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The 8th of December 1653.

The claime of Hendrick Bremer and}
Martin Rademaker for the goods in the}
White Swann, Walter Johnson master}

Examined upon the allegation on the behalfe of
the said claimers


Walter Johnson of Lubeck Mariner master of
the said shipp the White Swann aged 44 yeares
or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To teh first article of the said alleagtion hee saith and deposeth that hee
well knoweth the producents Hendrick Bremer and Martin Rademaker
and hath soe donne for theise twenty yeeres last past and upwards
and saith that in the Moneth of June last past they tooke the shipp
the White Swann arlate by freight of this deponent and company
owners thereof at Lubeck to goe thence to Riga in the East Countrey
to lade clapboards and other goods to be carried thence to Rochell
fframce for their accompt there to be sold and for their use and profit,a nd
to relade wines and salt and bringe the same to Lubeck for the accompt
aforesaid, and for the buying and providing the said lading at Riga
the said Hendrick Bremer and Martin Reade did at Lubeck deliver
unto this deponent master of the said shipp each three hundred
Rex dollars, which hee carried in the said shipp to Riga and therewith
in or about the moneth of July last bought the said lading, being
96 shocks of clapboard and sixteene shipp pounds of flax, and
laded the same aboard the said shipp in order to and persuance of
the said affreightment and departed therewith for Rochell, and that
the same were aboard at the time of the seizure of the said shipp
by Captaine Goddens. And saith that the said Hendrick
Bremer and Martin Roade were and are the true and sole owners
of the said goods and were and are Inhabitants of the towne of Lubeck
and subiects of that free State. All which hee knoweth to be true
because hee is and was master and privie and partie to all the
premisses. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the crosse Interrogatories.

Smith dt.

To the first hee saith that hee hath noe share or interest in the foresayd
lading, but hath 4 shocks of clapboard or wood aboard for his owne
accompt apart, and saith that noe hollander or other subiect of
the States of the United Netherlands have any part or interest therein
neither hath any subiect of the ffrench king any interest therein,
And otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition.

To the second hee saith that the said shipp and goods were about
twelve weekes at Ostendbefore shee was taken by the sauud [?GallXXX]
and saith that [?Lowe] [?Lit] a merchant of Dunquerke and correspondent
of the said producentrs fournished this deponent with some moneyes
as hee had made of while hee was at Ostend, and that by order
of the said Martin Roade maker who wrote to him to [?XXX]
the said Roade maker having newes by the post of the said shipp
being then before this deponent come thither, for hee saith
that comming from Riga for ffrance hee came into the English
fleete, and ws brought aboard Generall Monck, and the
fight with the dutch soone ensuing, this deponent had
noe time to come on aboard his owne shipp which was forced away
with a storme and was carried to Ostend, and afterwards this deponent being [?sett]
ashore in England went over there to her.

To the third hee saith that hee received letters from the said <arin
Rode maker to hasten his voyage for ffrance, and otherwise cannot [?depose]