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And saith he doth not know nor hath heard that any of the sayd 4 persons
were or are factors or Agents dealing for Dutchmen subiects of the
States of the United Provinces or ffrenchmen subiects of the ffrench King
and otherwise saving his foregoeing depositions cannot depose, saving that
the sayd England hath resided in Bilboa about 4 yeares.

To the 15th he saith that the sayd shipp the Saint Peter immediately before
the seizure by the English was in the possession of Dutchmen subiects of
the States of the United Provinces, and saith tht amost of her Company
were as he beleiveth subiects of the sayd States, and saith the sayd shipp
was bound for Nantes in ffrance and thiher would have carryed all her
lading in case she had not bene seized by Captaine Wills as aforesayd And
otherwise cannot depose.

Top the .16. he saith he hath heard the aforesayd Daniel Arthur say that he
hath Order to clayme the moneyes in question for the producents, who as he
sayd sent the sayd Order out of ffrance. And otherwise negatively

To the 17th he saith the sayd Daniel Arthur is a native of Limmerick in Ireland
and so accounted, and was borne as this Rendent hath heard of English
Parents, and saith he was in ffrance about 5 or 6 yeares agoe to learne
the ffrench tongue, but when he came from thence or how long he did there
reside this Rendent knoweth not. and otherwise negatively saying that as
he hath heard the sayd Arthur hath lived in England about
a yeare and a halfe.

Thomas Martyn [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The seventh day of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The Clayme of Andrew Creach of Corke}
in Ireland and of Patrick Creagh of Limmerick in Ireland}
for their sylver in the Saint Peter whereof Cornelius Jacobson}
Seyl was master taken and surprized by the ship the}
Handmaid whereof Charles Wills was then Captaine}
Budd ffrancklyn}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of
the sayd Claymers.


Thomas Martin of Galloway in Ireland, merchant
aged 25 yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
examined deposeth and saith as followeth

To the first and second Articles of the sayd Allegation This deponent saith and
deposeth that being att Bilboa in Spaine in the month of June 1653 last
past the arlate David England then and there hold him that he had

[?] 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 [LH MARGIN]

[?X] 10. 11. 12 [LH MARGIN]

laden aboard the arlate shipp the Saint Peter then lying in the River of Bilboa
Cornelius Jacobson Stey being master of the sayd shipp, wight baggs of moneys
marked and numbred in the margent conteyning in all two thousand
two hundred forty eight currant peices of [?8/8] for the Accompt of the
arlate Andrew and [?ffrances CROSSED OUT] Creagh to be transported to Nantes in ffrance and there delivered to Patrick Rice for the sayd [?Creagh] for which moneys this deponent did
afterwards see bills of lading signed, for which reasons and the reasons
hereafter followeing he is well assured that the sayd Patrick and
Andrew Vreagh in June and July last past were and now are the Owners
and lawfull Proprietors of the sayd 2248 peices of eightes. And
otherwise saving his subsequent depositions he cannot depose

To the third fourth and fifth articles of the sayd allegation and to the bill of
lading to the same annexed he saith that on or about the 28th day of
June 1653 he saw the arlate Cornelius Jacobson Seyl signe three bills
of lading all of one tenor for the sayd 2248 peices of eight att Bilboa