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The seaventh day of October 1653.

The clayme of John Bodkin of Gallaway}
in Ireland for his moneyes and sylver laden on board}
the shipp the Saint Peter (whereof Cornelius Jacobson}
[GUTTER XXXX] was master) taken and surprized by the shipp}
the Handmaid whereof Charles Wills was then}
Captaine Smith ffrancklin}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of
the sayd John Bodkyn.


Thomas Martin of Gallaway in Ireland merchant aged
five and twenty yeares a witnes sworne and examined
deposeth and saith as followeth videlicet.

[ffrank?l] dt

To the first article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith and deposeth that
in the monethes of June and July 1653 and continually since the arlate
John Bodkin was and is the Lawfull Owner and proprietor of the arlate
five hundred peices of eight of Mexico and Sevill conteyned in two bag?s
marked and numbred as in the margent [IB n:° 3. 4.] and so accounted, which he knoweth
for that he saw a letter at Bilboa from the sayd Bodkin att Nantes
directed to ffrancis Bodkins att Bilboa, ordering him to procure the
like summe of moneyes, and this deponent knoweth that the sayd ffrancis
Bodkins bought and procured the same accordingly And this deponent
saw the sayd money and counted and assisted at the telling and
bagging up the same, and saw the same marked as aforesayd, and
afterwards saw bills of lading signed for the same for the sayd producent
Accompt. and othewise saving his following deposiccons cannot depose
and saving that the sayd moneyes are the proceed of the producents goods Tobacco and [?hides] as he beleiveth

To the second third and fourth articles of the sayd allegation and to the bill of
lading therein mentioned this deponent saith hee saw at Bilboa the sayd
ffrancis Bodkin deliver the sayd baggs of money marked as aforesayd
to Cornelius Jacobson [?Sept] master of the Saint Peter arlate and heard him
give directions to the sayd ?Sept to carry the same aboard the sayd shipp
for the Accompt of John Bodkin to be in the sayd shipp transported
from Bilboa where the sayd shipp then lay to Nantes in ffrance and there
to be delivered to the sayd John Bodkin or his assignes for his use and
Accompt, and the sayd deponent went to carry the same aboard accordingly
and this deponent did afterwards see the same aboard the sayd shipp
And saith that after the lading of the sayd moneyes videlicet upon or about
the 26th day of June 1653. last past this deponent at Bilboa saw the
arlate Cornelius Jacobson [?Sept] signe three bills of lading for the
same all of one tenor, and saith the bill of lading exhibited for the
same remaining in the Registry of this Court and now shewne to him
this Examinat was and is one of the sayd bills of lading for the sayd
500 peices of 8 which this deponent saw signed forthe same as aforesayd
And the contracts thereof he saith were and are true and reall and not
false or colourable, which he knoweth for the reasons aforesayd and
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the fifth sixth seventh and eighth articles of the sayd allegation this deponent
saith that the sayd ffrancis Bodkin is an Irishman and was at Bilboa
a merchant stranger and was and is the correspondent and factor of the