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ffawnce having sold part of her to the arlate Richard Cleeve became
Owner of her with the sayd Cleeve and for such was Comonly reputed And further saving his subsequent
deposition hee cannot depose./

To the 2: 3 and 4th articles of the sayd libell hee saith hee well remembreth
that the sayd ffawnce being at this deponents fathers house (videlicet the house
of this deponents precontest Edward ffridd) in or about the moneth of Ma[XX GUTTER]
1656 did in presence of this deponents father and precontest the sayd Edward
ffridd and this deponent and others whilst the sayd ffawnce was sole
Owner of the sayd hoigh, hyre and make the arlate henry Jolfe
Master of the sayd hoigh or vessell, and did agree with the sayd Jolfe
to pay him twenty shillings a weeke for soe long tyme as the sayd
Jolfe should goe and continue Master of her, And the sayd Jolfe did
of this deponents knowledge upon the sayd agreement goe Master of the
sayd hoigh severall voyages, (three at least) for the use and benefitt
of the sayd ffawnce, and continued Master of her for many weekes
(but the certayne number hee remembreth not) yet beleeveth it was
thirty weekes at least, And saith hee beleeveth the sayd Jolfe did during
the tyme of such his Mastershipp discharge his duty faithfully, fo
that hee never heard the sayd ffawnce make any complaint of his
neglect therein, though hee the sayd ffawnce went two voyages in the
sayd hoigh with the sayd Jolfe, but on the contrary heard the sayd ffawnce
saye that the sayd Jolfe had performed the sayd voyages with good successe
And further to these articles hee cannot depose/

To the 5th 6th and 7th articles hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the
Registry of this Court and to the lawe and further cannot depose/

To the 8th hee cannot depose saving hee beleeveth the sayd Cleeve is
a subiect of this Commonwealth living as hee hath heard at Rochester
or thereabouts and is as hee beleeveth subiect to the authority of this Court

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

Thomas ffridd [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 18th of June 1658/

Cowse and Cowse againt Read and Jones}
Suckley Smith}

Examined on an allegation given in and admitted on the
behalfe of the sayd Read and Jones./

Rp 3/

Thomas Brookes of the parish of Saint Mary Magdalen[?e GUTTER]
in Southwarke Mariner aged fiftie yeares or thereabouts a
wittnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the 3 article of the sayd allegation hee saith hee well knoweth the
arlate Morgan Jones and hath soe knowne him for these seaventeene or eighteene
yeares last past and the sayd Jones within that tyme hath officiated the
place of Master and sometymes of Masters mate and sometymes of [?Captaine GUTTER]
in severall shipps, this deponent goeing Commander of other shipps in
Company of him, And this deponent thereby well knoweth and hath observed
that the sayd Jones in the sayd voyages did behave him selfe as an
able and expert Commander Master and Seaman and this deponent