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Saint John in the moneth of October 1652. alast past, and sayld thence to
Roane upon a merchandizing Voyage, and hath for 18 yeares used to saile
thither, and never was in any other Port att ffrance save onely once at Calles


To the 13. hee saith his said sgipps lading consisteth in brandewine peece goods
and Vinegar, and that hee hath for his owne accompt aboard the same 37
hogsheads of Vinegar 480 bundles of dying stuff 53 grosse of Cards. 350 reames
of paper and 140. reames of paper in a baile, 40. dozen of earthn ware and
16. pair of stockins. And doeth not know nor beleeve that any part of
his said shipps lading was or is for the accompt of any french or dutch
subjects of the King of ffrance or States of the United Netherlands

To the 14. negatively to every part thereof./


The 23.th day of december 1653:-/ [CENTRE HEADING]

The keeper of the Libertie of England et cetera}
against the shipp the Saint John Baptist (Brother}
Baxon Master) seized by certaine shipps}
in the service of this Commonwaelth Budd}

Examined upon Interrogatories on the behalfe of this

Brother Baxon of Stockholme in Sweden
Mariner Master of the said shipp the Saint John Baptist
aged 37. yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined
saith as followeth videlicet.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith, That hee was Master of and aboard the said
shipp at the time of her late seizure by the shipp the Hector and one other and se
hee had bin for about 5. moneths last past and came first aboard her at
Blackwall in the river of Thames And further deposeth not./

To the second hee saith, That Mr Lucas Lucie a Merchant living here in London was
and is the sole Owner of the said shipp and of her tackle apparrell and furniture

To the third hee saith, That the said Mr Lucas Lucie bought the said shipp of
the Officers of the prize Office London about 5. moneths since and this deponent
helped to carry the monies from Mr Lucies house to pay for the said shipp
and that the same was so paid by one Mr Abraham servant to the said Mr
Lucas Lucie in this deponents presence./ And otherwise cannot depose./

To the 4.th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition And otherwise cannot
depose, saving hee was constituted Master of the said shipp by Mr Lucas Lucie aforesaid

To the 5.th hee saith, the said shipp hath formerly within the time interrate
belonged to some Port of Holland, and being taken by some of the shipps of
this Commonwealth was condemned for Prize and sold as aforesaid. And
otherwise cannot depose, saving his foregoing deposition, and saving, that before her