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Silver .5.

The 19th of May 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The claime of Antonio Stephen}
da Bolderas of Madrid for his silver}
and woolls in the Saint George John}
Martens master, and in the Sampson}

Examined upon the allegation and
schedule on the behalfe of the
said claimer:



Thomas Sanchez de orisa Merchant borne at
Validolid in Spaine, and having his last habitation
at Lima in the kingdome of Peru where hee
dwelt about twelve yeares, aged 35 yeares or
thereabouts. sworne and examined.

To the first hee saith that hee well knoweth the arlate Anthony Stephen
da Balderas and hath soe donne for theise fifteene yeares last, and
saith that in the yeare 1643 or thereabouts the said Anthony Stephan
da Balderas the producent came from Spaine into the West
Indias where this deponent was and continued there till about
the moneth of december 1651 at which time the said producent and
this deponent imbarqued themselves and came thence
in the fleete bound for Spaine and this deponent well knoweth
that the said producent brought five severall barrs of silver
a bagg of redd wooll of the severall markes allegate (now showne
unto him) from the West Indias for Spaine, this deponent seeing
him bringe the same from Lima to Panama, thence to Porto
Ballo, and thence for Spaine in which passage from Lima to
Panama and soe to Porto bello this deponent went in the company
of the said producent. And saith that the said fleete from the Indias
ariving at Cadiz in Spaine, the said producent tooke out the
said silver and red wooll and carried the same ashore and afterwards
namely about three or foure dayes after (namely in September last) hee put the same in a boate
and carried the same aboard the shipps allegate namely two barrs
of the first marke and one of the second aboard the Saint George
(John Martens master) and two barrs of the third marke allegate
aboard the Sampson Otto George master to be thence carried and
transported in the said shipps for Ostend, and there to be delivered
to the said Anthony Stephen Bolderas or assigne for his the said
producents owne accompt, which hee knoweth because hee this
deponent went alonge with him and sawe him carry the said barrs
of silver and wooll into the said boate and then aboard the said
shipps into which this deponent sawe him deliver and lade the
same, and about two or three dayes after this deponent sawe him
put the said wooll into the boate to be sent aboard the
Sampson, and afterwards sawe the same aboard, and saith
that Laurance darlez went alsoe alonge and sawe the said lading
of the said silver, the said Laurence and this deponent alsoe lading
silver for their owne accompt. And saith that the said Antonio
Stephen da Balderas was and is the true and lawfull owner and
proprietor of the said silver and goods, the same being as hee
saith the said producents [?capitall], and all hee put in all
the said space of his being in the West Indias where hee [?exercised]
merchandize and negotaiated in [?Peru] [?XXX] of this deponents
knowledge. And otherwise hee cannot depose referring himselfe to his
said books for the numbers and markes.

To the second article and schedule annexed now showne unto him
hee saith that the same are originall bills for the said silver and
goods, and the bills for the three barrs laden abaord the Saint George this
deponent sawe signed aboard by the said John Martens dorp
master of the said shipp, And [?there] for the two barrs laden aboard