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hollander and sonne of a Merchant of Amsterdam was the ffactor to whom the
said shipps Master was adressed at Rochel for and concerning the ladeing of
the salt in question, the said Rodenburgh having been sewerall times aboard the said
shipp neere Rochell aforesaid to that purpose, And saith the said shipp after her
arrivall at Rochell came to Souters arlate where the said master bought the
said lading of salt of a ffrench Merchant named Monsieur Viseau or Videau.
the same consisting in thirteen hundred and eighteen Moyes of salt or thereabouts
ffrench measure to be transported from thence to Edam for the accompt aforesaid
videlicet of the said Claus Johnson hoone and Companie, The premisses hee knoweth
being shipwright of the said shipp during the whole voiage in Controversye and
thereby well acquainted with the premisses by him deposed. And further cannot

o the 3d hee saith That in or about the moneths of January and february
last past at Souters aforesaid and at Saint Martins in france the said Master
and Companie caused to be laden and putt aboard the said shipp for their
respective accompts twenty six hogsheads of Vinegar three hogsheads of
wyne one hogshead of brandewine, a quantity of about 150000. wall
nutts to be also transported in the said shipp to Edam for thei accompt
the same being the proceed of Cheese and other goods by them carried out
of holland and sould in ffrance Which the premisses hee well knoweth as
being one of the said shipps Companie in all the Voiage in question. And further
cannot depose./

To the 4th hee saith, That the said Vessell in her Course from the Coast
of ffrance for Edam aforesaid meeting with tempetuous and darke
weather was about the 14th of ffebruary last past new style constrained
to come to an anchor under Portland Castle, and there payd light and
groundage duetie, and having ridd there one night and a day upon the
second night shee was borded and taken by one Captaine Cotterell
Commander and Companie of a private man of warr of this Nation
who not once asking whence they came or whither they would cutt off
the Cable whereby the said shipp ridd, and rann away with the said
shipp and goods setting this examinate and his precontest ashoare at Weymouth
where they had notice that the said shipp was by the said seizors brought into
Studland bay neere Poole, upon which intelligence they repaired to Poole
aforesaid, and having there procured a boate went aboard the said shipp
which they found miserably plundered and pillaged videlicet of about fifty
tonnes of salt, and that was therein at their departure from ffrance, but of
what summe of money hee saith hee knoweth not, as also of one new
maine topsaile, one hawseer, one maine sayle, one foresaile bonnett, more of
the Cordage, one port or ballast sayle, two barrells of butter, two rowles
of sayle cloath, all the said shipps provisions a paire of compasses the
Master and Companies cloathes, all the said six and twenty hogsheads
of Vinegar, three hogsheads of wyne, one hogshead of brandewyne and
parcell of nutts aforesaid besides the anchor and Cable which they