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The 30th day of November 1653.

On the behalfe of the Keepers of the Liberty}
of England by Authority of Parliament}
against the shipp Patriarke Jacob whereof}
Claes Colbrandt is Master and the goods in}
her. Budd}

Examined upon Interrogatories on the behalfe
of the sayd Keepers of the Liberty of
England by Authority of Parliament

Rowe dt.

Claes Colbrandt of Hamburgh Mariner Master of
the sayd shipp the Patriark Jacob aged fifty yeares
or thereabouts a witnes sworne and examined deposeth
and saith as followeth. videlicet.

To the first Interrogatory this deponent saith that he was aboard the sayd shipp
att the tyme of her seizure, and was master of her and so hath bene
for theise five yeares last past and upwards, And saith he was borne att
Hamburgh under the Jurisdiction of the Lords the States there, and there
hath lived and kept his family theis ten yeares now past and upwards,
and came first there to dwell with his wife 25 yeares agoe, and
hath lived there bachiler and marryed man all his tyme. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the second Interrogatory This deponent saith that the sayd shipp att the tyme
of her being seized was bound for Hamburgh, and came last from the
Port of Cadiz in Spayne, and saith the sayd shipp being by a pasport or warrant from the honoroable the Counsell of State of this Commonwealth [?secure] [#}

[?arranged] in that behalfe
[?XXXXX] this deponent
[?XXX] his sayd shipp
[?XX] tyme of seizure
Claes Kolbarnt [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

began her outward or
last voyage to Cadiz from Haver de Grace in the moneth of May last past not for the accompt of her owners but being freighted by Monsieur
ffirminet of Roan in ffrance who laded aboard the sayd shipp 400
hundred packes of piece goods for which this deponent signed severall
bills of lading. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the third Interrogatory this deponent saith the goods carryed outwards
to Cadiz as aforesayd were 400. packes of peice goods or linnen Cloth but for whose Accompt the
same were hee knoweth not
and the sayd goods were consigned to Cadiz
to severall factors to whom this deponent delivered the same, but saith
he remembreth not the names of any of the sayd factors, and saith
the sayd shipp tooke in her sayd lading att Havre de Grace
in March last past, and sett sayle from thence in May
last past and from her such departure from Havre da Grace in the sayd month of May to this present tyme
hath bene onely att Cadiz and Plymouth where she now is and att now
other port. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the fourth Interrogatory this deponent saith that the sayd shipp belongeth to
Hamburgh as to her property her owners being all of them Inhabitants
of Hamburgh, but saith she begann not her outwards voyage from
Hamburgh nor ever was there, but hath for three yeares now last
past bene trading to and fro in the straits. And otherwise cannot

To the fifth Interrogatory This deponent saith that he this deponent by name Claes
Colbrandt is the present Master of the sayd shipp, and saith he was appoynted
Master of the sayd shipp about five yeares afoe att Hamburgh by
the present Owners thereof hereafter mentioned, and saith hee was the
first Master thereof. and hath two eighth parts and one sixteenth
part therein having bought the same, or payd for the same to the
timber masters who built the sayd shipp as hereafter is sett forth. And
otherwise saving his subsequent depositions he cannot depose.

To the sixth Interrogatory this deponent saith that the present Owners of the
sayd shipp were and are all of them Hamburghes and there now dwell
and have there lived all their tymes respectively being Natives of