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[ADD DATA]To the 19th hee saith the said shipp was to dischardge at Copenhagen aforesaid.

To the 20th hee cannot depose.

To the 21th hee answereth negatively.

To the 22th hee saith there was noe other master but the sayd lawson.

The marke of

HIS hance Johnson [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The same day.

Examined upon the foresaid Interrogatories.


Laurence Albertson of Elsanore Mariner, aged 30 yeares
or thereabouts, sworne and examined

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that hee was shipped aboard the said shipp
at Copenhaven about three dayes after Whitsuntide last to goe the voyage
in question, and ever since hee hath served in her as one of her fore mast men
and was aboard at the time of her seizure.

To the rest of the Interrogatories hee saith that the said shipp laden with meale,
bread, beere, linnen cloth and other goods proper for the Island voyage, departed
from Copenhagen on or about the 30th of June last bound for Island to lade
fish for the service and accompt of the Island company of Copenhagen
burghers of that towne and subiects of the kinge of denmarke, and
accordingly went and tooke in her lading of Stockfish and about foure
or five lasts of traine oile at Island in the moneth of August last,
and retourned thence with the same for Copenhagen for
the accompt of the aid Island company, and comming under Jutland
in their homewards course the said shipp and goods in the moneth of October
last were seized by the Catherin frigot, and saith the said shipp was
to dischardge at Copenhagen aforesaid, and saith that the owners of the
said shipp as hee hath heard dwell in Copenhagen, one whereof named
Nicholas hee well knoweth, And that the said owners were and are
all accompted Burghers of Copenhaven and subiects of the said
kinge of denmarke, and that this deponent is alsoe one of his subiects,
as likewise the master of the said shipp Godman Lawson, and the
sopra cargo hendrick johnson who went alonge and laded the said fish
and ole., And saith the said takers have taken all the fish that was
betwixt decks, and much of the shipps furniture, All which
hee knoweth being one of the said shipps company and going the
said voyage and seeing the said seizure soe made



The 22th of November 1653:-

On the behalfe of James}
[?Johnson] touching the}


James ffordham of London Mariner aged 40 yeares or
thereabouts, master of the good shipp the Sarah of London
Cobham Doves of Dover Mariner aged 44 yeares or
thereabouts, and John Quin of Dover Mariner aged 36
yeares or thereabouts, sworne before the right Worshipfull William
Clarke and John Godolphin doctors of lawes and Charles
George Cock Esquire Judges of the High Court of Admiraltie
say and deposeth by vertue of their oathes as followeth.

And first the said James ffordham and Cobam doves doe say and depose
that about 6 weekes since the said shipp the Sarah departed from Roane in ffrance laden
with diverse goods for this port of London, and that after shee had bin
about five dayes at sea comming off [?Binchington] shee was overtaken
by a greate storme and stresse of weather which continued the space of
five or sixe dayes, and the said shipp having gained Margaret Toade