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The 13th day of October 1653:-

Ryley and Company against the shipp the Golden}
Hawke Smith}

Examined upon Interrogatories in the preparatorie on the
behalfe of the parties ministrant


Claus Peterson of Pommerland in Holland
Mariner aged 39 yeares or therabouts, sworne
and examined saith as followeth videlicet:-

To the first hee saith hee knoweth the shipp the Golden Hawke, and
was one of the Common Seamen of her Companie, being received aboard her
at Vleckeren in Norway, And otherwise hee cannot depose, save hee hath
severall times heard the Master thereof say that shee belonged to Stockholme in
Sweden, and that her Owners were Swedes living at Stockholme./

To the second hee cannot depose, saving hee saw no moneys paid for the
said shipp or any part thereof./

To the third, hee saith That Dirrick Derrickson Master of the said shipp hath
formerly lived at Monickendam in Holland , and now is a Burgher of Stockholme
in Sweden as this deponent hath heard, and saith there were three Hollanders of the
sayd shipps Companie, the rest being Swedes as he beleeveth, and hee this deponent
is a Hollander as aforesaid/

To the 4th hee cannot otherwise depose, then he hath predeposed./

To the 5.th hee saith hee hath bin informed aboard the sayd shipp, that her lading
consisted in bulletts, iron and Copper laden and taken aboard her at Stockhome
and to be transported to Hamborough, And further hee cannot depose:-/

To the 6.th hee knoweth nothing thereof, saving hee saw no writings or papers
torne burnt throwne overboard or otherwise concealed; or imbeazeled:/

To the 7:th hee saith, hee hath been severall times in ffrance, and was at
Saint Martins neere Rochell about the beginning of August last, being master of
a Dutch shipp called the Waterdogge, which since hath bin cast away, and
this deponent and his shipps Companie gott aboard another Hollands shipp, wherein
they came to Vleeckeren in Norway aforesaid where hee this deponent and his
Stiersman were received aboard the said shipp the Hawke to goe for Hamburgh,
as the Master thereof then declared his designe and intention to bee. Amd
otherwise cannot depose:/

To the 8:th hee saith, hee this deponent was hired upon a Voage for Hamburgh
and was to be paid at Hamburgh for his paines, at the discretion of the said
Master or an different men. And further cannot depose:/

To the 9.th hee saith hee saw no other then two Swedish Colors aboard the
said shipp, and saith the said shipp was taken upon the open seas neare the
Riff towards the Coast of Jutland by one Captaine Welsh with a private man of
warr, and saith hee this deponent did not see any Commission the said Captaine had

To the 10.th hee knoweth nothing thereof.

Claus Päterß