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The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]


George Lewes of Shadwell in the County of Middlesex Mariner late Purser of
the good shipp called the Reformation of London Edward Berriman commander
aged 34 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined and saith and deposeth
That hee well knew the shipp the ffree Trade of London Simon fflew
Commannder which shipp hee saith came out of the Levant in company
of the said shipp the Reformation and that comming neare the streights mouth
the said shipp ffreetrade was on the fifteenth of May last set upon and with her lading of silke
gawles, cotton yarne and other goodds seized by a shipp called the Santa Maria (Laurance
Andriessen comander) and other shipps of her company, and carried away, and
soe the owners thereof (who are said to be John Gregory John [?Boune], John
Allen and company English men and subiects of this kingdome of England
were {and} are dispoiled and deprived thereof. And saith that the said shipp Santa
Maria when shee first met with the ffreetrade had the Holland [?colours GUTTER]
abroad, and was belonging as her company said to Amsterdam, and that
shee was of the burthen of betweene three hundred and fiftie and foure
hundred tonnes and had thirtie peeces of ordnance or
thereabouts aboard her. And this deponent being demannded, saith
hee knoweth not nor can make any estimate of the valew
of the lading of the said shipp the ffree Trade, nor hath heard any [?estimate GUTTER]
thereof made by others that hee knoweth, and therefore knoweth not what
to say concerning the valewe. And further deposeth not, saving that
hee knoweth the premisses by him deposed for that hee was in the
Reformation aforesaid in company of the ffree trade when shee
was soe seized, the said shipp Reformation being then alsoe seized.



The 24th of September 1660. [CENTRE HEADING]

Touching the Reformation aforesaid}

Rp. 3

George Ecop of Limehouse in the
County of Middlesex Mariner, aged 33 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first second and third Interrogatories hee deposeth and saith that hee
well knoweth the shipp the Reformation interrogated and was one of
her company in her late voyage from Scanderoon wherein shee was taken
and well knoweth Sir William Vincent knight and severall other her owners
Englishmen and subiecrts of this kingdome of England, And saith that the
said shipp the said voyage for account of the said Sir William Vincent and
Company tooke in at Scanderon and on that coast her lading of
silkes, gawles, cotton, cotton yarne and other merchandizes to be
transported to this Port of London and here to be delivered to the said Sir William
Vincent and company the Producents or their order and for their account
And that in her curse of proceeding from the Levant for this port comming
neare the Streeights mouth shee was on the fifteenth of May last (old stile)
met with by a certaine shipp of warr called the Saint Mary or Santa Maria
Laurance Andrerssen commander and other men of warr in her company
And that his precontest Edward baryman commander of the
said shipp Reformation seeing some shipps a head of her commannded
to looke forward, whereupon this deponent looking forward descried [?XXX GUTTER]
shipp (proving after to be the said shipp Saint Mary) with English colours
comming neare[?] the Reformation, and perceiving the Reformation to have
the Engish Ensigne abroad, the Saint Mary presently had her English colours
taken in and put abroad a hollands Ensigne, and then being with a