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Commander and was and is the sole reputed Owner and Proprietor of the sayd
shipp the ffrancis her tackle and furniture, And saith that the sayd [?ffawther]
this deponent and Company of the sayd shipp the ffrancis did on or about the
sayd tyme upon the high and open seas and by vertue of the foresayd
Commission being then on board, take and seize a certaine shipp or vessell
belonging to fflushing in Zealand (whereof one Cornelius Berg[?haus]
was master) whom this deponent well knoweth to be an Inhabitant
of fflushing where he hath often seene him) of the burthen of sixty
tonnes or thereabouts. And moreover saith that the sayd ffawther
and shippes Company after seizure of the sayd prize were with their
sayd shipp ffrancis and the sayd Prize shipp by stresse of weather
forced into the Port of Ostend in fflanders, and there safely arrived
with both their sayd shipps, which he knoweth being master of the
Saint ffrancis and present aboard her the tyme aforesayd. And otherwise he
cannot depose.

To the third Article of the sayd allegation This deponent sayth that the sayd Captaine
ffawther after his arrivall att Ostend about the beginning oof July or
latter end of June was there seized upon by the Magistrates of Ostend
and kept and deteyned in prison for the space of 16. dayes or thereabouts
and the sayd two shipps were by the sayd Magistrates or their [?AXXXXX]
wreted out of his possession and the possession of this deponent and Company
and the sayd prize shipp of fflushing whereof the sayd Berghanaer] ws
Master was by the Court of Admiralty of Bridges in fflanders or some
other Court after some short tyme delivered or putt into the possession
of the sayd Berghenaer, and the sayd shipp the ffrancis is still kept
and detetyned att Ostend by the Magistrates thereof or other Officers of
the King of Spaine in fflanders, the premisses he knoweth being master
of the sayd shipp and comeing latelyfrom Ostend in fflanders [?where]
he saw the sayd shipps wrested and taken out of the sayd ffawthers hand[?s]
and the sayd ffauther imprisoned and the sayd prize released and shipp ffrancis
deteyned in manner predeposed. and otherwise cannot depose, saving
he saith that the sayd shipps were so taken from the sayd ffawther att[?Ostend]
by military power and Souldiers under the Commannd of some Magistrate
or Officer living att Ostend and by vertue of warrants and Order from
the Court of Admiralty of Bridges.

To the fourth Article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the foresayd
prize shipp or vessell whereof the sayd Cornelius Berghanaer was master [?was]
taken by the ffrancis as aforesayd att the tyme of her seizure att Ostend
by authority of the Admiralty of Bridges as aforesayd was with her [?tackle]
and apparrell and furniture of the cleare value of 200 li sterling and
somuch would have yeilded in ffanders England or elswhere and so much
this deponent would have given for her att that tyme. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the fifth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith It is notorious [?there]
is and for many yeares past hath bene and in June and July last past
was a firme longe peace and amity between the King of Spaine and
the Commonwealth of England and there respective subiects, and that it has
bene and is lawfull. for the subiects of the King of Spaine or Commonwealth