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and more And further hee cannot answere/

To the last Interrogatorie hee saith that after the disaster aforesayd and while hee was
aboard the Saint Jacob hee heard the Saint Jacobs Company talke angrily to
him that held the helme of the Saint Jacob when the disaster happened, but what
the effect of their talke was for that hee undertandeth little dutch and
was then much troubled at the disaster aforesayd hee remembreth not
And further hee cannot answere./

Repeated the same 23th day before doctor

the marke of the sayd



John Fletcher of Plimouth Mariner aged twenty
one yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne before the
sayd doctor Godolphin saith as followeth videlicet/

To the first hee saith hee well knew the ship Isaack being
a foremast man of the voyage in question And knoweth that the sayd ship
did at Plymouth take in a great quantitie of goods to the quantitie of
seaventy tonnes and upwards, consisting in Tinne, sugar trayne oyle Indico
Syder, Capers, butter and other goods to be transported thence to London but the quantities of the particulers
or for whose Accompt laden hee knoweth not but referreth him selfe to
the bills of ladeing, And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the 2 and 3 Interrogatories hee saith the sayd ship the Isaack having taken in her
sayd ladeing departed therewith from Plymouth toward London on the seaventeenth
of ffebruary last and the Interrogate ship the Saint Jacob the Interrogant John
Clason Master being at Plymouth at the same tyme the Isaack was, did
depart from thence at the same tyme the Isaack did, the Isaack bound
for London under an English Convoy and the Jacob bound for Holland
under a dutch Convoy And sath hee well remembreth that the next
night after the sayd shipps soe departed from Plymouth the Isaack being
sayling on her course for London after her English Convoy the Saint Jacob
by the Carlessnes of her Master and Company came fowle of the Isaacks
bowe and brake downe all her masts, and her larboard side, and beate
upon her three quarters of an hower at least ere shee got cleere of her
by which meanes the Isaack was rendered very leakie and ready to sinke
which her Master and Company perceaving they all, togeather with three
passengers got aboard the Saint Jacob to save their lives and twelve other
passengers who in that confused trouble and disaster could not get
out of the Isaack to save them selves did (as hee beleeveth) perish and sinke
in the Isaack after the Saint Jacob was gone from her And further to these
Interrogatories hee cannot answeare./

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith that at such tyme as the Jacob soe fell fowle of the Isaack
the Isaack was only under one Course and the Saint Jacob under two courses f[XXXX] at the