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The 24th of March 1658

A business of the Examination of Witnesses on the behalfe)
of Sir John Dethick Knight, Edward Bolle, John Bancks)
Richard ffoord, Edward Mico, William Pretman, and)
Company concerning the seizure, and for some time)
detention and the hinderance of the trade in a Certaine)
ship called the Bantam ffrigot whereof Isaac Taylor)
was Master and Comander and such of the lading)
as was aboard the said Ship in ffact but Unduly made)
by Antonie Van Voorst Captaine and Comander of
the ship the Turtle Dove in the Imediate Service of)
the Dutch East India Company and alsoe Concerning)
all Damages happening thereupon and against one John
Mait Suijker the now, or late Generall of the said Company)
at Battavia in the East Indias against the said Van Voorst in particular)
and all others the will take upon them the Justification of the said Busines)



Examined upon
and Allegation given
in by Mr ffrancklin
on the part and
Behalfe of the
said Sir John Dethicke
Knight Edward Bolle
John Bancks Richard
Foord, Edward Mico
William Pretman
and Company.

1. us:

Catch kyme of Ratcliffe in the
parishe of Stepney and County of Middlesex
Mariner Mate of the Bantam ffrigot aged 26 yeeres or thereabouts
Sworne and Examined

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth
that during all the monethes of September
October, November, December, January, ffebruary and March
1656: English Stile, and Continually since: the said Sir John
Dethick Knight, Edward Bolle, John Bancks Richard fford
Edward Mico and William Pretman and Company
have bin and are Comonly accounted and reputed the true
Bantam frigot (whereof Isaac Taylor was and is Master.) and
of the tackle Apparrell, and furniture, And soe hee verily
beleeveth they were, and at present are, And further hee
cannot depose.

To the Second hee saith that the said Sir John Dethick, and
Company aforesaid (who are all (as hee beleeveth) subjects of
this Comonwealth of England.) did set out the said ship from
this port of London in the sayd moneth of October 1656 (sic)
upon their owne account (as hee beleeveth) to East India. there to
Lade pepper. and other Merchandizes, and to bring the same
for Europe, and saith the said Isaac Taylor, was and was
Master of the said ship the said voyage, and the arlate Thomas
Newman Supra Cargoe; which hee knoweth for that hee went Masters Mate
of the said ship (the said Voyage) and further cannot depose:

To the third hee saith the said Taylo, Newman, and this deponent
the rest of the Mariners of the said Ship, set saile
in her from this port to Indria Ponza in the island of Sumatra in the East Indias
and there arriveth on or about the Nineth or tenth day of August 1657: which hee knoweth being
then on board her and further cannot depose