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The 17th of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

[?Riley] and company against the Lambe aforesaid}
Garret [?Xmondson] master.}

Examined upon the foresaid Interrogatories.




Stephen Peterson of Rotterdam Mariner one of the
company of the said shipp the Golden Lambe, aged
19 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first, 2, 3, 5. 5 and 6th Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee
well knoweth the said shipp the Golden Lambe and came first aboard her
at the Sound about five dayes before er seizure, and saith shee belongeth
to the port of Maseland Sluce in Holland in the dominion of the States of
the United Netherlands, and was and is as hee saith good prize to the
takers in regard of the present warrs, and saith her master and most of her
company were hollanders at the time of her seizure. but the names of her
owners hee knoweth not, but hath heard that they are hollanders and
subiects of the States f the United Netherlands, and saith shee was in
ballast when shee was taken bound for Norway, and was to retourne
for Maseland Sluce to finish her voyage. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 7 and eighth , 9 and 10th hee saith hee was never in ffrance and was hired
after 16 gilders per moneth for this voyage, which the said skipper was to
pay him, upon the shipps retourne to Maseland Sluce,
and then shee sailed under the holland flagge and was taken neare
Skaga by Captaine Welch, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Steven Pijeterse [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the foresaid Interrogatories.


Corneluis Garrets of hamborough Sailor one of the company
of the said shipp the Golden Lambe', aged 54 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. and 6 hee saith that the said shipp the Golden
Lambe belongeth to the port of Maseland Sluce in holland, and that her
owners are all hollanders, subiects of the States of the United Netherlands
and dwellers in Maseland Sluce, which hee knoweth being one of
her company and having belonged three monethes unto her and made one
voyage with her to Norwary and back to Maseland Sluce before this, and
nowe being upon the second voyage to fetch firewood to bee
brought for Maseland Sluce shee was taken by Captaine Welch
and saith that one ffrancis [?dyning] is one of her owners, and the master
Garret Simondson ffisher as hee beleeveth hath a part therein, and
that this deponent was hired for [?18] gilders per moneth and to bee
paid upon retourne to Maseland Sluce where the voyage was to end
And saith the said master liveth in Maseland but was borne in the East
Land, and that two or three of the company are hollanders
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 7. 8. 9 and 10th hee saith they had the holland flagge aboard
when they were taken, and was taken on the high sea, and otherwise
hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and saith the said shipp
was as the master said freighted by the East India company of Amsterdam
to carry letters into the sound, and thence they were to goe for Norway to
fetch firewood or els retourne [?next] way home

bij Cooraellyss garreyts [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated with his precontest before doctor
Clerke and doctor Godolphin.