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To the 12 he saith It is usuall for any shipp att sea being haled
by any other shipp that weares false Colours, and therby gives
suspition of being an enemy or pyrat to stand upon the [?defensive]
guard. And otherwise cannot depose.

To .13. he saith in case the sayd shipp be condemned for prize he
expecteth benefit thereby according to the quality he served in
in the Advantage frigot and according to the Lawes and ordinances
of parliament in that case made and appoynted. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

the marke of the + [MARKE] sayd Thomas Keyes [MARKE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before S:r Clarke


The fourth day of October 1653.

The Clayme of the Lord [?Roscea] Daniel Halfe Rider}
and others for the shipp the Saint John of which}
Jacob Great is master, and the tackle and furniture}
and other things lately seized in the same by a}
private Mann of Warr. Suckley}


Jacob Groat of Dantzijck in Poland mariner
master of the sayd shipp the Saint John aged eight
and thirty yeares or thereabouts. a witnes sworne
and examined deposeth and saith as followeth videlicet

To the first article of the sayd Allegation This deponent saith and deposeth that the arlate
Lord Rossea and others all Inhabitants of Dantzyck for these 9 yeares last
past or thereabouts have bene and att present are the true and lawfull owners
of the sayd shipp the Saint John her tackle and furniture and so accounted:-
And moreover saith the sayd shipp about nine yeares since was built
att Colburne in Pomer land, and hath for the sayd nyne yeares Last
past belonged to Dantzyck, the premisses this deponent knoweth having
lived in Dantzyck for and during all the sayd tyme., and is master
of the sayd shipp And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the second article of the sayd Allegation This deponent saith that on or about
the third day of October in the yeare 1652 the sayd shipp sett sayle
from Dantzyck and sayled to [?Rya] a place likewise in the East Countrye
and there tooke in a lading of hempe flax tarr Clap boards and other
like goods and in her Course for Callis whither she was bound was taken
and carryed to [?Amsterdam] by fourteene Men of Warr, and was was (sic)
there deteyned from about the beginning of December 1652 till
about the 15th day of Aprill 1653. Last past, upom pretence that she was
comeing for some port in the Commonwealth of England, And saith
that being att last released she went to Callis and there safely arrived
and delivered her ladeing, and that in her Course from [?Callis]
to Rochell there to take in a loadeing of salt was in her said Course mett
withall and taken by Captaine White a private man of warr. And
this deponent and his shipps Company did acquanint the sayd White and
Company that the sayd shipp the Saint John did belong to Dantzyck, and
shewed him his Seabreife whereby the same did and might clearly
appeare and saith that the premisses notwithstanding the sayd White
did and would bring in the shipp to Dover in or about the third day