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The 14th of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of Pallache}
touching his jewells}
seized in the Elias}


jius. 2.us

Samuel Pallache otherwise Jacob Carlos of Hamborough
Merchant, aged 36 yeares or thereabouts and John Hendrickson
of Hasselm in Westfalia Shoomaker aged 17 yeares
or thereabouts, sworne in Court before the Judges of the
High Court of the Admiraltie say and depose by certue
of their oathes as followeth.

And first the said Samuel Pallache otherwise Jacob Carlos saith and
deposeth that hee came passinger from Hamborough in the shipp named
the Prophet Elias of that place (Simon Cornelis Prophet master)
bound for Rochell in ffrance, which said shipp comming in her course in the
Channell betwixt England and ffrance off Callice was met with and
seized by the Elizabeth frigat about a fortnight since and brought into
the River of Thames, And that hee this deponent brought along with
him from Hamborough in the said shipp Elias and had in his custodie aboard her
in his trunck at such time as the Elizabeth frigot came up with her
a wooden box gilded on the out side with gold of about halfe a foote longe
and about a quarter of a foote broade, and in the same box had another
of about a quarter of a foote longe alsoe gilded on the outside, and that
in the said boxes hee had severall Jewells
and precious stones of valew, namely in the said outer box three diamond
Rings, the diamond of one of which rings was of the weight
of eleaven graines and a halfe, the diamond of another of eight graines
and a halfe weight, and that of the third of the weight of six grains
and a quarterne, and a golden bodkin with a pearle in the [?greete] and thereof
two bracelets of pearle containing five hundred pearles, each pearle of a
graine and a halfe weight, two bracelets of gold the weight whereof
hee knoweth not, the figure of a parrot of gold set all over the bodie
with emeralds, and having a small chaine of gold fastned to the head
and taile, and a pearle in the middle of the said chaine. A figure
of a Camell of gold set alonge on the back with Mother of pearle
a hat band in gold in severall peeces, A little looking glasse having the
frame in fashion of a booke to shutt, in silver, and two redd stones
each of the bignesse of a small nutt peirced, and some other small things
of silver whereof hee remembreth not the particulars. And that in the said
inner box hee had five gold rings, each with a rubie therein, and a
sixth ringe of gold with the picture of Lewis the 13th late kinge of ffrance
therein appearing through a christall, and doth not remember the
other particulars, saving that in the said outer box there was the picture of
this deponents mother in a copper plate, and that on the said outer box
there was a key whereof hee hath the key in his custodie, and the inner
box had noe lock. And further deposeth that when the said shipp was
boarded and taken by the Captaine and companie of the Elizabeth frigot
namely two daies after the said seizure hee this deponent tooke the said
boxes with the said iewells and particulars therein and caused his contest and
servant John Hendrickson to sewe the same with some papers into
a peece of canvas and then delivered the same to the Gunner of the said
shipp the Elias to be by him laid up and [?preserved] for this deponent who
feared that the souldiers or mariners of the Elizabeth might breake up his
trunck and take the same away, and sawe the said Gunner hide the same in
the powder under the greate cabbin, and after that hee was sett
ashore in the Downes, leaving the said boxes and Jewells aboard i the
gunners custodie in the said powder. And the said John Hendrickson
deposeth hee tooke a box of about halfe a foote longe of his said
contest and master Samuel Pallache otherwise Jacob Carlos, and by his order
and in his presence sewed the same with some papers into a canvas case, and
sawe his said master deliver the same to the Gunner of the said shipp to [?XX]
said up for him and further sawe the said Gunner open the [?skull] of the greate