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14 Septembris 1666 [CENTRE HEADING]

Dmus nr Rex con navam the}
Saint Jurgien (or George) de}
Hamborow, Jurgius Schoonmaker master}

Georgius Schoonmarker civitatis Hamburgen Nauta
aetatis 51 aut eo circiter, navar[?etum]us dicta navis
in preparatorio examinatus

Ad primum, 2 et reliqua Interria deponit et dicit that hee hath bin
Master of the said shipp the Saint George for nine yeeres last past and
upwards, during which space shee hath belonged and doth belong to Hamburgh
and to Inhabitants and burgers there, who are still her owners, namely
to Jurgien Bexler a sixteenth part, Hance Erting[?caus] a 16th, [?Johan]
Van Peren a 16th, John Berenbergh a 16th, Rudolph Berenbergh a 16
Augustin Hendricks a 16th, John van Campen a 16th, harman henricks
a 32th, and this deponent the rest, namely halfe the shipp and a 32th part
And that the said proprietors hath bin and are subiects of the ffree state of
Hamborow, and that noe part of shipp or goods belongs to any Dane,
Hollander or ffrenchman, or any subiect of the those dominions, and that shee
is of 60 lasts burthen And further that her now cargo of marchandize
of wooll, leade, steele, kettles and other goods (referring to his bills for
further particularities) was laded at Hamborow about two moneths since
by Hamburghers there dwelling, and for Hamburghers their accompt
saving two parcells for Antwerpians and some for Cullenaers
and a Bremer, as by his bills and attestations that were aboard
is more fully to be seen, and were all to be carried to and delivered
at Roane on the same accompt. And saith further that hee and
all his company are Hamburgers, saving one is holsteiner and his
boy a Swede, and were hired by him for the said voyage to Roane and
home againe. And that hee had not any ffrench, Holland or danish factor
or colours aboard. And moreover that hee signed bills of lading
for the said goods, and that one of each with his other documents (all
true and reall) were aboard att the time of his seizure by the Newcastle
frigot about 5 weekes since, about 3 or 4 leagues to the west of the
[?fflia] as shee was plying with a contrary winde to perform her course
for Roane, her intended port of discharge, to the Captaine of
which frigot this deponent delivered up all his said papers and
writings, without embeazelment or dissimulation. And further that
in the said nine yeeres space the said shipp hath not bin in Holland
but hath used to saile from Hamborow to ffrance and England and
was this yeere in Scotland, all upon Hamburgers accompt. And
lastly that his company with himselfe consisteth of eight man and a boy
and denieth that hee issued any false bills. Et alre nescit

Jurgen Ssomark[?X] [?XXX] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


24th Septembris 1666. [CENTRE HEADING]

con navem the Yellow Sun de)
Riga in Prussia in [?dotXXX] Suecica)


Peter Peterson de Riga pred Nauta, Navarbus
dicta navis the Yellow Sun, annos natus 45 aut
circiter testis in prepario examinatus, deponit ut
sequitur videlicet.

That the said shipp Yellow Sun belongeth and hath belonged to the port of Riga
for three yeares last and upwards, and that for all that space Gaspar Timmerman
and Andrew [?Dreiting] (both Inyabitants and Merchants and Magistrates there and
subiects of the King of Sweden, and who have dwelt there all that time and longer;
and are accompted natives of that place have bin and are the sole owners of the
said Shipp and for such commonly accompted; namely each (as hee taketh it)
a halfe part owner, which hee knoweth having bin master of the said Shipp for the
said time, and constituted master by the said owners, and in that space shee
hath not bin [?owned], or [?appertained] to any ffrench or hollander or dane. And
saith that in Januarie last hee went with his said shipp from Riga for Saint Martins in
ffrance to fetch salt upon his said owners acoompt to Riga, and that accordingly arriving
at Rochell hee tooke in his lading of salt there in July upon the same accompt
which hee this deponent there bought and laded for his said owners, and
that in July or August last the the time more precisely
in regard of the absence of his papers and the [?trXXX] and [?troubles] hee hath undergone