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The 22th of November [?1653]

The keepers of the libertie of England by}
authoritie of Parliament, against the shipp the}
Liesde alias the Love, Goodman Lawson master}

Examined upon the Interrogatories ministred
on the behalfe of the State

Rowe dt.

Hance Johnson of Copenhaven Mariner
aged 46 yeares or thereabouts sworne [?in ?this]
Court as by the acts thereof, saith
and deposeth as followeth, videlicet

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee belonged to and was one of the company
of the said shipp the Liesde at the time of her seizure, namely
boatswaine of her, and hath served about foure yeeres in her and came
first aboard her at Copenhaven.

To the second hee saith there are sixteene owners or thereabouts of the
said shipp and that they live all in Copenhaven and were and are subiects
of the kinge of denmarke, and that hee remembreth the [?XXXXX] of
some of them, namely Nicholas Jastman, hance Juwolson, Hurian [?RXX]
and the said mastyer Goodman Lawson, and that the said Justman hath an
eighth part in the said shipp. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that the said Nicholas Jastman caused the said shipp to
be built at Copenhaven about 6 yeeres since at his owne chardges, and
since hee hath taken in the said other partneres, And otherwise hee cannot

To the 4th hee saith the said Goodman Lawson hath bin master of the said
shipp about five yeeres, and that a lubecker named Walber [?Bornhelt]
was master next before him, And otherwise hee cannot depose, saving
teh said Lawson tooke chardge of her at Copenhaven aforesaid, upon
his first comming to be master of her about 5 yeeres since.

To the 5th 6th 7 and 8th hee saith the said shipp proceeded from Copenhaven
about a weeke after Midsommer last and went for Island and
there tooke in her lading of stockfish and a little traine oile, and
was nowe returneing there with for Copenhaven when shee was seized.
And saith that the said fish and oile being about 140 lasts of fish, and about 5 lasts of
traine oile, were provided and laden by hendrick Johnson a [?sopracargo]
or merchant who went alonge with them in the said shipp, and that the
said goods were ldaen for the accompt of the Island Company of
Copenhaven, for when the said vessell was freighted by the said hendrick
Johnson, and that the said company were and are Inhabitants merchants
and others of Copenhaven, subiects of the kinge of denmarke, and
that the said fish and oile were bought upon truck for beere, brandywine
meale, linnen and woollen cloth and bread carried to Island
in the said vessell for the said companies accompt, And that the said hendrick
Johnson was and is alsoe a subiect of the said kinge and a merchant
dwelling in Copenhaven, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 9th hee saith hee this deponent was borne at Masterland [?XXX]
and hath dwelt about tenn yeares at Copenhaven, And saith hee had
1000 fish aboard for his owne accompt, which hee hopeth to have restored
And otherwise negatively.

To the 10th 11th, 12th 13 and 14 hee referreth himselfe to his
foregoeing deposition, and otherwise cannot depose.

To the 15th hee saith that the Company of the man of warr that made
the seizure tooke away and embeazeld out of and from the said shipp the
Liesde of the said goods that were in her hould eleaven barrells of [?traine ?oile]
and some fish, and all the fish betwixt decks being about 20 lasts
together with two cable towes and a [?purline],
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 16 and 17th hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.

To the 18th hee saith the said shipps company consisted of 12 eaters
all of Copenhaven aforesaid, and that the said master was borne at
[?Xrewne] in denmarke, and otherwise hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid