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The 28th of October 1653.

The Black Cock}

Row dt

John Axon of Debtford in the County of Kent Mariner, and Enoch Peate
of London sonne of George Peate, waiters for the prize office aboard
the shipp the Black Cock sworne in Court the day aforesaid say
and depose by vertue of their oathes

That thus deponent John Axon went aboard the said shipp as a waiter the tenth
of September last and the said George Peate in the fourteenth of the same moneth
and Found some dutch men in her, but whether they were of her company or not
they knowe not, and that they found not nor sawe any papers taken in her, and
that shee is lying in Greenwich hole and the winter weather comming ona nd shee
having but one cable and a peece of one, it will be necessarie to hale her
ashore to prevent dammadge to her selfe and alsoe to other shipps, besides
a greate chardge to the state in paying waiters, and sea men, of whom there are
eight aboard in constant pay from the prize office at 2 s a day, besides custome
house waiters./



The 28th of October 1653.

The Church of Edam./

Rowe dt.

John Holwell of Clements Lane without Temple Barr a waiter
aboard the Church of Edam a prize taken by the shipps of this
Commonwealth, sworne in Court saith and deposeth by vertue
of his oath.

That hee went aboard the said shipp the two and twentieth of September last as
a waiter for the prize office and hath ever since waited aboard her and saith
shee is nowe lying in Bugsbies hole and very heavie laden, and ground two
foote every tide, wherby both shipp and lading will be in greate danger
unlesse shee be delivered, which deliverie would prevent the said dammadge
and save the state the chardge of 6 waiters and seamen, who are in constant
pay of the prize office at 2 s a day, besides Custom house waiters
and saith there were none of her company brought up in her, they being
(as hee understood) turned ashore at Harwich, and that the said ship is comonly
accompted to be belonging to Edam in Holland and was taken by the
Middleborough in the service of this Commonwealth.



The 29th of October 1653.

The Galliot hoy, alias the Hope}

Rowe dt

Henry Hastings of the parish of Saint John Zachary London
Goldsmith aged 48 yeares or thereabouts a waiter for the prize office aboard
the said shipp lying at Ratcliffe, sworne before
the right worshipfull William Clarke and John Godolphin doctors
of lawes and Charles George Cock Esquire Judges of the
High Court of the Admiraltie, saith and deposeth
by vertue of his oath.

That hee went aboard the said shipp as a waiter from the said office the 15th of
September last past shee then lying and still continueing neere [?stone] staires at
Ratcliffe and hath ever since bin a waiter aboard her, and saith that the said
vessell is laden with whale blubber and salt water brought from Greenland and
severall emptie caskes, and that there were two dutchmen in her when heesoe came aboard
her who said they did not belonge to her, and that there were none of her company
brought up nor any papers that hee knoweth of, and further that there is this deponent
and a seaman at 2 s a day constant pay by the prize office and a custome house waiter
and that the landing of the said lading would save these chardges/

Henry Hastings: [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]