenger.

To the 2d he answereth negatively.

To the third interrogatory he answereth that the shipp interrate was heavily
laden, and (in this Rendents iudgement) had more goods aboard her
than was fitting, And that the iron chain pumpe of the sayd shipp
was not made use of in the great storme she mett with, for that
(as 'twas sayd) they could not come at her, by reason goods
were stowed upon her And further he knoweth not to answere./

To the fourth and fifth interrogatories he answereth that by reason
of the storme interrate the shipp became leaky, and was soe shaken
by it that she did did (sic) gape in some places, and that
the sayd shipps company did very laboriously worke at
the hand=pumpes by their turns for the sayd shipps preservation
which was upon their labour (which the good providence of
God) preserved, And further he knoweth not to answere./

To the sixth he answereth that Aberdee was a place altogether
unknown to all the shipps company except one Tanner And
further he cannot depose,/

To the 7th he knoweth not to answeare./

To the eighth interrogatory he answereth that upon the sayd shipps
arrivall at Aberdee, the interrate Captaine Croford lett
off three gunns to have gotten intelligence where he was
but yet noe body came aboard her, and the Captaine affirmed