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and therewith comming upon the Reformationes quaarter gave aher a broad side
and a volley of small shott, and shee plied upon her and continued shooting
untill the Reformations maine mast and [?MXXX] mast were shott by the board
and then some of the other shipps of the Marias company (which albeit they
shott on the Reformation came not up to board her untill her said maine mast
and [?misur] mast were by the board) came up and board her, and soe by
the said shipp Santa Maria and other shipps of her company the said
shipp the Reformation with all her lading of silkesm hrogeran yarne
gawles, cottons, and other such merchandizes comming from Scanderoon, were seized
and taken, and the owners deprived thereof, of this deponents sight and knowledge
being aboard and Purser of her, and saith that hee well knoweth the owners
of the said shipp Reformation and of her said lading, who hee saith were
and are all English men merchants and subiects of the kingdome
of England, and were and are by name Sir William Vincent knight, William
Dennis Henry Spurstow and others their company, by whom hee saith the
said shipp Reformation was set out from this port of London: And
lastly that the said shipp Santa Maria (which this deponent and others of the company
of the Reformation tooke and beleeved upon her approach to be
a shipp of Holland, for soe her company said shee was) was of the
burthen of betwixt three hundred and fiftie and foure hundred tuns and
had thirtie peeces of ordnance or upwards aboard, And being asked of the valew
of the said shipp Reformation and of her said lading soe seized, hee saith
that hee had good knowledge thereof being Purser as aforesaid, and tooke
account and entrie of the same was it was put aboard, and that in
his estimation the said shipp and lading were of the valew of
fourscore thousand pounds sterling. And further hee deposeth not.



The 22th of September 1660. [CENTRE HEADING]

[?On ?behalfe] of John Gregory John}
[?XXX] John Allen and company, merchants}
[??XXX] and subiects of England touching}
[?the] free Trade of London Simon fflew Comander}

Rp. 1

Edward Berriman of Limehouse in the County of
Middlesex Mariner aged 42 yeares or thereabouts
sworne in the high Court of the Admiraltie
of England saith and deposeth by vertue of his oath, that hee well knoweth
the said shipp the ffreetrade and Simon fflew her comannder when shee
was seized by the shipps hereafter mentioned, and that the said shipp ffree
trade comming out of the Levant in company of the shipp Reformation
whereof this deponent was commannder, was near the streights mouth
on the fifteenth of may last set upon by the shipp Santa Maria whereof
Laurance Andrissen (or having some such name) was commannder and was
as her company said belonging to Amsterdam and by the said shipp the
Santa Maria and other shipps of her company seized and taken (as this
deponents said shipp and Lading were) and carried away and the owners
thereof thereby dispoiled and deprived thereof. And saith that as hee
hath heard it credibly affirmed and as hee beleeveth the said
shipp ffreetrade and her lading (which consisted in silkes, gawles cotton
yarne and other goods) were worth betwixt twenty and thirtie thousand
pounds sterling And further deposeth mot saving that the Santa Maria
was then of the burthen in his estimation of betwixt three hundred and
sixtie and foure hundred tonnes, and had two
and thirtie or foure and thirtie peeces of ordnance aboard her, and saving that
Mr Allen and Mr Gregory of London merchants and company Englishmen and
subiects of this kingdome are commonly said to be and are esteemed owners of
the freetrades lading and freighters of the vessell herselfe.

Edward Berryman [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]