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Jacob de keyser of fflushing Mariner, aged
30 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the third árticle of the said allegation (upon which alone hee is by
direction of the producent exámined) hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knoweth the producents Simon Martenson and Joos duvalaer
and hath soe donne for their six yeeres last or thereabouts, during
which space they have bin (and are) Inhabitants and Burgers of
Middleborough and merchants of good [?fash]ion and subjects of the Lords
the States of the United Netherlands, and houskeepers and maried persons
which hee deposeth frequenting that place as a mariner and living neere
in and they being eminent merchants there. And saith hee alsoe
knoweth the arlate Leonard Crane and Peter duvalaer, who hee saith
are commonly reputed alsoe natives of Middleborowe and
subjects as aforesaid, and batchelours, and to have resided in ffrance
only as merchant strangers and factors. And otherwise hee cannot

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee guesseth the interrogated Simon Martenson to be about
40 yeares old and the said Joos duvalaer neere that age, and
otherwise saving his foregoeing deposition To which hee referreth himselfe hee
cannot depose:

To the third negatively.

Jacob de keiiser [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before the two judges in Court
with his two precontesth


The xth of March 1655. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of John Elliot of}
London Mariner touching the}
Amitie of London in a}
busines of Assuranse}


Isaac Warren of Ilford in the County of Essex Merchant
aged 31 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined ˹before the right worshippfull John Godolphinn doctor of lawes Judge of the Admiralte upon
certayne Interrogatories ministred on the behalfe of the said John Elliot saith
as followeth.

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee well knewe
the shipp the Amitie interrogated whereof John Elliot was master in or about
the moneth of November, 1654, at which time shee was in the River of
Thames bound forth on a voyage to the Cape de Verd Islands, and thense
to the Barbadas and thense to retourne to this port of London; and saith
that on munday the 11th of November 1654 shee set saile and departed
on the said voyage from Gravesend, and ariving on thursday next following
in the downes, shee there came to an anchor till the sunday next
after at which time shee againe set saile to prosecute her said
intended voyage, and on the morowe night about eleaven of the clock
there began and happened a very violent and hideous storme, which
continued till the wednesday after-noone next following, before
which wednesday shee was come to an anchor off Bear[?hit] namely on the
tuesday ˹morning˺ before and there rode upon life and death by meanes of the
furie of the said storme (which had spent two of her anchors and fore mast
fortop mast, main top mast and maine mast) and of a ledge of Rock right