Thomas Scott deposed that he heard Joseph Muzy say that John Bradstreett had three or four bastards at Road eyeland and that he should know them wherever he saw them for they had a natural mark and that was lowell ears like their father, and I told him so to his face. Sworn to in Ipswich court 25-1-1651.
Joseph Fowler testified that being upon occasion at Goodman Cross' house to see him, being very sick, Joseph Muzi being present, John Bradstreet and I persuaded Joseph Muzi to give his brother satisfaction for calling him bastard and to agree with him. Joseph replied:
You have been whipt once allredy for saying yt the fellow in the silver buttons came and said he swore hime befor the gret [George] saggamore the deputy Governar
and he would doe the best he could to bring hime to it againe and tould him he would haile hime out by the hares and yt he was good for nothing but to rune rouging about the Cuntry.
That he heard this latly deceased John Croff say that he formarly loved John brodstret well untell that Joseph Muzi had railed such reports on hime
which caused him to procscecut against him which he feaied now seing he was a lying fellow had don him rong for the said John cross: said he was such a lying felow thar was noe beleving of him he was a nofe to fet a hole town and cuntrary togeather by the years.
Sworn to in Ipswich court 25- 1 -1651.
Daniell Roffe testified that he heard Joseph Muzi say he never spoke the words, but the witness spake falsely; and another time I heard him say he would rather my brother would be quiet, but if he would come to the court he should make yet appear to be true of what he had said: he thought he were better they did not go to the court, but if they did it would be to his disgrace as to me; also, that my brother Bradstreet and I being at Goodman Cross, the latter said I believe Joseph Muzi is a lying fellow and the cause of the breaches between John Bradstreet and myself. Sworn to in Ipswich court 25-1-1651.
John Remington deposed that last haytime twelve month, being with the late deceased Goodman Cross, I had much discourse with him about John Bradstreet, and he gave John good commendation, saying that he bore great love towards him in so much that he could willingly have bestowed his daughter on him to wife if he carried himself well; their farms lay together; also, he commended him for minding good things and loved him well until he heard a report raised by Joseph Muzie against him, concerning himself and others, which did exceedingly incense Goodman Cross against said John, and altered his mind towards him, etc. Sworn to in Ipswich court 25-1-1651.
Hannah Crosse, daughter of John Crosse, testified:
I heard Joseph Muzzy say that John Bradstreet
was the leereingest hang doge that was in the world and that he had three or fouer tones at Rode eyland,
and that he intended to go thither once in a while and then he should see them, and he was confident he should know them, and said that he used to set maids on their heads when he did dwell at Rode Eyland; and that Joseph Muzzy said that John Bradstreet inticed him to combine with him to knock Goodman Cross off his horse when he was upon Muddy river bridge, etc.
Sworn to in Ipswich court 26-1-1650, before Samuel Symonds.
Thomas Scott deposed that being at Goodman Cross' house, that the latter said he believed Joseph Muzzy to be a lying fellow, etc. Sworn to in Ipswich court 25-1-1651.
Ezekiel Northene and Thomas Abbott testified that Joseph Muzzy said, beginning of March, 1651, that John Bradstreet had dealings with the maids at Road Island, set them on their heads, took them by the gingoes, etc. Sworn to in Ipswich court 25-1-1651.
Elizabeth How deposed that she heard Joseph Muzzy say that John Bradstreet had three or four bastards at Rhode Island, and that he was going there and hoped to see them. Sworn to 26-10-1650, before Samuel Symonds.
William Smith deposed that he heard Joseph Mussy say in Master Appleton's barn that John Bradstreet desired him to combine with him and to lie in wait at Muddy river to knock Goodman Cross off his horse and to knock him on the head, and said John would run away with his horse; and that said John had bastards at Rhode Island, and he should go there ere long and should know them by their Bangell ears, just like himself.
Sworn to in Ipswich court 25 : 1 : 1651.
John Bradstreet, Joseph Fowlar, Tho: Scott and Richard Betts, upon their presentments, discharged.
Thomas Scott, Joseph ffowler, John Broadstreet and Richard Bettes presented 26-1-1651.
Witnesses: Nathaniel Stow and Thomas Nor—.
Mark Symonds, informant.
Presentments signed by William Bartholmew for the grand jury.
In the same court:
Joseph Fouler testified concerning Goodman Simons: affirmed at Robrt Dutch. Ear of hog marked so as to be seen from Mr. Baker's parlor to ye street gate. Rich: Kimball, sr., affirmed about the same. John Kimball deposed that he heard Mark Simonds profess to Joseph Fowler, after having prosecuted him and John Bradstreet, that he was not the accuser and would go forty miles to do him good. Sworn to in Ipswich court 4-4-1651. Thomas Smith testified that he asked Goodman Symonds why he said that Fowlar would swear or lie for ten shillings, etc. Thomas Scott deposed, I heard Goodman Simonds say that Mr. Treadwall told him that the hog at M. Cogswell's was Goodman Cobean's mark, etc. Richard Kimball, sr., testified that Mark Simonds affirmed about the mark of the hog that was shut up in Robert Dutch's yard. It differed from Mr. Cheuts and Goodman Cobum's hogs' mark.
Henry Kimball testified that he never gave Goodman Simons five shillings and six pence a day for his boy and two bullocks, etc. Thomas Whiterit testified: I heard Goodman Simonds and Goodman Beals reckoning concerning work done by both parties. Simonds said that Henry Kimball paid him same price for use of his cattle, etc. Sworn in Ipswich court 3-4-1651. Richard Beals testified that Goodman Simonds plowed for me with a boy and two bullocks, and I worked for him. He told me that Henry Kimball paid him, etc. Sworn in Ipswich court 3: 4: 1651. Witnesses (?): Daniell Rofe, Tho: Louell, John Johnson, Henry Kemball, Tho Scott, Rich: Betts, Thomas Whitred, John Kemball and Joseph Fowlar.
Abraham Foster and Wm. Dellowe testified that Daniel Rosse and John Bradstreet standing together at the barn door Am Symonds came by and desired said Rosse to speak with him, etc. Sworn in Ipswich court 4-4-1651.
Thomas Harris testified that being at Mr. Baker's ye sd day before Salem court when Nathaniel Stow was to testify, the latter came out of the new room and inquired of me for Goodman Lord, etc. Sworn in Ipswich court 25-1-1651.