While on my visit to Nashville Archives, I found English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1609 -1660. Abstracts of Examinations in The High Court of Admiralty with reference to Colonial America.
Peter Wilson Coldham
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Please see the following excerpt
Philp Luxon/Luxton v. William Harris & Nicholas Jollye 24 and 25 July 1637
Philip Callow of Bristol, cooper aged 20. He joined the Blessing of Falmouth, Mr. Philip Luxon, at Padstow, Cornall, for a voyage to Virginia as her steward. While she was at James Town he forbade the Master to break open cases on board but despite this he opened and consumed a case of strong waters and forced the deponent to drink with him. It was discovered that the crew had cut a way into the ship’s hold to get at the drink. On the return voyage some of her company deserted at Kinsale, Ireland, and at Falmouth thereby causing her tobacco to be neglected and spoiled.
Walter Childes of Bristol, clothworker aged 29. He went as a passenger on the Blessing to assist the purser Henry Tatton to sell William Harris’s goods in Virginia and saw Luxon go the hold before a case of strong waters and other goods were found open or missing. Luxon arranged for a lock to be put on his cabin and did not allow planters to enter it, and for that reason several refused to trade their tobacco with him. The ship’s company numbered 14 and she carried 2 or 3 passengers. James Sherland was her mate, John Marten and Phillp Callow stewards. She remained in Virginia for 14 weeks and, on then return to England, her tobacco was found to be damaged by rot.