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The 26th day of May .1653. [CENTRE HEADING]


Examined upon the sayd Allegation.

Manuel Corea, of the Citty of Varinas in the
West Indies merchant of the age of four and thirty
yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne
and examined deposeth and saith as followeth

To the first and second Articles of the sayd Allegation he saith and deposeth that he this
deponent hath knowne the arlate Lewis Fernandez Angell an Inhabitant
of Caracas in the west Indies for these twelve years last past, and saith
that he knoweth and is fully perswaded in his conscience that the sayd
Lewis ffernandez was and is the true lawfull and only proprietor of the
thirteene barrs of sylver arlate marked with the three markes


in the margent, but how many barrs of each particular marke he saith
he cannot depose, and for such a lawfull owner was and is commonly
reputed. And he further saith and the reason of such his knowle[?ge]
is that he knoweth that the producent att Caracas aforsayd is and hath
bene accompted an able merchant att Caracas, and was on board the
shipp Sampson allegate when the sayd Lewis ffernandez brought
thirteen barrs of sylver marked as aforsayd and laded the same
in the shipp the Sampson aforsayd there being then one that came
on board with the producent whose name he saith he remembreth not
and the sayd barrs of sylver were so laded to be transported to Ostend
and there to be delivered to the party who laded the same, being as
this deponent saith, the producent who was to goe along therewith
to Ostend, and was accordingly imbarqued att Cadize. And otherwise
he cannot depose saving that he is verily perswaded that the sayd
barrs of sylver were for the proper Accompt, and were to have
been delivered in fflanders to and for the onely proper Accompt
of the sayd Lewis ffernandez Angell and saving that
sayd sylver was att Cadize aforesaid in the quiet possession of the producent

To the third and fourth articles of the sayd allegation this deponent saith
and deposeth that in the month of September 1652. but the particular
and certayne day he remembereth not, the arlate Lewis ffernandez
Angell and his precontest Don Antonio de Ponte and this deponent
and several other persons whose names he cannot call to mynd being
on board the sayd shipp Sampson, Pedro de Campo Purser of the
sayd shipp whom this deponent had knowne for some weekes before
firmed three bills of Lading all of one tenor for the arlate [?three]
barrs of sylver, whereof the bill of lading now showne to him [?this]
deponent att the tyme of his examination annexed to the sayd alleg[ation]
is one. And further saith that about the beginning of October next
following the sayd shipp Sampson having aboard her the sylver arlate
and the sayd Lader thereof the producent in Company of the shipp [?the]
Salvadore wherein this deponent came as a Passenger sett sayle a[nd]
departed from Cadize aforesayd, and about eight and twenty dayes [?after]
such their departure in their direct Course for Ostend were [?mett]
in the English Channell by a frigott of this Commonwealth [?and]
commannded them into the Downes where the ffleet of warr or a good part
thereof appertaining to this Commonwealth then lay. And he verily



Manuel Corea
Lewis ffernandez Angell
Don Antonio de Ponte

Pedro de Campo