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The same day Examined upon the said Allegation. [CENTRE HEADING]


John Wittigrove in the Cittie of Hamborough
Marriner aged 30 yeares or thereabouts sworne and Examined.

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth That hee this deponent
well knoweth the Shipp the Morning Starre arlate and hath soe done by the
space of about eleaven or twelve yeares att which tyme shee was of this deponents
knowledge built at Hamborough. And saith that the arlate
Michell van Lubkin by the space of theise five yeares last past
hath bin and still is Commander of the said ship which hee saith hath ever
since the first building thereof belonged to Hamborough and unto the
Now owners thereof and Company all liveing in Hamborough. which hee knoweth to bee
true hee this deponent haveing bin for the said space of five yeares
and upwards belonging to the said ship as one of her Company and dureing the terme
of this her last voyage was Quarter master of and abord her and being himselfe borne
and bredd within five miles of Hamborough and for theise 12 yeares hath dwelt there
And soe much
hee saith is true and Notorious in and about the Citty of Hamborough and places
adiacent thereunto. And further cannot depose.

To the second and third articles of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth that within
and for all the tyme arlate and at the time of the seizure of the said ship the
Morning Starre the arlate Adrian Yonker Michael and Joachim Hewishe Antonio
and Guilermo Lavistraet, Cornelius de Hertoge together with his precontest
Michael Van Lubkin were and are the true and Lawfull owners and
Proprietors of the said ship the Morning Starre and of her Tackle
apparrell and furniture, And for such were and
are comonly accompted and reputed Every of which said persons were
and are Hamburghers and free Burghers and subiects of that
Citty and State where this deponent hath knowne them to dwell
many yeares before hee served on his shipp And for and as such they the said respective parties were and
are comonly reputed and taken And further cannot depose

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true.

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADINg]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that hee this Examinate was on bord the
morning starre when shee was seized and hath belonged to her about these
five yeares and came first on bord her at Hamborough And further
cannot depose.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith that the said Adrian Yonker hath formerly lived in
Saint Catherine Streete in Hamborough but in what particular streets by name the
rest of the said Owners doe now dwell in Hamborough hee saith hee
cannot particularly expresse. his memory not serveing him soe to doe, but
saith hee did formerly knowe all theire howses and habitations and were all within
the said Citty And otherwise referring himselfe to his foregoeing deposition
hee saith hee cannot depose./