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The 18th of March 1658.

The claime of the said hector Peterson}
and others for the Saint Mary aforesaid}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.


Joachim Stoll of Stralsund Mariner
boatswaine of the said shipp, aged 36 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article hee saith that the said shipp the Saint Mary was and
is a dutch built shipp, and built at Amsterdam, where this deponent
saw her shortly after her launching about two yeares since, before
her masts were set up, and was as hee understood ordered to be
built by her owners hereafter named, and for their account. And
further hee cannot depose saving what followes.

To the second, third and fourth articles hee saith that before the said shipp was
fully finished, the arlate hector Peterson, Gilbert Cornelison Schou[?nter],
Nicholas Blauehelme, William Momma Marten ffransen and company
of Amsterdam and hamborow, as this deponent hath often heard and
beleeveth bought the said shipp the Saint Mary of the shipwright and such
as had the [?sale] of her, who as hee saith were dutch, this deponent
knowing the said Shipwright to be an Amsterdammer, and brother of the
said Schouten, and saith that hee well knoweth the said hector Peterson
Gilbert Cornelison Schounten, Nicholas Bleauhelme, William Momma
and Marten ffransen, and saith that they all were and are marchants and
all together with the said master Inhabitants of Amsterdam and subiects of the
States of the United Netherlands, saving the said Momma who and is
a dweller and subiect of hamborow, and that they the said persons [?the ?producents]
were and are the owners and proprietors of the said shipp and of her
tackle apparell and furniture and for such commonly accounted, and
the persons that put in the said van Linen master of her, and from hector
Peterson this deponent saw the cordage and from Marten ffransen
the sailes fetcht for the said shipp and saw them and the said Schouten and
Bleayhelme to and againe looking after and ordering her fitting and
furnishing as owners of her. And further hee deposeth not.

To the fifth hee saith the arlate Phillip van hulten (whom hee well
knoweth) is commonly reputed the freighter of the said shipp, and to
have taken her for the voyage arlate to freight of and from the said master
And further hee cannot depose.

To the sixth hee saith that about two yeares since (the time otherwise hee
doth not now remember) the said shipp departed from Amsterdam on the
said voyage, and that in her retourne shee was met with and
seized by the ffairfax frigot in the service of this Commonwealth and
and then carried to Thulon, whereas hee beleeveth shee is now

To the seaventh hee saith the said owners living in Amsterdam keepe houses
and families there, this deponent having bin at the houses of them all
saving the said Bleauhelme. And otherwise referreth himselfe to his
foregoeing deposition.

To the last hee beleeveth the producents to have continewed all along
and to be still owners of the said shipp, and that noe Spaniard or
subiect of Spaine had or hath any share or interest therein. And
otherwise saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot depose.