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moneth of August last past the said shipp the Saint John arrived safely
at Crosick aforesaid whence after their arrivall the Master thereof this
deponents precontest went to Nantes expressely (as hee then told this deponent) to
speake with one Mr Rozee a ffactor there, about the lading of the said shipp
with salt for the accompt of the said Owners and about 4. or 5. daies after the
said Master returned with order from the sayd Rozee to one Paul Maillard at
Croisick to putt the present lading of salt aboard the said shipp, which hee
accordingly did, videlicet foure and twenty moyes and a halfe for the accompt
of the said producents, and one moye and a hafle for the said Master
to be transported as aforesaid to Dunquirke in fflanders to which Port she
really and truely belongeth, and not to any Port or place in obedience to
the States generall of the United Netherlands, The premisses hee knoweth
being as aforesaid an inhabitant of Dunquirke, and boateswaine of and
aboard the said shipp during the whole Voyage in question, and being as
aforesaid exoressely hired by his precontest for a voyage to Dunquirke, and
having himselfe a hogshead of brandewine aboard the said shipp, which hee
intended to have sold at Dunquerke for the support of his wife and family
residing there, And otherwise cannot depose/

To the 5. 6. 7. and 8th and schedules therein respectively mentioned and
annexed hee saith, That hee well knoweth the usuall seale of the Port
of Ostend which is imprinted upon the schedule mentioned in the 6th article
of the said Allegation, and beleeveth the said schedule to be the Seabrief granted by the
Magistrates there unto this deponents precontest, who is there a Burgher
And saith That a little before their coming from Crooisick, there being then
a ffrenchman of warr of 6. gunns lyeing thereabouts, this deponents precontest
said to this deponent that he had procured some papers to secure his said ship
and lading from the said ffrench man of warr, and saith hee beleeveth it is usuall in such
Cases for fflandrian shipps to procure colourable letters, they being otherwise liable
to be taken and confiscate by the ffrench, with whom they are at enmity
And otherwise cannot depose:-/

To the 9th hee saith, That the Master of the said shipp at the lading of the said
salt at Crosick told this deponent that the same was so laden and received
aboard for and upon the accompt and adventure of the said producents saving
one moy and a halfe which was for himselfe. And otherwise referring himselfe
to his foregoing deposition. And further cannot depose:-/

To the 10th hee saith, That the said Vessell the Saint John being in her Course
from Croisick towards Dunquerke was mett withall surprized and taken
by Captaine Henry Greene and Companie, and was by them brought to the port of
Cowes in the Isle of Wight, which hee knoweth being taken in and aboard the
said shipp, and saith that this deponent being kept prisoner aboard the said Greenes
man of warr, saw one hawser a small anchor two peeces of ordnance
with a quantity of gunpowder, three musketts and bandeliers belonging to the
said hsipp the Saint John brought aboard the said man of warr, and hath since
credibly heard that the said shipp hath been plundered of a great quantity
of her lading her sailes and other things belonging to the Master and Company