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6th die mensis february 1666/

The Saint Jacob cujus [?XXXXXXXX]}
[?XXXXXXXXXXXXXX] et non bona in [?XXXX]}

Trouls Neilson de Larwick in Norway
Nauta XXX Master due navis the Saint Jacob de
Larwick, annos agens 29 aut circiter dicit et
deponit prout sequitur videlicet.

Ad [?sixtum] arlum dei Libelli deponit et dicit
That hee the deponent well knoweth the ship Saint Jacob now in controversy
and was Master of her for about foure yeeres before her seizure
hereunder mentioned and saith, that during all that time she hath of
his knowledge bin imployed to bring Deales and great timber, spars and balkes
from Norway to London on the account and risgoe of the producent Mr
Edward Smith (commonly called Alderman Smith) and Mr Edward Lee Deale
Merchant of London, and saith that in March last the said Mr Smith and Mr
Lee did by himself the said Mr Lees servant their in
Norway but since come to London lade on board the said ship Saint Jacob at
Larwick in Norway, about five or six and twenty [?till] of Timber ten
thousand and od hundred of Deales and about five or six hundred of small
balkes and about three hundred of sparrs and about forty fadom of fire
wood to be brought in the said shipp from Larwick directly to this Port
of London (whether shee was directly bound) for and on the sole and propper
account (as he is well assured) of them the sayd Mr Smith and Mr Lee
and here the same were to be delivered to them to be disposed of by them
at their pleasure as their owne goods, and saith that this deponent sawe the
sayd Mr Lees sayd servant pay for the sayd Lading at Larwick before
the sayd ships coming thence et alr nescit./

Ad 7um arlum deponit That before the sayd ship Saint Jacob came away with the sayd
Lading from Larwick her owners (being Danes) made the sayd Mr Smith
and Mr Lee promise that they would pay for the sayd shipp and
make her good to them in case shee should be seized by the English or
Scotch, the sayd owners of the sayd ship otherwise refusing to
adventure her the sayd voyage, and saith that hee this deponent
(before his coming with the sayd ship from Larwick the sayd
=voyage) sawe Letters from the sayd Mr Smith and Mr Lee to the sayd owners
wherein they promised the sayd owners to pay them for the sayd ship in case
shee should miscarry by English or Scotch seizure or to that effect, And
=the sayd ships owners being satisfyed therewith the sayd ship
departed from Larwick with her sayd Lading to come directly to this
Port of London, and saith that the sayd Mr Smith and Mr Lee by reason
=of their sayd promise ran the risgo of the sayd ship in case of her miscarriage
by English or Scotch seizure, and are by their sayd promise obliged and
are to pay for the sayd ship to the sayd Danish owners in case she is not
restored and freed from the Scotch seizure hereafter mentioned, and if the
sayd Mr Smith and Mr Lee doe not pay them for the sayd ship quietly hee is most
assured that they will sue them for her vallue et alr nescit deponere.