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To the third árticle hee saith hee cannot depose./


To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee answereth negatively to all.

To the second hee saith that hee first sawe the said shipp about twenty yeares
since, hee beleeveth shee was built at Serdam in North Holland
and saith shee is of a hollands mol[?d ]and fashion. And otherwise hee
cannot answer.

To the third hee saith hee doth not knowe who are the newe owners
of the said shipp, nor where they dwell, or whose subiects they are
nor doth hee knowe to whom shee hath belonged since such her going
from fflushing to Rochell where shee was (as aforesaid) And
otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the 4th negatively.

To the 5th hee saith hee was not present at the last lading of the
said shipp, nor knoweth where shee tooke it in.

To the 6th hee saith hee was not present nor knoweth ought
of any discourse or order given touching the sale of the said vessell
And otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the 7th hee saith hee was borne and hath alwaies dwelt at
fflushing, and as and is a subiect of the Lords the States of the
United Netherlands, and is master of a Pinck called the Abrahams
offering, and keepeth house and familie at fflushing, and pays
scot and lot there according to his qualitie, and liveth by his
said profession of a Skipper, and for his worth hee saith he
conceiveth himselfe not bound to answer.

To the 8th negatively.

To the 9th negatively.

[?ffrans rooijs] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Exámined upon the said allegation.

Rp. 3.

Jacob Rombout of Middleborowe Mariner
master of a pinnace named the Middleborough aged
36 yeeres or thereabouts, sworne and exámined.

To the first article hee saith and deposeth that hee hath knowne
the said shipp the Hope about a yeere and halfe and that about
a yeere and halfe since, this deponent being at dunkirke [?sawe GUTTER]
her there, and sawe a ffrenchman or Breton there setting out
for a voyage for Norway, and about eight monethes since, hee this
deponent sawe her lying before fflushing, and then it was
commonly said there shee was retourned from Norway, and was
for dunquirke, and that afterwards (as this deponent heard) shee
went and dischardged at dunkerke; And saith that the time
aforesaid that this deponent soe sawe her at dunkerke, it was
commonly said that shee had bin brought up thither as prize
and was there adjudged prize. And saith that hee being lately [?att GUTTER]
Middlebrowe heard it there spoken by many that the said
Hope was made prize at London on the sute of Mr [?CXXXX] and
her master and company had deserted her, and were come to fflushing
in the last Convoy. And otherwise hee cannot depose.