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To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee is sent from the Streights to be here examined by order
of the English Admirall there, who promiesed him his wages for all the time hee had
bin in the said shipp. And otherwise negatively.

To the second hee saith hee was borne at Lands Croom in denmarke, and can speak
only dutch and danish and a little English and understandeth a little Spanish and noe other languaage, and
saith that hee is a widower and hath neither wife nor childe, and soe noe certaine
habitattion, spending most of his time on sea, and that hee hath sailed from England
five or six yeares, last, and lives now at Wapping, where hee commonly
liveth when hee is ashore here, and before that hee lived in the Caribbee Ilands and
the [?next] [?maine] coast about three or foure yeares.

To the third hee answereth negatively for his part, and otherwise cannot answer.

To the fourth hee saith hee firs saw the said shipp the Mary at Amsterdam about
a moneth before her comming thence on the said voyage, and came then to serve in her.

To the fifth hee saith hee hath not knowne the said Spanish Captaine
longer than this voyage and saw him fiirst in the shipp as shee was readie to set
saile from Amsterdam, and not before, and well knoweth that hee is a Spaniard
because hee can speake noe dutch nor other language but Spanish. And otherwise
saving as aforesaid cannot answer.

To the sixth hee saith the said shipp carried a cargo of goods from Amsterdam
the said voyage, and that the goods that were soe seized in the bay of Gibraltar
were the proceed or retourne thereof. And further hee cannot answer saving
as aforesaid.

To the 7th hee saith hee cannot answer.

To the 8th hee saith there were about fourteene thousand hides or more in
the said shipp the Saint Mary when shee soe came first to the bay of Gibraltar, alsoe
a parcell of cacoa, a parcell of West India wood, and a parcell of many
hundred Manocos of Tobacco and not any other goods that hee knoweth
unlesse a very small parcell of ginger, all which goods were taken by Captaine
Story upon the said seizure, and afterwards carried to Tulon, and otherwise hee
cannot answer as hee saith.

To the 9th negatively for his part and otherwise cannot answer.

To the 10th hee cannot answer saving his foregoeing deposition to which hee referreth
sa[?y]ing the said Spaniards soe taken in at Santa Crus[?a] were to worke and doe their
duties for their wages like other of the shipps company.

To the 11th hee saith the said shipp belongeth to Amsterdam, but for the goods hee
beleeveth them to be belonging to fflandrians. And otherwise hee cannot answer
saving as aforesaid.

To the 12th hee saith that the said Spanish Captaine spake only Spanish, and this
deponent understandeth a little Spanish, and himselfe heard him soe affirme severall
times , and others of the company the like, and further cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the 13th hee saith that hee did not heare the Captaine give the order for throwing
over the said letters and flagg, but saw it donne, and it could not be donne without
order, and saith the flagg was the Spanish Burgundian flagg, but the
armes or what figure was therein represented hee remembreth not.

To the 14th negatively for his part, and otherwise cannot answer.

To the 15 hee saith that all the [XXXX] goods were laded before this deponent came
into the shipp to serve in her, and after such his comming into her there were only
ballast and a parcell of deales put into her, which were soe brought in at the
Texell. And otherwise saving as aforesaid and negatively for his part hee cannot

To the 16th negatively saving as aforesaid.

To the 17th hee saith there was noe need of soe much tarr for the Mary and [XXXX]

[XXXX XXXXX] made vessell as was brought to Santa domingo in the said shipp being