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till about two yeares since that hee came to dwell at Amsterdam, where his wife and
familie are, and for a native of the State of hamborow, and now and for about
two yeares last a dweller and houskeeper in Amsterdam hee the said John van lynnen
was and is commonly accompted and reputed. And further hee cannot depose.

To the 39th hee saith the said John Mexia da herera was and is commonly accounted
an Inhabitant of Amsterdam, and was imployed in the said voyage, because hee
knew the manner and meanes of commerce in the West Indias, And otherwise
saving as aforesaid hee cannot depose.

To the 40th hee beleeveth that if the said Mexia gave out in the West Indias that
the shipp or lading belonged to him, it was mearely to preserve them from seizure
by the Spaniards.

To the 41th hee saith that the company caried nby the Santa Maria from Amsterdam
the said voyage, was 36 persons, all which were hollanders and Easterlings and
subiects of those places, and were aboard at the time of the said seizure.
All which hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid.

To the 42th hee saith that in regard the said master of the Santa Maria
allowed the said Spaniards taken in at Santa Cruse their dyet only, hee beleeveth
they were paid their wages by the said John Mollar the Sopra cargo for their
service the said voyage.

Examinbed upon the foresaid allegation given in on behalfe of
his highnes. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that the said shipp Saint Mary and her lading were soe
brought up to Thulon by Captaine Story in the evening of a satturday, and
that on the monday next following all her company both men and boyes were
turned out of her ashore, and nome of them or the master suffered to come
any more aboard, and that turning out was by order of Captaine Stoakes, his
Lietenant comming aboard in his name and showing a paper which hee said
was his warrant from the said Captaine for such their turning out, the premisses
hee deposeth being aboard and seeing such turning out and being one of them
that was soe turned, And saith the tobaccoe and other the said shipps lading were
disposed of by the said seizors, her company not being suffered to come aboard
to sea the same. And further hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.

To the second hee saith that the said Captaine Stoakes going afterwards to sea,
the arlate mr Aldworth tooke upon the possessing and disposing of such of the
said shipps lading as was not before disposed of, And further hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee never knew the interrogated John Mexia da herera
before the said shipp was soe setting out on the said voyage from Amsterdam which
was about two yeares since, and this deponent beleeveth him to be a Spaniard
and a Batchelour, and saith hee first saw him at Amsterdam very shortly before
the said shipps proceeding thence.

To the second hee saith hee this deponent came to and became one of the
company of the said shipp at Amsterdam about six weekes before her said proceeding
and helped to fitt and furnish her, shee being new and having some of her
fitting worke to doe when this deponent came soe first aboard her, and saith
the said John van Lynen hired and agreed with this deponent for his wages,
And for the rest hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and saving the
same cannot further answer.

To the third hee saith the said shipp Santa Maria went from Amsterdam to
Santa Cruse, thence to Comana, thence to Santa domingo, thence back to Santa
Cruse, and thence to the Bay of Gibraltar where shee was seized, and was
at noe other ports or harbours before her seizure aforesaid, And further hee cannot
depose saving as aforesaid.