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The 8th of 8ber 1653.

The claime of the Widowe and heires of George da Ettonheard}
for their moneys in the Morning Starr. Michael van Lubkin}
Master. Smith. Budd.}

Examined upon the allegation
on th ebehalfe of the said


Lucas Wrede of hamborough Mariner
Stiersman of the said shipp the Morning Starr
aged 52 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first and second articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that
in the monethes of January last or thereabouts there were in the bay of Cadiz
laden and put aboard the shipp the Morning Starr arlate Michael van Lubkin
master to be transported to dunquirke or Ostend eight cases or chests of silver


marked as in the margin, in the name and as for the use and accompt of
the said widowe and heires of the said George de Ettenheard, who were at the
time of the said lading and are commonly accompted the true and lawfull owners
and proprietors thereof; which hee knoweth being one of the said shipps company
and seeing the said chests or cases brought aboard on a barque from Sevill, the
master of which barque brought alonge with him a disparris or license for the
lading thereof and showed the same. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third article hee saith that upon the said lading the said Michael Van Lubkin
signed bills of lading for the said silver aboard the said shipp of this deponents
sight and knowledge, referring himselfe to the said bills, And otherwise hee
cannot depose, saving that the three bills left to be showne unto him, hee saith
were and are three of the said bills, and subscribed by the said master the time and
place aforesaid.

To the fourth hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee saith that after the said lading of the said eight cases of silver the
said shipp departed from Cadiz for dunquirke or Ostend, and in her course thitherwards
was seized by some of the Parliaments shipps, the which time of seizure the said
silver was aboard her, which hee knoweth being aboard and seeing the said seizure
soe made, and the said shipp and silver thereupon came to the possession of the
Captaines that made the said seizure

To the 6th hee saith that the said widowe and heires were and are commonly
accompted Spaniards, Inhabitants of Madrid, subiects of the kinge of Spaine
and such as have and enioy his office of the Crusado, and doe upon occasion
furnish him with greate summes of money for his affaires of State in fflanders
and for their use and service (as the barkere said) the said eight
chests or cases were brought aboard, and laden. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 6th (sic) hee saith that in all probabilitie and as the designe and intention of
the master and company were, the said shipp should and had gonne and delivered
the said silver according to the said bills at dunquirke or Ostend in case shee had
not bin soe surprized and interupted.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee hath served in and belonged to the said shipp for theise
foure yeares last and upwards, and came first aboard her at hamburgh, and
otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

To the second and third hee saith, hee knoweth the said widowe and heires nor their
factor interrogated, and otherwise saving his foregoing deposition hee cannot depose
saving the said silver was laden in the day time, and received by the master
or in his presence.

To the fourth hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition and to the said bills, and
otherwise cannot depose.

To the fifth and 6 hee saith the master aforesaid tooke notice in writing of the
said lading, which writing hee beleeveth agreeth with the said bills, And otherwise
hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the 7th hee cannot depose saving as aaforesaid.

To the 8th negatively.