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The two and twentyeth day of August 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The Claime of Christian Aelst of Antwerpe}
and Jeronimo Brudgmans of Spaine for their}
moneyes in the shipp the Saint George whereof}
John Martins was Captaine, and in the}
Salvador whereof Christian Cloppenbergh}
is Captaine taken by some of the Parliaments}
shipps Smith.}

Examined upon an Allegation on behalfe
of the sayd Claymers.


Diego Maestre of Sevill in Spaine
merchant aged four and twenty yeares
or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
Examined deposeth and saith as followeth

To the first Article of the sayd Allegation This deponent saith and deposeth that
the arlate Christian Aelst merchant of Antwerpe in fflandersm and
Hjeronimo Brudgmans merchant of Seville in Spaine in the monethes
of August September October November and December last past 1652
were and att this present are and ought to be the true and lawfull Owners
and Proprietors in half or moietyes of all and singular the sylver
plate and moneys mentioned and expressed in the three bills of lading
to this allegation whereon he is examined, annexed and now shewne him
marked with the markes in the margents of the sayd Bills of ladings
expressed, and as such commonly accompted reputed and taken. The
premisses this deponent knoweth to be true for that being the servant of
the sayd Hjeronimo Brudgmans and attending hi and his affaires att
Cadiz about the tyme above deposed videlicet in July August and September 1652
knoweth that the sayd Hjeronimo Brudgmans bought and procured the
sayd silver and moneys arlate for himselfe and the sayd Christian Aelst
part thereof with the proceed of fine linnen and bone lace of fflanders
and for other part thereof Bills of exchange were drawne upon the
sayd Christian Aelst to be satisfyed att Antwerpe, this deponent seeing the
plate and moneyss bought, and the letters receyved from the sayd
Aelst ordering the buying of the same, and himselfe writing the
letters to the sayd Aelst wherein an Accompt of the whole busines to the
effect predeposed was given. And further he cannot depose.

To the second he saith that in the moneth of September 1652. the sayd Christian Aelst
and Jeronimo Brudgmans did cause to be laden att Cadiz aboard the shipp
the Saint George whereof John Martins dorp was master the arlate twelve