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The 12th of december 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

Mr Alderman ffrederick}
touching goods exported from}
the East countrey}

John ffrederick Alderman of the citie of London
sworne before the right worshipfull William Clerke and
John Godolphin doctors of lawes
Judges of the high Court of the Admiraltie, saith and
deposeth by vertue of his oath.

That a certaine shipp of the burthen of 100 lasts or thereabouts
Whereof Joachim Beck is master, laden with iron, cordage, hemp
cable yarene, deales, sparrs and tarr is bound from Hamburgh for
Dartmouth and that the said goods are for the proper account of this deponent and company one third
John Lowering of Weare in Devonshire one third; and that for feare of the
Dutch or ffrench man of warr, the bills of lading and letters of
consignment that foe with the shipp are (as hee is advised by letters
from their factor at hamborough ) and as hee verily beleeveth)
made as consigned to Bourdeaux to Mr John van Poulle for account
of George Roze[?e] of Nants, whereas in truth and realitie the ssaid
goods were bought with the proper effects of this deponent and of the
said John Lowering and Laurence Wheeler and company remayning
at hamburgh in the hands of their factor there, and that noe
subiect of the States of the United Netherlands or of the ffrench king
hath any interest therein, but the said shipp was to
goe and dischardge at Dartmouth for the accompt aforesaid.

John frederick [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

And on the third of January 1653 the said Mr Alderman ffrederick againe
appeared and and averred that by further advise from the said factor hee is informed
that the said consignment and dispatches for the said shipp and goods are now made
for Rochell per forma, namely consigned thither to [?Auger da Chaim] for account of the said [?Rozge]


The 15th of december 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

Chilston against the Greate Christofer}
and against John ffatzbergh and others.}

Examined upon the allegation on the behalfe of
the said ffaltzbergh and others given in
december 1653.



Joachim Wise of Stettin Carpenter of the said
shipp the greate Christofer aged 44 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and examined saith as followeth.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that [?XXX]
after the seizure of the said shipp the greate Christofer and her [?bringing]
to Blackwell about eleaven weekes aince, the Lieutenant
of the Prosperous and company sent for the Stiersman of the said shipp
the greate Christofer ashore at Blackwell, whom they beate and
abused (as the said stiersman said) and then sent him againe
aboard and caused this deponent to be brought ashore to them in a
victualling house, where the said Lieutenant dealt with him to say and
acknowledge that the said shipp and goods were bound for holland [?or]
ffrance, and proffered him money if hee would soe say, and saidthat
this deponents wife and children might live well of two hundred gilders
and soe much the said Lieutenant told this deponent that hee [?should]
have if hee would say that the said shipp and goods were bound for
holland or ffrance, and that noe body [?noe] [?not] the [?catt] that was taken in the [?XXXXX]
should knowe thereof, or to that effect, but this deponent [?XX]
it and told him (as the truth was) that the said shipp was bound for[?dunkerque]