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Waterland in North Holland, and that her owners were and are all Hollanders
living in North Holland, subiects of the States of the United Netherlands
namely derrick Garretson and John Garretson of Brooke aforesaid, and
the [?preacher] of the same towne and others, and soe much this deponent
before their being met by Captaine Welby heard the said Garret [?marssX]
her master and others of her company say; And otherwise hee cannot depose

[?Abram] [?XXXX] [?tymenXXX]XX [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 7th of ffebruary 1653.

The Lord Protector against a shipp}
called now the two Brothers, and formerly}
(as is said) the ffortune. Budd.}


Rowe dt.

William Cornelison of Dunkirke Mariner
Master of the said shipp the two Brothers
aged 43 yeares or thereabouts, sworne
and examined.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee hath well knowne the shipp
the Two Brothers for theise three or foure monethes last past, and that
shee was about foure monethes since bought at Rotterdam of some
of that towne; and that at the time of the sale of her and until the
sale was made shee was belonging to that port of Rotterdam, which
hee knoweth because hee this deponent was at Rotterdam and present at the
said buying her by Mr Baldero an Englishman there dwelling, And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the second hee saith hee this deponent is an English man borne at [?ffarXXly]
neere Liverpoole in Lancashire, where hee lived till hee was about [?ten]
yeares of age, and thence went and lived 5 yeares in Spaine, thence hee
went into the streights and [?setled] up and downe there about
six yeares and then in other places, and hath used that imployment as a
sailor from port to port till hee came to settle in fflanders, where
at Ostend and Dunquirke hee hath lived and kept house for these 11
yeares last. And saith his name in English is William Keeles, and that
he was alwayes called by that name in England, but not abroad, the
Spaniards calling him William Cornelia and the fflemings Willemm Cornelison
as nearest to his owne name and to their pronunciation, and that this deponents
fathers name was Robert Keeles, and that his said father was alwayes
called by that name, And otherwise cannot depose saving what followeth.

To the third hee saith that his wife lived alwayes with him at Ostend [?and]
Dunquirke for the time aforesaid of his dwelling there till about five
monethes since that shee dyed, saving that for a yeeres speace or thereabouts
ended about a twelvemoneth since, shee and this deponent dwellt
at Amsterdam, and that his nowe dwelling is in Dunquirke, where
(living single) hee hath only a chamber.

To the fourth hee saith that hee brought in the said shipp to this port [?some]
Queene stones and hops, which were laden aboard her at Rotterdam by Mr
Baldero aforesaid, and consigned to Dunquirke to be delivered to Joos [?XXX]
of Dunquirke for whose accompt they were laden, and after entrie
thereof at Dunquirke by the said ffreemont (to whom this deponent [?XX]
of the said shipp delivered them) hee the said ffreemeont sent them for this
port, consigned to Mr Baldeo here dwelling, and to Mr
Cotten a merchant here, and this deponent delivered
the same accordingly to the said Mr Baldero, and sawe other goods namely [?XXX]
[?tXXX] to another English merchant here whom this deponent knoweth not
by name, and that Mr Baldero here dwelling is to pay the freight for all, but he [?hath]
not yet paid the same, and that they were here delivered for the sayd ffreemont