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seized by the Commanders and Companyes of the sayd dutch
shipps soe in service of the dutch East India Company and the
sayd Dethick utterly deprived of them this hee knoweth being
on board & seeing the seizure thereof And further hee cannot depose/

James Berblok [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 20th of January 1658

ffrancis and John:)


James Berblock of Poplar in the parish of
Stepney and County of Middlesex mariner aged
fifty one yeares or therabouts sworne before
the right Worshipfull 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 parte and behalfe of Thomas Rummings
and Anthony Beale two of the Company (videlicet the
sayd Rummings the Steward and the sayd Beale the
Carpenter) of the shipp the ffrancis and John
whereof Lawrence Bro[?X]unding was Comander)
touching their clayme for their goods in the sayd
shipp saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first Interrogatory hee saith hee hath well knowne the Interrate
Thomas Rummings and Anthony Beale during the whole tyme
of the voyage in question this deponent goeing Pylott of the
ffrancis and John and the sayd Rimming steward and the sayd
Beale Carpenter off her the sayd voyage and knoweth they were of her company
in the qualities aforesayd at such tyme as the ffrancis and John
and her ladeing were taken and surprised by certaine shipps in the
service of the dutch East India Company./

To the second Interrogatory hee saith hee well knoweth that the Interrogate
Thomas Rummings and Anthony Beale had each of them conside
rable quantities of white pepper, greene ginger white sugar
Casialignmum Tamerin and Cande but the certayne quantitie
hee cannot declare, but [?really] beleeveth and is persuaded in
his conscience that the same was worth sold in England in all five hundred
pounds sterling videlicet the sayd Thomas Rummings his sayd goods worth
three hundred pounds sterling and the sayd Anthony Beales sayd goods
worth two hundred pounds of like money All which goods hee saith
were on board the sayd shipp ffrancis and John for Accompt of the sayd
Rumming and Beale at ?say tyme as the sayd shipp and her ladeing were seized
and surprized by the sayd dutch shipps in service of the dutch East India
Company and were seized by the Commanders and Companies
of the sayd dutch shipps and the sayd Rummings and Beale thereby
dep[?rive]d of all or at least of a great part thereof [XXXXX] knoweth being Pylott and aboard at the seizure And further
to this Interrogatory hee cannot depose./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

James Berblok [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


Primary sources

British Library

See: Oxenden correspondence: 23rd April 1664, Letter from James Berblok to Sir GO, Aboard y:e Consent, Gombroone