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To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knoweth the shipp the Hope arlate (which hee hath
lately seene lying in the River of Thames) and hath soe donne for these
fourteene yeers last or thereaboute, and that shee
about two yeeres since went from fflushing
to Rochelle under the conduct of Michaell Johnsen (this deponents
brother) as master thereof; and being at Rochell, this deponents said
brother (her master) sold her to the ffrench, and as hee hath since often told
this deponent and those that were her owners to the said [?XX GUTTER]
of her sale have alsoe said and acknowledged as much to this deponent
And further saith that his said brother having soe sold his said shipp [?to GUTTER]
the ffrench who bought her laded her and put Peter
Musselman (who went out Stiersman of her) to goe master of her
in place of the said Michaell Johnsen, as this deponent hath heard
both the said Michaell and the said Musselman and others often say
And that the said shipp sailing from Rochell, was mett with and
seized by the dunkirkers and carried to dunkirke and there made
prize and confiscate to the subiects of the king of Spaine, as
this deponent heard the said Peter Musselman (who was taken
in her) say and affirme upon his retourne to fflushing
and often since, and the same hee saith was and is publique and
Notorious. And lastly hee deposeth that since the said seizure
(which was about two yeeres since) the said shipp hath never (as hee
verily beleeveth) bin at fflushing, for had shee bin there, hee this
deponent (being a Skipper and dweller there) should (as hee beleeveth
either have seene her or heard of her being there, which hee saith hee
never did, but hee verily beleeveth that alwaies from [?the GUTTER]
time of her said seizure, and putting the said Musselman out of [?her GUTTER]
shee hath bin belonging to dunkirke. And otherwise hee cannot

To the second and third hee cannot depose.

Christean Jansen [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Thoroughgood and hockley against}
Reeve aforesaid:}

Examined upon the foresaid libell.

Rp. 3.

James Windus of London Scrivener, aged 38 yeers or
thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the fourth and fifth articles of the said libell and two schedules or
bills of Bottomrie annexed (nowe showed unto him) hee saith and
deposeth that on or about the third of ffebruary 1653 hee this
deponent was present and did see the arlate John Bacon signe
seale and for his act and deede deliver the said two bills or schedules
which being set downe hee this deponent as a witness set his name
thereto as nowe appeareth, and the soe did John daniell and this
deponents servant John Gibbs. And by this deponents name
thereto hee well knoweth the said two bills to be the same
without alteration that were soe signed sealed and delivered by the
said John Bacon the time aforesaid. And otherwise hee cannot depose



Primary sources



PROB 11/408/75 Will of James Windus, Scrivenor of London 11 January 1692