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from thence and indeed the sayd shipp the Lewis was then steering her
Course directly for the Texall as he hath predeposed. And otherwise
cannot depose.

To the sixth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that after the
seizure of the shipp Lewis as aforesayd he heard the master of her say
and affirme that the sayd shipp came from Greenland in the Company
of three other vessells which three were bound for france, and that
the Lewis parted with them off of the North of Scotland, she being
bound for the Texall as aforesayd and the sayd other three shipps designing
to make for ffarnce by the north of Scotland and Ireland; which
confessions of the sayd master this deponent heard him freely make, and
otherwise cannot depose.

To the seaventh article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith he heard the sayd
master of the Lewis freely say and acknowledge that the sayd shipp was
bound for the Texall and that her lading was good prize to the English
and saith there was not any License from the right honorable the Councell
of State for the free passage of the sayd shipp Lewis to ffrance, shewne
to the Captaine of the Kentish frigot that ade the surprizall nor
to any other that this deponent saw knew or heard of. And otherwise
cannot depose./

To the eighth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith he was present
and saw when the Master of the Lewis aforesayd was sent for aboard
the Essex frigat commannded by Captaine Brandley, and hath credibly heard
that the sayd master did confesse and acknowledge before the sayd
Captaine Brandley and others upon oath that the sayd shipp did belong
to Rochel and had bene att Greenland and was bound with her lading
being oyles and whale bone to the Texall, and whether the first
paper or schedule to the allegation annexed be the very originall
confession of the sayd master taken in writing he cannot depose

To the ninth he saith he hath credibly heard and beleiveth to be
true that the second paper or schedule to the sayd allegation annexed
and now shewne him was found aboard the sayd shipp the Lewis att the
tyme of her seizure aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the last he saith his depositions are true. And otherwise cannot depose.

Repeated before Doctor Clarke}
and Doctor Godolphin}

Godfry Reader [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 14th day of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The Clayme of John Hawkes, Jacob Hoffener}
Claes Stading Constans Corsemaker}
derrick hetling, and Mathias Witts.}
Thomas Eyke, hans [?Loer], and Claes [Ynt]}
of Ravell in Sweden for their goods and}
merchandizes by them severally laden}
on board the shipp the young Boor (whereof}
was master Jacob Cornelison) in fact}
taken and surprized by some of the shipps}
of the State and Commonwealth of England}
fra. dt. Bud ffranklin}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe
of the sayd Claymers.

Jacob Cornelison of Schelling mariner
master of the sayd shipp the Young Boor
aged three and thirty yeares a witnes
sworne and examined deposeth and saith
as followeth videlicet.