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The 9th of July 1657

The claime of Abraham Stockman and}
company for the Boyer the Dove of hamborowe}
Otto Paga master}

Examined upon an allegation given in on the
behalfe of the said Stockman and company.

[?Smith] jus.


Hendrick Papa of hamborowe Mariner, Stiersman
of the said Boyer the dove aged 25 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and examined, saith as followeth videlicet.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that within and for all
the time arlate the producents Abraham Stockman david Vander[?manola] and Otto Papa the Skipper
of the said Boyer (whom hee well knoweth) and others dwelling in hamborowe
whose names hee remembreth not were and are the lawfull owners and
proprietors of the said Bowier the Dove and of her tackle apparell and furniture
and for such commonly accompted, which hee knoweth being Stiersman of the
said shipp, and acquainted with their setting her out as owners. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the second and third articles hee saith and deposeth that within the time arlate
and more particularly in or about the Month of Aprill last the said Boyer the dove
of Hamborburgh (Otto Papa Master) was laden with wheate by the said Abraham Stockman att Hamborowe and
the said wheate was considned to this Port of London for the use and Accompt of Mr Lucas Jacobs merchant
of London and company which hee knoweth being Steeresman of the said Boyer and being seeing the said wheate laden, and for
the reasons aforesaid, And hee further saith that within the said time, and after the
ladeing thereof the said Skipper and Company soe sett saile and departed with her said ladeing
But in her course comeing off the English Coast betwixt Alfernesse and Yarmouth
she was mett withall by a Scotts man of Warr, and by him seised, on or about the
30th of Aprill last upon which seisure the said Skipper of the Boyer and [?three] others
of his Company were taken out of her into the said Man of Warr and carryed away
in her, which hee knoweth because hee was aboard the said Bowyer and Steersman
thereof and saw the premisses so done, But about 5 dayes after the said seisure, and
before the said Man of warr had brought the said Bowyer and lading into any port
or harbour, the said Boyer and ladeing of Wheate were mett with and retaken or rescued
by the Assistance ffrygott comanded by Captaine Bourne in the imediate service of the
Comonwealth of England and brought into Leith in Scotland which hee knoweth being
aboard the said Boyer when shee was so rescued and brought in thither and otherwise
hee cannot depose./

To the 4th artticle hee saith and deposeth that the said Boyer the dove so laden with
Corne bound for London, and seised by the Scotts man of Warr, And the vessell or Boyer
aforesiad laden with wheare and rescued by the Assistance ffrigott and brought into [xXX]
leith in Scotland, were the same Boyer the dove and not divers yeilding a reason
of his knowledge as aforesaid and otherwise hee cannot depose./

To the 5th hee saith that the said producents and Company were and are all dutchmen
and Inhabitants of Hamborow and Subiects of that State and so comonly accompted
And that there was and is a peace and Amitie betweene the State of Hamborow, and
the Comonwealth of England and otherwise hee cannot depose

To the last hee saith that his foregoeing depositions were and are true/

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing depositions and otherwise answereth

To the 2. 3. 4. 5. and 6th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and otherwise
hee cannot answere saveing that the said ffrygott the Assistance rescued the said Boyer



Abraham Stockman


Primary sources



SP 82/8/f93 Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Hamburg and Hanse Towns. Abraham Stockman and others to R Bradshaw, and copy. 16 November 1650