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CASE13179: Interrogation (Starting journey) concerning Robert Devereux [Second Earl of Essex] (PERSON2302)

Question asked by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) between 26 July 1597 and 6 September 1597


RN The Earle of Ess set forw. frō plimmoth to ward {sic} toward his voyage bending to Cast Cales & so to his voyag onward. the 23 of Iuly. beinge satterday. 5. h. 30 mi auror & so went forward wth sp. winds that satterday & sunday. on munday following the skye clouded & misted & grew blacker & blacker. on tuesday the 26 of Iuly all the fore noone exceeding wind hurling & tossing thē. to & fro. wc made thē brake there tops & b caused thē to cut there gabels & {left} adast agaynst our {vwne} {sic} reck wthinto {sic} two miles of Plimothe 1 a pinnes called the tobacco pipe & 1 3 hollanders ships & by leaking almost endangered the gener. ship. yt wth mutch a doe was saved & this winde drove thē back againe into almost wthin the harbour of plimouth on the 27 of Iuly fell arose an exceeding winde & a great tempest of reane as if heaven & yearth should goe togeathr the forenoone.

<f. 59r>

1597. Iuly 23. die . h. 6. 30. mi. fecti sunt iter marittinū capess{en}t.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 175, ff. 58v-59r (f. 58v upper, f. 59r upper right, and f. 59r middle left)

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), ‘CASE13179’, The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition,, accessed 22 May 2022.