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To the sixth and 7th hee saith that the said shipp began her said outwards voyage from
Amsterdam, where shee was laden with the goods that were aboard her at the
time of her seizure, being sixteene hundred Northsea deales, eight
thousand pipestaves and three lasts of herrings and one case of harlem stuff, all for accompt of his said
owners, and for this deponents owne accompt a last of herring, and
for this deponent and shipps companies joint accompt twelve dozen of
greene matted stooles or chaires, together with about two thousand eight
hundred of painted bricks for flooring, and his company had some
goods apart to themselves, the particulars whereof hee remembreth not,
And otherwise saving as aforesaid hee cannot answer.

To the 8th hee saith there were eight men and two boyes of his company
and saith they and this deponent were and are all dutch, and none of
them a Spaniard or subiect of the King of Spaine, and that hee this
deponent the master was borne at Laydon, but is a burgher of Amsterdam.

To the nineth hee saith hee was not to receive any freight for the said
goods, they being for the owners of the said shipp their accompt as aforesaid,
saveing such as aforesaid as belonged to this deponent and company, which
said goods belonging to this deponent and company hee saith are not
assured, nor knoweth hee of any assurance made of the said owners good,
or the shipp, and saith hee hath not taken up any money upon

To the last hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and cannot
otherwise depose.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin./.



The second day of december 1655./ [CENTRE HEADING]

A busines of Examination of wittnesses on the part and}
behalfe of James ffordham and Company Owners}
of the Shipp the Sarah and her tackle apparrell}
and furniture seized in the Port of dunquirke}
with her ladeing against all who take upon}
them to iustifie the sayd seizure: Smith}

Examined on an allegation given in and
admitted on the behalfe of the sayd James
ffordham and Company

Rp. EA. 1

William Mullett of the parish of
Allhallowes Barkeing London Mariner
aged fiftie yeares or thereabouts a wittnes
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that in the moneths of
September and October 1655 arlate the arlate James ffordham and Company
were the lawfulll Owners and Proprietors of the vessell the Sarah arlate
and of her tackle apparrell and furniture as hee beleeveth, and hee knoweth
the sayd ffordham and Company were then commonly accompted and reputed soe to
bee And hee aksoe well knoweth the sayd ffordeham the tyme aforesayd was
Master and Commander of the sayd shipp and in quiett and peaceable possession
of her