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To the said allegation and the three bills of lading therein mentioned
annexed thereunto, and now shewed unto him this deponent hee saith and
deposeth that shortly after the receiving the said goods aboard, namely assoone
as the last of them were come aboard hee this deponent at Santa Cruse
before the setting of the said shipp to saile thence did with his owne hand
signe or subscribe all the said three bills at the time of the date thereof,
and that they were and are all true for ought hee knoweth to the contrary
and after the said firming or signing of them this deponent delivered
the same back to the said Thomas Clerq, from whom hee beleeveth they
come hether by the way of Amsterdam, And otherwise saving his
foregoeing deposition hee cannot depose.

Row dt.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]


To the first hee saith that hee hath bin about two yeares master of the
said shipp the Morning starr, and came first aboard her at Amsterdam,
and otherwise hee cannot answer saving his foregoeing deposition.

To the second hee saith that hee knoweth not the person of the said hendrick
Matthias, and otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the third and 4th hee saith that hee never knew the said Thomas Clerq
before this voyage whereon hee met and saw him at Santa Cruse, and saith
hee is a batchelour, and liveth there as a merchant stranger, and that
the said Thomas came aboard this deponents said shipp there in one
of the boates that brought some of the said goods aboard, And
otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the 5th it concerneth him not for hee hath not deposed ought to the
articles interrogated.

To the 6th negatively for his part, and otherwise
cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the 7th hee saith hee had the roll or booke interrogated in his chest
aboard the said shipp at the time of the said seizure, and after the said
seizure, this deponent with his owne hand at Milford haven delivered
the same to the said Captaine Baker commander of the Lizard

To the 8th hee saith that all that is written in the said roll is reall and true.

To the 9th hee saith hee signed
six other bills of lading, namely two
of the tenor of each of the three annexed, for the goods therein mentioned,
being nine in all, videlicet three of each sort, and that
there was not any of them aboard the said shipp when shee was seized
nor brought in her from Santa Cruse, but were all left with the said
Thomas Clerq, And otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the 10th hee saith the said bill were signed by this deponent in a
house neere the sea side at Santa Cruse, and neere the place
where the said shipp was lying, where the said Thomas Clerq and
this deponent were together, and there this deponent delivered them
all to the said Thomas Clerq after hee had soe signed the same
And otherwise hee cannot answer.

Clause Willems [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

To the 11th hee saith that for all other goods XXX besides the foresaid goods claimed in
this court and by him predeposed, he alsoe signed bills of ladeing, saving for the goods
claimed by one Passenier in this Court for which hee saith hee signed noe bills of ladeing
all which bills by him soe signed, were for ought hee knoweth to the contrary XXXX XXX
reall and not XXXX colourable, and saith that none of his said bills were XXXX XXXX
XXXXX knoweth aboard the said shipp XXX to have of the XXXXXXXXXXXX but were all XXXXXXXXXXX</margin>