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two other vessells which were in Company of the said kerkhoff
who albeit hee sawe the said hant, and the said fflemings attaque the
said shipp Union, and other two vessells, went his way with two dutch
shipps under Convoy of his man of warr; with out endeavouring any
defence of the Union or other free shipps be attaqued, nor making any
resistance of the said fflemish men of warr, who presenth surprized
and tooke the Union with her ladeing of sugars, tobaccoes, and coales,
and other goods and the said two other vessellls and their ladeing, and caried
them to dunkirke, which hee knoweth being them aboard the Union wyall (sic)
shee was soe taken and was carried to dunkirke in her and there imprisoned.

To the third hee saith that if the said kirkhoffs man of warr and the
two dutch vessells in his company had staid by and stood to the Union and
the said other two Scots vessells, hee beleeveth they had bin able to have
withstood and repelled the said three fflemish man of warr, and soe have
preserved the Union and her ladeing and the said other two Scotts vessells
from the said seizure. and saith that there was a great deale of
money aboard the Unitie when shee was soe taken, some belonging to
Merchants and some to Passengers, besides goods of a very considerable
Valew but the certaintie of the said valew hee cannot estimate, saving
hee this deponent lost five hundred markes (Scots) in money amounting
to about 28 li sterling. And saith that after such bringing in this
said vessell the Union into dunkirke, namely about a fortnight after
such bringing of her in, shee was sold to Zealanders, belonging to fflushing
or Middleborowe, and was carried to Middleborowe, which hee knoweth
being than at dunkirke, and otherwise hee cannot depose not knowing
her owners, but saith they are accounted to be all of Scotland.

Repeated with his precontest before doctor Godolphin



The same day

Examined on the sayd interrogatories

Rp. 3

James Hallon of Kircawdy in Scotland mariner
aged 32 yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the 1 interrogatorie hee saith hee well knew the Union Interrogate
whereof the interrogate John Tennant was Master hee this deponent being
a Passenger in her bound for Rotterdam the voyage wherein shee was seized
and saith hee knew alsoe the vessell of warr Interrogate
and that she was a hollands man
of warr beloning to the Towne of Rotterdam and carried sixe
or eight gunnes and about fifty men, and saith shee came convoy
to a fleet of Scotch and dutch shipps from Rotterdam aforesayd and other partis
adiacent and convoyed and brought them into the River of fflorth in scotland to
Boraston Nesse, about the latter end of ffebruary 1655, and
continued in the sayd River till about the 8th or 9th of March next after,
in which tyme (as this deponent hath credibly heard) the Commander of the
sayd holland man of warr being desyrous to get another fleete to convoy
thense to Rotterdam and partes thereabouts did signifie by letter to Masters of