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of the sayd seizure And otherwise hee cannot depose saving as

To the 20th and 21th hee saith it is prohibited and unlawfull to export
money or plate from Spaine without Licence or Entrie, and in case
of ladeing it without Licence, (if it happen to be taken by the Kings Officers)
it is confiscate and otherwise hee cannot depose./

Johem [?Wettengrave] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated in both causes before Doctor Clerke and Mr Cock.


The tenth day of October .1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of the Keepers of the Libertie of England}
by Authority of Parliament against the Shipp the}
Gideon whereof Gerdt ffulcus is master taken and}
seized by certaine shipps of the ffleet of this}
Commonwealth. Bud}

Rowe dt.

Hans Beritson of Lubeck mariner Carpenter
of the sayd shipp Gideon aged two and thirty
yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
examined deposeth and saith as followeth videlicet.

To the .1. Interrogatorye he saith he was and is Carpenter of the sauyd shipp and was aboard
her att the tyme of seizure and hath belonged to her five weekes and came
first aboard her att Hamburgh.

To the 2. he saith he cannot depose.

To the .3. he saith he cannot depose

To the .4. he saith Gerdt ffulcus is the master of the sayd shipp, and so hath bene
for about eight yeares, and tooke first Charge thereof att Lubeck as hee
hath heard, and otherwise cannot depose.

To the .5. he saith the sayd shipp began her outward voyage as hhe hath heard
from Lubeck to Bergen in Norway and from thence came to Hamburgh, and
from thence was bound to Nantes in ffrance, and saith she never
was in Amsterdam or any port of the united Provinces since this deponent
belonged to her.

To the 6. 7. and 8th he saith the sayd shipp is in her ballast onely hath about
100 empty casks putt aboard her by the ffreighters att Hamburgh.

To the .9. he saith he was borne at Banborgh in Swethland and is an Inhabitant
of Lubeck and otherwise negatively.

To the 10. 11. 12. he refers himself to his foregoeing depositions and otherwise
cannot depose.

To the 13. he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.

To the 14. 15. 16. 17. he saith the shipp is in her ballast and cannot depose
otherwise than as aforesayd.

To the 18. he saith that there belonged to the sayd shipp att the tyme of seizure
nyne men and 2 boyes, and are all Easterlings, and the skipper or Master
is of Lubeck, and otherwise cannot answer saving his foregoeing depositions.

To the 19. he referrs himselfe to his foregoeing depositions and otherwise cannot

To the 20. and 21. he saith there was not any colours aboard but the Lubecks onely
and otherwise cannot depose.

To the 22. he saith there was onely one Master aboard the sayd shipp, and his
name is Gerds ffulcus and is a subiect of the ffree state of Lubeck.

To the 23. he saith the sayd shipp came last from Hamburgh, and saith this deponent
and shipps Company in their Course from Hamburgh saw off of the forelandt
att a good distance 2 shipps which they tooke to be private men of warr
of Holland and otherwise negatively