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The 29th of May 1656.

On the behalfe of henry Baldero, William}
harris and John Shephard English Merchants}
touching the shipp the Catherine, John}
Thompson Master}

Rp. 1

George Baldero of London Merchant
aged 54 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne before the right worshippfull
John Godolphin doctor of lawes
one of the Judges of the high Court
of the Admiraltie, and examined on
certaine Interrogatories saith and deposeth
as followeth videlicet.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that hee well
knoweth the interrogated henry Baldero and William harris and
hath soe donne for theise twenty yeares last and upwards, and
saith thay are English men and Subiects of this Commonwealth
of England and for such commonly accounted, and hee hath often
heard and beleeveth that the interrogated John Shephard was and is
alsoe an English man and a subiect of this Commonwealth, and
for such hee saith the said Shephard was and is in like manner
commonly reputed

To the second hee saith that the shipp the Catherine interrogated
whereof John Thompson is master, was and is belonging to the
said Baldero, harris and shephard, all Englishmen, and that
they are the sole owners of her, as the said henry Baldero hath
by letters advised this deponent, and further advising that
they bought her in holland, and hee hath by letters ordered
this deponent to accept bills from Newcastle to pay moneys for the
lading of coales there for holland upon and for the account of
him and the sayd mr harris and mr shephard,
owners of the said vessell, and coales, and this deponent hath
accordingly accepted and paid the same for them. And hee further
doth verily beleeve in his conscience that noe dutchmen or other
forreiner what soever hath any share or interest whatsoever in the
said shipp or any part of her, but that shee is wholly belonging
to the said Mr harris, Mr Baldero and Mr Shephard, all English[?men GUTTER]



The same day.

Rp. 2.

John Thompson of Shadwell in the County of
Middlesex Mariner aged 21 yeeres or therabouts
sworne and examined as aforesaid.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that hee
well knoweth henry Baldero
William harris and John Shephard and hath soe donne for [?a yeare GUTTER]
last past or thereabouts and saith they were and are all English[?men GUTTER]