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well saw and observed that they made their Course homeward
by the North of Ireland and that they had not come through
the Channell, and saith the sayd ffleet did consist of about
four sayle and were assaulted by this deponent but escaped him
And he saith he knoweth the arlate place called the Holy Goland
and knoweth It is quite out of the way from Greenland to ffrance
especially to the Port of Rochell and other ports adioyning, and
he never kew or heard that any ffrench shipps came that way
from Greenland to ffrance, but hath often heard and severall tymes
seen and observed the Contrary videlicet that they have made the
Northerne Course as aforesayd. And saith that the Holy Goland neere
whereto, as is sayd the Lowisa was seized, was and is in the direct
way from Greenland to the Textell and Coast of Holland, and not
farr from thence, which he knoweth having severall tymes
bene att Greenland and being well acquainted with the Coasts of
Holland, and the passage from Greenland to those parts. And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the 6th 7. and 8.th articles of the sayd allegation Hee saith he knoweth notthing

To the Crosse Interrogatories

To the first he saith Mr Budd did on the behalfe of the Commonwealth
produce this Rendent as a witnes in this cause, which he saith noe
way concernes him. and further he cannot depose saving that he
did not belong to any shipp whereby the Lewis or Hunter or eyther
of them were seized.

To the second he esaith being produced as a witnes and sworne he
hath declared the truth so farr as he knowes. and otherwise cannot



The fourth day of Noevember 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The Clayme of fferdinando Numez et cetera}
for his woolls in the Saint George.}

Examined upon the sayd allegation


Antonio da Ponte of Tenariffa merchant aged
28 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
that the arlate fferdinando Numez a merchant of Sevil in Spayne
whom this deponent hath well knowne for about 8 yeares now past
in the monthes of July August September and October 1652 was and
att this present is and ought to be the lawfull Owner of the arlate .46.
baggs of Lambes wooll foale and unwasht of the first marke


in the margent, and of one hundred and ten sackes more of
washed woolls of the second marke in the margent, and so


accounted, and that he did cause the same to be laden aboard the
sayd shipp Saint George John Martin's Master riding att an anchor
neere Cadiz in the said moneth of July to be in the sayd