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The 12th of ffebruary 1658.

The claime of the said Peter Maria)
and Cesar Gentilis in the Laurence)

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.


Thomas Ersby of London Merchant, aged 29 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne and examined

To the first second and third articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth
that hee well knoweth the producents Peter Maria and Cesar Gentilis and
hath soe done for about foure yeeres last, and saith they are Genoveses by birth
and extraction, by common repute, and hee verily beleeveth them to be
Genoveses for that they are Partritij or gentlemen of Genua, and ??capable
of the offices of Senators and dukes of that place, and the said
Cesar Gentilis was lately a Senator of Genua, and that they were
and are marchants of Genua of good qualitie and ranck and Inhabitants
of that citie, and for such they were and are commonly accounted and
reputed, which hee knoweth for that hee this deponent lived in the said citie
about two yeeres space ended about two yeeres since, and there well knewe
the said producents. And further hee cannot depose, saving they were and
are subiects of the State of Genua, and the said Peter Maria was ?in election
to the duke of Genua whil;e this deponent was there/

To the rest not examined by direction.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee cometh requested by Mr Nevill the Sollicitor to
testifie in this cause, and otherwise negatively.

To the second hee saith it was about two yeeres since that hee was last at
Genua, and then and severall times before saw the said Peter Maria and
Cesar Gentilis there, but did not know their father or mother, and this
deponent living there in the way of merchandze tooke notice of them
and saw the said Cesar in the habit and Assemblia of the Senators there
and otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the 3 negatively for his part and otherwise cannot answer.

To the 4 hee hath not soe deposed.

To the 5 and 6 negatively for his part and cannot further answer

To the 7th hee hath not soe deposed



The 15th of ffebruary 1658.

The Lord Protector against the Hope)


Diego Mendez of La Palma one of the Canarie
Ilands, aged 25 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and
examined as aforesaid.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that hee came first aboard to serve in the shipp
the Hope interrogated in September last was a twelve moneth being then at
Amsterdam whence the said shipp then departed on the voyage in question, and [?was GUTTER]
spoken and agreed with by his precontest John Lopez to goe with and [?serve GUTTER]
him in that voyage  ?in the West Indias, who declared that hee desired this deponents
company in that voyage, because this deponent was a Spaniard, and ?soe the [XXXX GUTTER]
proper to colour the designe of his trade there, and did not agree with this
deponent for any certaine wages, but promised to reward him according
to his deserve, And saith the said John Lopes is reputed
a native of Cadiz in Spaine, and that the said shipp carried linnens, hatts
woollen goods and silkes and some other commodities (which hee cannot now
particularize) from Amsterdam which goods were to be trucked and
disposed in the West Indias by the said John Lopez for the account of his Imployers