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of the said shipp from dover which was about fifteene monethes since as
aforesaid, and saith John Claeson was and is
a dantziker by common repute, and a native subiect of that free state
and saith hee never knew him the said Claeson to be master of any other
shipp before the Saint John Baptiste.

To the fourth hee saith that at the tiime of the seizure of the said
shipp aforesaid, her company consisted of twelve persons namely
tenn men and two boyes, and that this deponent and her saile maker
called Garret, (who was taken in at Bayon about tenn dayes before
such her seizure) were hollanders and subiects of the said States
of the United Netherlands, and that one of the boyes was ffrench
and borne as hee said at Saint Martins Island neare Rochell, and soe a
native subiect of the ffrench king, and that the other boy was an
English boy of dover, and the rest were commonly reputed Easterlings
and of severall places in the East countrey, as dantzike, Courland
and other places, and none of the company were English saving the said boy of
dover, when the said shipp was soe seized as aforesaid.

To the fifth hee saith that the said seizure was made about the
heigth of fiftie degrees on or about the eighteeneth of March
last old stile, at which time the English lands end was about
seaven or eight and twenty leagues from her about North East and
by East, And saith shee then came from Bayon in ffrance (which was her
last port) and that there shee tooke in her lading which was seized
in her (consisting in wines, Rosin, feathers and other goods) at Bayon
aforesaid, and saith the said wines and Rosin as hee beleeveth were of
the growth and make of ffrance, but what countrey man hee was
that laded them or whose subiect, hee saith hee knoweth not.

To the last hee saith that the said shipp the Saint John Baptist when
shee was seized had five guns, seaven muskets and five pistolls
aboard her (as this deponent remembreth the number) tenn halfe pikes
a parcell of owder and bullet, but howe much hee remembreth not
And saith there were connossements aboard which
this deponent sawe, by which the master was to goe with her for
hamborough, but to stop in the downes to receive order from his owners,
And otherwise hee cannot as hee saith depose.

Repeated before doctor Clarke.



The 18th of January 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

Southerton against Tailer}
Clements. Smith}


Examined upon an allegation given
on the behalfe of the
said Tailer and a schedule annexed.

James Monger of the parish of Saint
Michael Cornhill London Gentleman aged 30
yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.