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lyeing on the sayd Coast of Scotland that if any of them were bound for
Rotterdam hee would bee their Convoy and further to this Interrogatorie hee
cannot answer ./

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith the vessell the Union Interrogate, (the Interrogatorie -
John Tennant Master) did on the tenth of March 1655 English style went
off at sea, and was haled by the sayd holland man of warr, who
lay off at sea about 5 or sixe leagues expecting what shipps of Scotland
would come under his convoy, and the Union bearing up to his the Commander
of the sayd man of warr asked the Master of the Union whence hee came
and whether bound, and the sayd Master answered of Leeth, and bound for
Rotterdam, where to the sayd Commander of the sayd man of warr sayd hee
was bound thither also, and the sayd Master of the Union answered that sayd
Commander that hee would bee glad of his Company and there upon the
Commander of the sayd holland man of war bade them welcome and
dranke to the Master and Company of the Union and they to him, and saith that -
the Union steered all that night by the light of the sayd holland man
of warr, and saith that upon the eleventh day of the sayd monthe of March
about eight a clock in the morning they met with three men of warr
of fflanderrs belonging to dunkirke and Oastend who chased the Union and
two other shipps, of the one whereof George Gorthy of Leith was Commander and
of the other Robert Cammell of or neere Leeth aforsayd was Commander
and hee saith that not withstanding the sayd holland man of warr sawe
the sayd three fflandrian men of warr attaque the Union and the sayd
two other shipps yet hee the sayd hollands man of warr
with two other dutch shipps under his convoy, went away and made noe
resistance against the sayd dunkirke and Oastend men of warr but
suffered them to surprize the Union and her to ladeing of sugar tobaccoe
and Coales and other goods and alsoe the other two shipps whereof the sayd
Gorthy and Cammell were Masters and their ladeing they and ladeing all belonging to Scotch and English men and the same being
all three soe surprized and their ladeing, the Union and her ladeing were
by the sayd 3 {fflandrian} men of warr carried to dunkirke and the other
two shipps and their ladeing to Oastend and this deponent being a
passenger in the Union knoweth that hee and the sayd Shipps company
were imprisoned at dunkirke, And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot
depose ./

To the last hee saith there were in all sixe vessells beside the sayd holland
man of warr in Company when the sayd dunkirke and Ostend men of warr
first chased them, and he this deponent beleeveth if the sayd
holland man of warr had assisted the Union and the other shipps with
her, (they alsoe all having gunnes videlicet the Union fowerteene
Gorthies vessell three, and Cammells vessell two gunnes) the sayd
shipps and their lading might have escaped being taken by the sayd dunkirke and
Ostend men of warr, And hee saith the ladeing of the Union was
of good value but the summe hee knoweth not, but saith he knoweth that
and William Mitchelson and a passenger in the Union had in ready
money which hee carried to pay for a Shipp hee had contracted for
in Rotterdam the summe of two thousand Guilders flemish which
is about two hundred pounds and upward of sterling money And saith
Interrogate [?hewlyn] Welch Newman Knowles Smith and
Pearson were commonly accompted to be English and resideing
some at Leith and some at Saint Johnstons in Scotland and to be owners of the