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to be carried and there to be delivered for accompt of her said owners, And that in her
course therewith from Dantzike for Dunquike comming off the Texel shee was
on the seaven and twentieth of the said moneth of August met with and seized
by Captaine Lawson Admirall of the Blew Squadron for the English and by
sent up into the River of Thames, where her said lading was disposed of by
this deponent Jaspar ffisher. All which premisses touching the said proprietie
and other particulars they very well knowe, the said Jaspar ffisher having bin
Master and the said Swaine [?Bunnerson] Stiersman of the said vessell the ffishar
for theise fourteene yeeres last, and being aboard at the time of teh said seizure
and bringing up tinto the River of Thames.

Caspar fisher [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
[?Signum] [?L] Bundurson [MARKE, RH SIDE]


Th eighteenth day of October 1653

On the behalfe of Sam: Palache}
touching his Jewells seized in}
the Elias.}


John Chappell living within the Libertie of the Tower
of London Vintner aged five and forty yeares or
thereabouts sworne in Court before the Judges of
the High Court of Admiralty saith and deposeth as
followeth videlicet.

That upon Sunday last was sennight att night being the ninth day of
this present moneth of October the sayd shipp the Elias came upp to
Limehouse in the River of Thames, and this deponent being one of
the Wayters for the Customes did that night goe aboard her and att
his comeing aboard there found one Richardson or Jackson or some such like name who had attended
the sayd shipp as wayter from Deale Castle or some place thereabouts
whom this deponent discharged according to Custome. And moreover
saith that there was amongest other pesons then likewise on board the
sayd shipp one Alderman who att that tyme had the Command of the
sayd shipp. And saith that the sayd Alderman the same night in discourse
with this deponent told him that he had gound some writings aboard
the sayd shipp in the Gunnroome oor powder roome thereof which would as he sayd
make the sayd shipp Elias a prize being one of the shipps lately
surprized by the shipp the Elizabeth one of the frigots in the immediate
service of this Commonwealth And saith that the sayd Alderman
did then likewise acquaint this deponent that he had, or had seene
aboard the sayd shipp Elias;; a box wherein were as he sayd some
rich things, not specifying what to the best of this deponents
remembrance; And sayd that he the sayd Alderman would the next
morning carry the writings aforesayd to the Prize office, and
accordingly the next morning being Monday the 10th of October present
the sayd Alderman did take a boat and goe off towards London in
the same, and saith that he took something with him under his
Coat but what this deponent knoweth not. And saith that of this
deponents sight a young man a servant of the aforesayd Samuel
Palvache did attempte or endeavour to goe off in the sayd boat with
the sayd Alderman but the seamen aboard the Elias did not permitt
the sayd young man to goe with the sayd Alderman ashoare as he
desired and attempted to doe, but kept and deteyned him aboard the
sayd shipp Elias

John Chappell [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before the three Judges