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The 11th of November 1653.

The claime of the said Swebeck and others}
in the Golden Sunne}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.

See the first in AAA


Allard Edzerts of Bremes Merchant aged
35 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined

To the first and second articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that hee
well knoweth the shipp the Golden Sunne arlate and hath soe donne
ever since shee was built and knew her before shee was finished and while shee
was upon the stocks in building, which her building happened at Bremes almost
nine yeares since, and saith there was another master put first into her after her
building, and for eight yeares last past or thereabouts the arlate Hendrick Punt
hath bin master of the said vessell of this deponents sight and knowledge
and was constituted master by her owners, namely Hendrick Swerbeck, Matthias
Simonds, William Hubeks, Hendrick [?Mezer], John Cuyper, Arent van
[?Buren], and Harman Jacobs, who with the said Hendrick Punt have for the said
eight yeares or thereabouts bin and are owners of her and of her tackle
and furniture and for such commonly accompted, saving that the said Matthias
Simonds as hee taketh it, came in to be an owner since the rest, namely about
foure yeares since, and saith the said owners were and are Inhabitants of
Breeme and subiects of that free citie and State and for such commonly
accompted, which hee deposeth being alsoe a burgher and a merchant
there and there borne and having lived there all his time, and being by
that meanes well acquainted with the said owners and such their proprietie
and having often seene them sett her out to sea and fit and furnish her as the
owners of the said vessell. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Upon the rest not examined by direction of the producent, not being on the voyage.

To the Interrogatories.

To the first hee saith

To the seecond ee saith

To the third hee saith

To the 4. 5. 6 and 7th hee cannot further depose than as aforesaid, not being on the
said voyage nor knowing ought thereof.

Alerdt Edzerts [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated in Court before the three Judges.


The 12th day of November 1653.

Examined upon the sayd allegation


Hendrick Punt of Bremen mariner master
of the sayd shipp the Golden Sunn aged 34 yeares or
thereabouts a witnes sworne and examined deposeth
and saith as followeth.

To the first article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the arlate
shipp the Golden Sunn whereof this deponent for 7 yeares now past
hath bene master was built att Bremen in the yeare 1645. of the [?XXX]
knowledge and sight of this deponent. And for a shipp so built the
sayd Golden Sunn hath bene from tyme to tyme from the first building
thereof commonly accounted reputed and taken And otherwise cannot depose.