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The third of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

Chelston and company Imployers of the}
Prosoperous against the Liesde Arian}
Johnson master. Smith}

John Johnson of Gracht in Holland
Mariner late boateswaine of the said vessell
or Busse the Liesda aged 34 yeares or
thereabouts sworne in Court as in the Acts
thereof, and examined upon certaine Interrogatories
ministred on the behalfe of the said Chelston
and company saith as followeth

To the first 2 and 3 Interrogatories hee saith that william Claeson, Peter Johnson and Arian Paulsone
and others all hollanders and dwellers in the Gracht and thereabouts in holland
and subiects of the States of the united Netherland Provinces were and are owners
of the said herring busse and of the herrings aboard her at the time of
her seizure being 21 lasts and 6 tonnes or thereabouts of herrings, whereiwth
shee was sailing for Euchusen in holland there to dischardge, and sailed
out from Edam in holland about 3 monethes since, and that the said herrings were
taken somwhat to the Southward of Burckanesse.

To the fourth and fifth hee saith that there were some papers aboard which
were taken by Captaine Swaine, and that hee knoweth not of any papers
throwne over board or burned or otherwise made away. And that the said
Captaine [?Swanie] tooke the said busse and lading in her homewards course upon
the coast of holland on the high sea about a moneth since, And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

[MARKE] The marke of John Johnson [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the said Interrogatories.


Simon Johnson of the Gracht in Holland Mariner
aged 32 yeares or thereabouts, sworne alsoe as in the
acts of Court saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee was
one of the company of the said busse the liesde of the Gracht at the time of her seizure
by Captaine [?Swaine] and company in the Prosperous which seizure was made
and donne about a moneth since on the hollands coast, at which time shee
had aboard 21 lasts and 6 tonns of herrings whereiwth shee was sailing for
Euchusen the place of her dischardge, and saith that Arian Poulson Peter
Johnson and William Claeson and others all hollanders and Inhabitants in
the Gracht and therabouts in holland and subiects of the States of the
United Netherlands were and are owners of the said busse and lading of herrings
which hee knoweth being one of her company and sailing out in her from
Edam about three monethes since on a fishing voyage for herrings, on which
imployment shee was set out by her said owners.

To the fourth and last hee saith hee knoweth not of any papers whatsoever
torne, throwne over board or otherwise made away or concealed. And
otherwise saving his foregoing deposition hee cannot depose

symon ijansen [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated in Court with his precontest before
the three Judges.