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The third of November 1657.

Cox against Norbrooke.}

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation in the ácts on the
behalfe of the said Norbrooke.

Rp. 3.

See the 1. & 2 in A.8.

Robert Knight of the parish of Saint Catherines neere the
Tower of London Mariner aged 25 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and exámined.

To the said allegation hee saith that the designe of the shipp the Sampson
the voyage in question was to goe from hense to Guiney, thense to the
Barbada's and thense to retourne to this port, and for that voyage this deponent
was shipped boatswaine of her here, and hee beleeveth all the rest of the men
were shipped for the same voyage. And saith that the said shipp the said
voyage being in or about January 1655 in the Roade of Barbada's
the allegate Thomas Cox one of her company and evening taking
another young man of the shipps company to help to row, tooke the boate
from the shipps side and went aboard the Marston Moore frigot then lying
in the said Roade (Captaine Mings commander) and sometime that
night retourned aboard the Sampson againe, and the next morning
hee saith the Lieutenant of the said frigot came aboard the Sampson
and demanded him and his clothes, and then the said Cox shewing
some unwillingnes to goe with him, the said Lieutenant on the
deck in this deponents presense and hearing told him the said Cox
saying, you must not thinke to make fooles of us, had you not
come aboard us and offered your service, wee should never have
looked after you or to that effect, and soe the said Cox went and
fetcht his clothes and soe went along with him, and deserted the
said shipp Sampson and service, without the liking of the said Norbrooke
her master, who was then ashore, and when hee came aboard, expressed
much dislike at such the said Coxes going away, and well hee might
for the shipp wanted men, and when the said Cox was gonne, the said
master hired a man to serve in the said shipp, and otherwise cannot
depose, saving the said Cox retourned noe more aboard, to the greate
disservice of the said shipp, and saving hee yeeldeth for reason
knowledge for that hee was boatswaine of the Sampson, and saw and
heard the premisses to bee soe donne and happen.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee favoureth and would give the victory indifferently to
the parties litigant, and otherwise negatively

To the second hee saith hee cannot denie but that the said Cox behaved
himselfe well and did what belonged to him while hee abode in the
Sampson. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the third hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee saith that the rest of the mariners continued in the service [of the]
said shipp till about the later end of March next following the said
departure of the said Cox, And otherwise hee cannot depose saving as

To the sixth hee saith that none of the said shipps company died at
the Barbadas, but two of them died on the coast of Guiney before [XXX]
comming to the Barbada's, and saith the name of the mariner that was
hired after Coxes departure was Thomas Morgan.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin and Collonel Cock in Commones