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The 17th of Aprill 1656.

Touching the misdemeanour of}
some of the company of the shipp the dutches}
of Courland, aboard the said shipp}

John Anderson of Elsenore one of the boyes of and
belonging to the shipp the dutches of Cureland.
(John Brand Master) aged seaventeene yeares or thereabouts
sworne in Court saith as followeth.


That yesterday (the 16th of this instant Aprill) about five of the
clock in the afternoone certaine of the said shipps compány, namely
Peter Christianson the boatswaine, and his brother who was Steward of
the said Shipp, Sivert the Cooke of the shipp, Christofer the boatswaines
mate, and Cornelius the Carpenters mate, accompanied with Richard
[?Corey] a Brewer at the bird in hand at Poplar, William Every an
Ale house keeper at the White Lyon and Crowne in Poplar, George
huggers a Waterman and another whose name hee hath not learned,
came aboard the said shipp (lying at Blackwall) in the said huggers his
wherry, and this deponent being aboard, demanded what they came
for, and what they would have, and they asking him what was that
to him, went downe into hold, and fell to breaking open the beef
barrells, and brake open two of them, and tooke out and carried away
two or three peeces of beef, and rummaged the vessell up and downe
and tooke away alsoe some pease and beanes, and some biscuites, and
brought foure fish out of the hold and carried one of them alsoe
away; and this deponent (who with another of the boyes named George
Winger being all of the company that were aboard) endeavouring to
prevent them and hinder them from carrying the said provisions away,
the said boatswaine catcht hold of him and threatened to throwe him
overboard, and severall of them said that they had order from the
Judge of the Court and from the Master soe to doe; which this deponent
not beleeving leapt into the boate to them as they were going off,
and there againe the boatswaine laid hold on him, and said hee should
not goe ashore with them, and that unlesse hee returned aboard, the
said boatswaine would heave him overboard; howbeit this deponent
continued in the boate and would and did goe ashore with them to
see what they did with the said plundred provisions; and followed the
said Cooke and Carpenters mate to the house aforesaid of the said [?Corey]
being a victualling house, and shortly the rest of them came thither
alsoe, and thither they carried the said provisions soe taken away of this
deponents sight and knowledge.

IA The marke of John Anderson [MARK, RH SIDE]