STAC 5 M36/29b

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STAC 5 M36/29b Interrogatories to be ministered to Robert Tailer, John Hewendyn, John Barker, and William Hudson on the part and behalf of John Gregory, Defendant, against the Company and Fellowship of English Merchants for the Discovery of New Trades, Plaintiffs

1 First do you know or have you heard that about the month of October in 1579 that a certain ship called the William of Hull whereof William Hudson was master did arrive at the port of Kingston upon Hull with certain goods which were brought from Northbarghen in Norwaye.

2 Item did you know or have heard that the said ship and goods or any of them were arrested seized or attached in the said port of Hull at before or after the discharge of the said goods and in what vessels or place were the same goods arrested or seized to your knowledge

3 Item who did arrest seize or attach the said ship and goods or any of them and by what authority or warrant was the same done as you do know suppose think or have heard and if the same was done by any warrant then whether was the same written in English or in Latin as you know or have heard.

4 Item did you know or have heard that there was a letter directed from the Lord President and Council of the North Parts to one Henry Cocknage Richerde Jacklinge and others commanding them to deliver the said goods or else to appear and show cause why and whether was the same letter delivered to the said Cocknage or others to your knowledge.

5 Item whether were the same goods or any of them remaining under the said arrest or seizure in certain keels or other vessels in Hull haven at and after the time that the said letter was delivered to the said Cocknage or not.

6 Item whether do you know or have heard that the said Cocknage and Jacklinge did deliver or give over the possession of the said goods so arrested or seized at or after the delivery of the said letter and what do you know touching the same

7 Item whether did the said Cockange and others or any of them to whom the said letter was directed appear before the said lord president and council to answer the said arrest seizure or stay of the said goods or what do you know touching the same

(f17 of bundle) John Hewardyne servant to Thomas Hewitt of Swanland in the county of Kingson upon Hull gentleman of the age of 23 years or thereabouts a witness produced sworn and examined on the part and behalf of the said John Gregory Def

1 To the first interrogatory deposeth and saith that he doth very well know a ship called the William of Hull whereof William Hudson was Master which about the month of October anno domini 1579 did arrive at the port of Kingston upon Hull with certain goods which were brought from Northbarghen in Norwaie

2 To the second he saith that he was present and did see one Richard Jacklinge arrest certain goods which were in the said ship called the William of Hull and also did know that certain goods being in a keel of York being on ground at the woolhouse staithe and certain goods in a catch lying at Saltmarsh staithe were arrested by the said Jacklinge the same day

3 To the third he saith that Richard Jackling did arrest seize and attach the said goods as is aforesaid and to the rest of this article he cannot depose

4 To the fourth he saith that he this examinate did see the Queen’s letter in the hands of Henry Cocknedge which as he heard was delivered the said Cocknedge by one Ralf Aslabie which letter as this examinate thinketh and hath heard was for the delivery of the said goods and further to this article he cannot depose

5 To the fifth this deponent saith that he doth know that certain of the goods so arrested remained in the said ship in Hull haven until such time as he this deponent did see the said letter in the said Cocknedge his handes

6 To the sixth he saith that he supposeth that after the delivery of the said letter to the said Cocknedge the said goods were sett at liberty and the arrest was given over

7 To the seventh he this examinate saith that he cannot depose

William Hudson of Kingson upon Hull aforesaid mariner of the age of 24 years or thereabouts another of the witnesses produced sworn and examined on the part and behalf of the said Defendant

1 To the first of the said interrogatories deposeth and saith that he he knew that the said ship called the William of Hull about the month of October anno domini 1579 did arrive at the port of Kingston upon Hull with certain goods brought from Northbarghen in Norwaie

2 To the second he this deponent saith that he did see certain goods arrested by Richard Jacklinge being in a catch lying at Saltmarsh staithe and also certain goods remaining in the said ship and after that certain goods in a keel

3 To the third this deponent saith that the said Jackling made the said arrest as is aforesaid and further to this article he cannot depose

4 To the fourth he this examinate saith that he did see the Queen’s letter in the hands of one Ralf Aslabie which Ralf said it was for the releasing of the said goods so arrested and likewise told this examinate afterwards that he had served the said letter on the said Cocknedge the same Cocknedge being in his bed

