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captain Lieven van Ipre, with his said shipp seized and violently tooke from
the said Captaine Codd the said two shipps (although hee had held the possession
of them severall dayes together.) and their respective ladinge and
carried the same two English shipps into Ostend, where there was a publique
sale and vendition of them and their respective ladings made by the
said Clauson, and the mony or proceede of the said shipps and ladings came
to the hands of the said Martin Clauson, and was by him or his order disposed
And saith that about halfe a yeere after to his best remembrance this deponent
having busines of his owne at Ostend spake to the arlate Martin Clauson
about the seizures of the foresaid two shipps by the Leopaldus, and the said
Clauson then acknowledged that hee had made sale of two Englishe shipps
and their ladings seized as aforesaid by the Leopaldus, of which shipp this deponent
knew the said Clauson to bee owner or a great part owner, and in which
this deponent afterwards sailed almost three yeers together in the service
and employment of the said Vanderzippe. Et alr nescit.

Ad 8:um. 9:um et 10:um arles deponit Et decit that the said Codd upon the said Captaine
of the said two English shipps Alice and John, possessed himselfe of the said
shipps papers, and did upon the ?same and other evidences bring the same
to Judgement in his said Majesty's Court of Admiralty in Brest whereof the arlate
Thomas Holder Esquire was Judge and the said two shipps and their respective ladings were
found to bee good prize and were accordingly condemned this deponent
being then present at and taking notice of the premisses. And saith that
the two sentences annexed were and are as hee verily beleeveth the true
Copies of the said sentences of Adjudication or condemnation, and knoweth the
same to bee wholy written and subscribed by Ben: Johnson, then Register
of the said Court of Admiralty. with whose handwriting this deponent is very
well acquainted having often seene him write and received very many letters
from him. And saith that it was the use and Custome of the Court of Admiralty arlate to
condemne all such shipps and ladings as were taken by the Kings Commission arlate to the
King as the shipps and goods of trayters, though all the man of warr that tooke them was
sett out by the Captaine or other owners, And soe hee saith the arlate shipp the
Loyall James was sett fitted and equipped out by the said Codd and Dillen on
behalfe of themselves and the rest of the owners, And saith that deducting
tenths and fifteenths to the King and Duke of Yorke the owner of the man of warr
is to have one third part, the Victualler another third part, and the Captaine
and Company the other third, of all prizes Et alr referendo se ad Jura
et consuetudines arlate et [?dras] sententias et contenta in easdemquer
[?XXXXX] [?XXXX] nescit.

Ad 11. 12. et 13 arlos deponit that he knoweth the arlate Captaine Ignatio Brett
But cannot depose to the Contents of these arles but by hearesay, and by
the relation of others.

Ad 14 arlum deponit that hee hath seene a letter from the said Clauson Vanderzippe
to the said Captaine Brett desireing him to come to Ostend to treat with him aboaut the
dammages done to his the said Bretts shipp And soe saw the same about three
or fowre yeers since. And beleeveth it to bee in the hands of Sir Anthony
Massry. And the said Brett went over as hee understood, and was then
abused. and returned without any satisffaction and to make and escape least hee should loose his life there. Et alr nescit.


pd. Mr.

Ad primum rend:t that hee liveth neere Ratcliffe Crosse in Stepney parish and hath
lived there neere these five yeares last, and come that the request of Sir Anthony