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The 20th of January 1658.

(The ffrancis and

James Berblok of Poplar in the Parish
of Stepney and County of Middlesex Mariner aged fiftie
one yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne before
the right worshippfull John Godolphin doctor of Lawes one of the Judges
of the high Court of Admiralty and examined
for perpetuall remembrance of the matter upon
certayne Interrogatories ministred on the part and
behalfe of George dethick late Supracargoe of the
Shipp ffrancis and John (whereof Lawrence Browning
was Master) touching the clayme of the sayd
dethick for his goods in the sayd shipp, saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth the Interrate
George dethick and hath knowne him for these twelve yeares
last past and saith that hee being Pylott of the shipp ffrancis and
John during the voyage in question knoweth that the sayd
George dethick was Supracargo of the sayd shipp at such tyme
as the sayd shipp ffrancis and John and her ladeing were taken and
surprized by certayne shipps belonging to and being in the service
of the dutch East India Company/

To the second and third Interrogatories hee saith hee knoweth that the Interrogate George
dethick had on board the sayd shipp the ffrancis and John upon his owne proper
Accompt at such tyme as the sayd shipp and her ladeing wer surprized
and taken by the Commander and Companies of the dutch shipps in
service of the dutch East India Company thirtie bales of white
pepper, each bayle conteyning one hundred thirty two pounds neat
English weight This hee the better knoweth ffor that the sayd
pepper was delivered on board the sayd shipp to this deponent by
order of Captaine Browning the Commander of the ffrancis and John
and for that hee this deponent did see the same stowed in the sayd shopp
And saith every pound of the sayd pepper was and is worth (according
to the usuall rates of white pepper in England) the summe of eighte]?ene GUTTER]
pence sterling money And hee further saith that hee alsoe knoweth
that the sayd dethick alsoe had on board the sayd shipp the same
tyme some Jarrs of greene ginger for his owne proper Accompt
but the certayne number of Jarrs hee knoweth not every Jarr of
which greene ginger hee saith was and is worth according to the market
price at London three pounds tenn shillings sterling per Jarre
And hee this deponent alsoe knoweth that the sayd George dethick
had then alsoe on board the sayd shipp provisions of victualls which
hee provided at his owne proper Cost (as rack sugar geese hens
goates and other provisions for his homeward bound voyage
soe much as cost him the sayd dethick at Bantam about a hundred
dollars accompting each doller at five shillings all which pepper
ginger and alsoe the most part of the sayd provisions were taken
[?seized GUTTER]