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The 23th day of March 1656/

Edwards and Whitfeilde against the shipp}
Negro and Bushell and others}
Clements Smith}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of the sayd
Edwards and Whitfeilde./

Rp. jus

Thomas Morgan of Rederiff in the County of Surrey
Mariner Boatswaine of the sayd Shipp the Negro the
voyage in question aged thirty fower yeares or thereabouts
a wittnesse sworne and examined saith an deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
went, and was boatswaine of the shipp the Negro for the whole voyage in
question and saith that soe farr as hee this deponent could and did
observe the arlate Samuell Edwards and Roger Whitfeild did throughout
the whole voyage in question behave them selves like sober and honest
persons and were carefull to performe their duties according to their
offices in the sayd shipp (videlicet the Edwards as Gunner and the sayd Whitfeild
as carpenter of the sayd shipp) during the sayd voyage and for sober
honest and well-qualified persons and such as performed their dutie
according to their places in the sayd shipp the sayd voyage they were by this
deponent (and as hee beleeveth by the greatest part of the sayd shipps
Company) the sayd voyage commonly accompted and reputed And further
to this article hee cannot depose/

Thomas Morgan [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

To the second article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
(being the arlate Morgan) is not any wayes allyed nor indebted unto the arlate Edwards nor Whitfeild
nor either of them, nor hath any relation to them the sayd Edwards or Whitfeild
or either of them, save that hee sayled in the sayd shipp the Negro the voyage
in question as a Mariner with them nor is he this deponent to receive any
benefitt in case the sayd Edwards and Whitfeild receave their full wages And
saith hee knoweth the arlate Thomas Gowen who is reputed a Scotchman by
Nation and henry Man who is reputed a dutch man by nation and
Roger Worthley who is reputed a Norfolk man and saith they all sayled in the sayd shipp as Mariners the voyage in question and saith hee beleeveth that
the sayd Gowen, Man and Worthley are not of Kinne to the sayd Edwards
nor Whitfeild nor either of them And further to this article hee cannot

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

Thomas Morgan [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the sayd allegation/

Rp. 2

Thomas Gowen of disert in Scotland Mariner aged
thirty yeares or thereabouts a Wittnesse sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet/

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith, that hee was one of
the Company of the shipp the Negro for a great part of the voyage in question


Primary sources

Thomas Morgan

POSSIBLE MATCH: PROB 11/295/749 Will of Thomas Morgan, Mariner of Saint Olave in Southwark, Surrey 08 October 1659