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16th ofSeptember 1651.

The claime of the fore said hogia Jacomo}
and hogia C[?amar]}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation and schedules.


Hojah Peter of the citie of Spahan in Persia merchant
aged 23 yeares or thereabouts sworne and [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT]

To the first and second articles of the said allegation and schedules ammexed hee saith and deposeth hee well
knoweth the producents Hojah Jacomo and Hojah kamal Armenian Merchants, and
saith they have vin for the time arlate and are the true and lawfull owners and
proprietors of the goods and marchandizes mentioned and expressed in the said
two schedules and soe commonly accompted, videlicet the said hoggia Jacomo of
those mentioned in the first of the said bills of lading and the said hoggia kamal
of those in the second, and saith that within the said time videlicet about six monethes since the said producents
laded the said marchandizes at Smirna aboard the shipp the Saint Martin arlate
for their owne accompt to be thence carried and transported in the said vessell for
Ligorn[?a] and their delivered to them or their use, which hee knoweth because hee
this deponent was at Smirna and sawe them soe lade the said goods for their
owne accompt, And otherwise hee cannot depose saving what followeth.

To the third article and schedul[?a]s aforesaid hee saith and deposeth that the said
schedula[?a]s were and are the true and originall bills of lading for the said
respective goods therein contained, and were and are signed and subscribed
by and with the proper hand of Michael Audric Captaine of the said
shipp the Saint Martin, which hee knoweth because hee this examinate was
present in the house of one Monsieur dannian a merchant living in
Smyrna and sawe the said Captaine there signe the said bills, the contents
whereof hee saith were and are true and soe had and donne as therein
is contayned. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth article hee saith and deposeth that after the said producents had soe
laded the said goods aboard the said shipp they alsoe imbarked themselves in
the same to goe along with and dispose of their said goods, and the
said shipp (within the said time) departed from Smirna and [Xent]
her course directly for Ligorna, in which her course shee and her lading
were met with surprized and taken by a Squadron of eight English
shipps in the service of the Parliament, at which time the said producents
were aboard and were alsoe taken in her, and had them about them and
in their possession their said respective bills of lading which they brought
with them from Smirna, all which hee knoweth being acquainted with
such their bringing their said bills of lading alonge with them from Smirna
and being alsoe aboard when the said shipp and goods were soe seized, And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fifth article hee saith and deposeth that the said producents
were and are Armenian Marchants and doe usually trade from Persia
to Smirna and from other parts, and doe usually [?commerce] with the English
in those countries, with whom they maintaine faire correspondence, and
saith the said Jacomo was and is a subiect of the kinge of Persia and
the said kamal of the grand Seignor, betwixt which Princes and
Nation there was and is peace and amitie, and for such they were
and are commonly accompted. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the last hee saith that his foregoeing deposition was {and} is true.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that hee this examinate was only a passenger
in the said shipp the Saint Martin when shee was seized as aforesaid and
came first aboard her at Smirna aforesaid, which was the time predeposed
after the lading of the said goods.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that the said Haiah Jacomo
whom hee saith hee hath knowne five or six yeares and upwards, was
and is of Spaham afore said and a subiect of the kinge of Persia the said
kamal , whom hee saith hee hath knowne about foure yeares was and is of
Bursia in the dominions of the Grand Seignior, in which severall cities the said
persons were as hee hath heard borne, and saith that hee this deponent
is alsoe an Inhabitant of Spaham, and to the rest of the said
Interrogatoria hee answereth negatively, saying that they nor any of them belong
to any ffrench factoria, nor have any relation to the ffrench or the kinge of
ffrance, nor [?owe] or pay gim any tribute, service or contribution.