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The 5th of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The claime of hendrick Garrard and others}
of Embden for the Golden Lyon of Embden}
John Arianson master. Suckley. Budd.}

Examined upon an allegation and schedule
on the behalfe of the said claimers.

dt van Santen

John Arianson of Embden Mariner master
of the said vessell aged 34 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and examined.

To the first and second articles oof the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knoweth the producents hendrick Garrard, John [?Budday],
Linders ffewen, derrick [?Budday] and company of Embden, and saith that
they all for theise twelve monethes last and some of them for severall
yeares last past have bin and at present are the true and lawfull owners
and propprietors of the said shipp the Golden Lyon and of her tackle and
furniture and are alsoe onwers of her lading of whale blubber and finnes, and for such commonly
accompted and reputed, which hee knoweth being master of her, and receiving
the said lading aboard for their accompt. And saith the said shipp was
built at Embden about tenn yeares since, of this deponentssight and
knowledge, and hath ever since belonged to that port, and this hee saith was
and is true publique and notorious. And further that the 16th
of Aprill last or thereabouts (old stile) the said shipp was set out
from Embden by the said owners being the Greenland company of Embden
to goe and saile to Greenland to catch whales, and retourne with the
effects of the fishing to Embden for the accompt and adventure of he
said Hendrick Garrard and company aforesaid. And that the said
shipp ariving un Greenland her company there fished and catched severall whales
and put and made up the whale blubber into severall caskes and with
the same and finnes was retourining to Embden , and in er course for
Embden was on or about the 25th of August last met with about [?ten]
leagues off the River of Embden by Captaine Brandley and others
in the service of this Commonwealth and seized and brought to Yarmouth
together with foure shallops belonging to the Golden Lyon worth thirtie
pounds sterling, and there detained the same to the greate preiudice of his
said owners, all which hee knoweth being master and then aboard her, and
that his company consisted of 30 persons besides himselfe. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the third article and schedule annexed hee saith and deposeth that
upon the said seizure this deponent told and acquainted the said Captaine
Brandley that the said shipp and goods were belonging to Embden and [?XXX]
him his seabriefe under the seale of Embden being the schedule annexed
the contents whereof hee saith were and are true, howbeit the said Captaine
Brandley would not dismisse them, but kept and detayned them not [?XXX]
the said seabrief.

To the Interrogatories.

To the first hee saith hee hath bin master of the said shipp about 6 [?weekes]
(this being his first voyage) and came first aboard her at Embden.

To the second hee saith hee hath knowne the said producents for theise 20 yeares
and upwards, and saith they are all Embdeners borne and there dwelling [?and]
subiects of the free state of Embden, and that the rest (besides those above
named) are hopman hendrick leerse, John Westerman, [?Goddard] [?BXXXX]
Jacob Alderson Brower, Nicholas Walters, doctor Newenburgh, [?TXXXX]
[?Regus], Mr Williams and some fewe others of that place whose names hee cannot
readily call to minde yet knoweth their persons well, and that the said owners
are all maried men, and houskeepers and Burgers of Embden, And
otherwise hee cannot depose, saving one dwells in the greate streete, another [?XXX]
delft, another in the Hewpen streete, on the [?butt] from another, another in the
dike street and the rest in other places of the towne.