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To the third hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and otherwise cannot

To the fowrth hee saith the said skipper was to pay this deponent and thereof
of the said company their wages, and that the owners vivtualled the shipp
which had victualls of cheese, butter beefe, fish, [?griXX], [XXXXXX] and thae
like for tenn monethes tyme for her said company or thereabouts, And
further hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the 5th hee saith hee doth not knowe the interrogated Rocas P[arnes].

To the 6th hee saith that all the powder that was aboard the said shipp
when shee was seized, was laden at Rotterdam, and that hee this deponent
was spoken to to serve in her, and in that relation hee frequented her
about five weekes space before shee set saile, and all that time hee
knewe that shee should goe for Bourdeaux, And otherwise hee cannot answere

To the 7th hee saith that the said shipp was taken by the Nico?damus
betwixt Plimouth and ffalmouth, and otherwise negatively, saving
the Skipper then had the care and charge of her and her lading.

To the 8th hee saith that the said shipp put into Go[XXXX] [?Gat] through fowle
weather and staid there about three dayes to attend the comming of the [XXXX]
[XXXX], and the rest of the time betwixt her departure from Rotterdam and
her seizure shee was in her way for Bourdeaux, and otherwise hee
answereth negatively.

To the 9th hee saith the said shipp hath ever since her first building
bin named the Rat van Aventure, and had never any other name, and
hee never heard that any Scotchman or other than the said Jacobson was
designed to goe master of her.

To the 10th hee cannot answer.

To the 11th hee saith that hee this deponent told the Captaine of the NichoXXX]
the truth in all that hee demanded of him and never denied ought
touching the shipps goods or the powder. match or shott aboard her.

To the 12th hee saith that 100 barrells of powder interrogated laie not
under b[XXX] ypon the ballast and were covered with deales to prevent danger
of [?fire], and otherwise negatively.

Repeated before dr Clarke.



The first of October 1651.

Examined upon the said allegation.

Rp. 3

Derrick Johnson Fray of Northweeke in holland Sailor
aged 27 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth
the producents Abraham Pan[XXX] and company and saith that they have bin and
are commonly accompted the true and lawfull owners and the shipp the Rat van
Aventure or wheele of ffortune arlate and of her tackle and furniture, which they
built this summer, which hee knoweth being Carpenter of the said shipp this
voyage, and helping to finish the said worke of her building.

To the second hee saith that within the time arlate the said shipp was freighted
by a merchant of Rotterdam whose name hee doth not remember to goe to
Bourdeaux, where shee was to take in her merchant or sopra Cargo, which merchant
freighter before her proceeding from Rotterdam laden aboard her 100 barrells of
Gunnpowder and two cases of other goods (the contents of which cases or packs
hee knoweth not) to be carried out and disposed of in the said voyage being
a merchants voyage, which hee knoweth because hee this deponent helped to [stowe]
the said goods, and was hired to serve in the said Merchandizeing voyage, And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith and deposeth that the said ship set saile with the said powder
and other goods from Rotterdam on the said voyage on or about the 11th of August
last newe stile,) and about tenn dayes after such her departure shee was at sea
mett with and seized by one of the Parliaments ships named the Nich[XXXX]
which hee knoweth being then aboard the said ship the Rat van Aventure, and well [XXXX]