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Andrea H Dalton [MARKE, RH SIDE]


4th Juny 1650.

Ex parte Patricy S[?XXXX] civitatis London}
[?XXXXX] quad the Charitie of Lubeck, in}
[?XXX] assecurationis}



James Prestman of Wapping in the County
of Middlesex Mariner, aged 46 yeares or thereabouts
sworne the day above said befre the right worshipfull
John Exton Doctor of lawes, one of the Judges
of the high Court of the Admiraltie and
examined upon Interrogatories ministred on the
behalfe of the said Patrick Smarte sait as
followeth by vertue of his oath.

To the first, second and third Interrogatories hee deposeth and saith
that hee well knoweth the shipp interrate the Charitie of Lubecke
whereof Simon Sosse was and is master, and saith that in her
late course of proceeding betweene London and Dantzike, comming to
sea about 14 leagues off Rotterdam about a moneth since shee was
sett upon and pillaged by pyrates or sea Rovers in a small frigot
commannded by an Englishman whose name hee knoweth not, and
there were the and there taken out of her by the said pyrates
or rovers and put aboard the said frigot and carried away seaven
packs of goods, close and hard packed which were soe pillaged in his sight
hee this deponent being then pilote of the said shipp and aboard her, and
(as hee was informed by the said Symon Sosse the master, and beleeveth
foure packs of the said goods belonged to the producent Patrick Smarte
but what particular goods the said packs conteyned hee knoweth not, but beleeveth they
were by the fashion of their packing fine goods, and afterwards this deponent
was forcibly taken aboard the said frigot, and when hee was released and
returned aboard the said shipp the Charitie hee sawe two emptie
boxes that seemed to have binbroken up and as hee ws informed by the
company aboard, the said pyrates had broke them open and taken
gloves out of one of them and [?cloves] out of the other wherewith
thy said they were before filled, and robed and carried them away.