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To the 14. he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.

To the 15. he saith, that himselfe and shipps Company being in all
24 persons were taken in and aboard the sayd shipp since her being bought
aforesayd and are all of them Spaniards the Pilot excepted who is a
Hamburghese, and further that neyther the sayd JohnBarens nor any of
his Company that formerly belonged to her were aboard her att the time
of seizure nor att any tyme during the sayd voyage in question, And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the .16 he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.

To the .17. he saith he hath heard the sayd John Barens is an Hollander
and of Amsterdam and further to this interrogatory cannot depose saving
he knoweth that the moneyes disbursed in furnishing out the sayd ship
was not upon bottomry or any other Insurance of repayment [?and ?is]
for the sole accompt of the foresayd owners which he knoweth being Captaine
of the sayd shipp and privy to the sayd disbursements.

To the .19. he saith he this deponent by himselfe and purser did firme
severall bills of lading for the sayd goods but how many remembreth
not. and saith of and for each distinct parcell of goods he firmed
three bills of lading all of one and the same tenor, one of ebery which
came into the possession of the seizers, and the same were so signed att [?BXX]
upon or about the dayes of dates thereof respectively in manner
as aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose.

Sam Delaplace [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]



The same day

Examined upon the sayd allegation./


Pedro de Ceballa of Bilboa in Spaine [?merchant]
aged 22 yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
examined deposeth and saith as followeth.

To the first second third and fourth 5. and 6th articles of the sayd allegation this deponent saith
that the arlate Thomas de Saracha Santa Columba and Company [?XXXX]
subiects of the King of Spaine from and ever since the 14th day of August
last past 1653. were and att present are the lawfull owners of the sayd [?shipp]
Nostra Seniora de Bigonna whereof his precontest Juan de [?SXXXXX] [?is ?XXX]
which shipp the foresayd owners on or about the sayd 14thd ay pof August last
of the arlate John Barents the then master and owner of her then [?XXX]
at Bilboa in Spaine and called by the name of the ffaithfull Souldier for the
sume of 13480 florins, which moneyes this deponent saw the sayd [?XXX]
de Columba at Bilboa about the tyme aforesayd in the howse of [?JXX]
Cooper there really pay and satisfy to the sayd John Barents in peeces
of 8/8 to witt six thousand and odd peices of 8/8 coyne of Mexico
Sevilia and Segovia, he this deponent being desired to neare
witnes of the sayd payment by the foresayd Thomasde Santa Columba
who was and is a familiar acquaintance of this deponent and [?XXX]
neere neighbors in Bilboa. and moreover saith that he saw [?him ?given]]
possession delivered of the sayd shipp by the sayd Barents to the sayd [?XXX]
for him and Company, and hath taken notice that they teh sayd [?XXX]
appoynted the sayd Captaine Swasse Comander of her and did [?fXXXX] [?XXXX]
out upon a voyage from Bilboa to Ostend, whether she os now bound.