5 To the fifth this examinate deponseth and saith that he doth know that all the said goods which were arrested as is aforesaid (other than the goods which were taken up at the woolhouse staith) were remaining in Hull haven until two days at the least after that the said Aslabie had told this deponent that the said letter was served as is aforesaid

6 To the sixth this deponent saith that after the time of the delivery of the said letter as is aforesaid the said goods were not by any means stayed but that the owners and merchants thereof or their factors did quietly possess and carry away the same

7 To the seventh he this deponent saith that he cannot depose

William Hudson of Kingson upon Hull aforesaid mariner of the age of 24 years or thereabouts another of the witnesses produced sworn and examined on the part and behalf of the said Def

1 To the first of the said interrogatories deposeth and saith that he he knew that the said ship called the William of Hull about the month of October anno domini 1579 did arrive at the port of Kingston upon Hull with certain goods brought from Northbarghen in Norwaie

2 To the second he this deponent saith that he did see certain goods arrested by Richard Jacklinge being in a catch lying at Saltmarsh staithe and also certain goods remaining in the said ship and after that certain goods in a keel

3 To the third this deponent saith that the said Jackling made the said arrest as is aforesaid and further to this article he cannot depose

4 To the fourth he this examinate saith that he did see the Queen’s letter in the hands of one Ralf Aslabie which Ralf said it was for the releasing of the said goods so arrested and likewise told this examinate afterwards that he had served the said letter on the said Cocknedge the same Cocknedge being in his bed

5 To the fifth this examinate deponseth and saith that he doth know that all the said goods which were arrested as is aforesaid (other than the goods which were taken up at the woolhouse staith) were remaining in Hull haven until two days at the least after that the said Aslabie had told this deponent that the said letter was served as is aforesaid

6 To the sixth this deponent saith that after the time of the delivery of the said letter as is aforesaid the said goods were not by any means stayed but that the owners and merchants thereof or their factors did quietly possess and carry away the same

7 To the seventh he this deponent saith that he cannot depose

Robert Tailor of Kingson upon Hull aforesaid shipmaster of the age of 40 years or thereabouts another of the witnesses produced sworn and examined on the part and behalf of the said Def

1 To the first of the said interrogatories deposeth and saith in all things as his precontestate William Hudson before him hath deposed and said

2 To the second he this deponent saith that company did report unto him this examinate that the ship and goods were arrested by Richard Jacklinge and likewise certain goods before discharged out of the said ship which lay in a boat at Saltmarsh staithe and also certain goods in a keel lying at woolhouse staith

3 To the third he saith that he this examinate cannot depose

4 To the fourth he saith that he this examinate did see the Queen’s letter in the hands of the said Ralf Aslabie and that the same Ralf told this deponent that it was for the discharge of the said goods arrested or else to appear and also told this examinate how and in what manner he would serve the same letter on the said Cocknedge and had charged the said Cocknedge to show and serve the same Queen’s letter on the said Richard Jacklinge All which saying this examinate thinketh in his conscience to be true for that he hath heard divers honest men say they did see the said Queen’s letter in the said Cocknedge his hands

5 To the fifth he this deponent saith that all the said goodes arrested saving the goodes wch were taken up at the Wollhouse staith remained in Hull Haven twoe or three daies at the leaste after the seruing of the quenes lre on the said Cocknedge as is aforesaid

6 To the sixt article he saith in all thinges & by all thinges as the said Wm Hudson his precontestate before him hath deposed and said

7 To the seventh he this deponent saith that he cannot depose

John Barker of Kingson upon Hull aforesaid merchant of the age of 48 years or thereabouts an other witness produced and sworn on the part and behalf of the said Def

1.2.3. To the first second and third of the said interrogatories saith that he this examinate otherways than by hearsay cannot depose

4 To the fourth he this examinate saith that he doth know that the said Cocknedge had a letter delivered unto him by Ralf Aslabie which came from the Lord President and Council of the North for the delivery of certain goods or else upon the sight thereof to appear and show cause

5.6. To the fifth and sixth he this examinate cannot depose

7 To the seventh he this deponent saith that the said Cocknedge did not appear according to the tenor of the said letter before the said Lord President and Council of the North but went to this examinate’s knowledge very shortly after the serving of the said letter on him to London and further to this article this deponent cannot depose

(Signatures) Legerd Gee Wakefeild