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24th Augusti 66 [CENTRE HEADING]

Dnus nr Rex con navem the Deale or Death
cujus Hancaus Decker le Doata [?XXXX]}

Super InterrOGATORIA in praepario. Examinat.

dt Rex

Oilfe Nomos de ffeure prope ffrederickstadt in Holstatia
Nauta, annos agens. 30 aut eo circiter testis
productus et Juratus

Ad primum 2 et reliqua Interria deponit that the Interrogated shipp the Death
belongeth and hath belonged to ffrederickstadt ever since her building
there which happened about five or six yeares since, and was
hired to serve in the said shipp; Death, about Easter last by the Skipper
named Hance Decker le Doate, at ffrederickstadt, where the owners
of her live, but who are the owners are what their names are
or of what parts they are owners hee knowteth not but beleeveth
them to bee ffree persons under the Dominions of the Duke of Holsten
And saith that since he soe served in the said shipp she never was
in any of the ports or places of the ffrench King or states of
Holland, but has bin once in Norway but saith that this deponent
was borne in ffeure neere ffrederickstadt and when he is
not at sea hee liveth with his father and mother there dwelling
and housekeepe
And saith the said shipp is of the burthen of about 32 tonns and had
on board her a lading of Oake Timber (for building of shipping and
Houses) laded on board her by severall merchants living
at ffrederickstadt, but their names hee knoweth not, nor for whoe
act the same were laden nor knoweth hee to whom consigned, but
saith the same were to be delivered in Holland or in the dominions of the said States and the laders of the
said timber he knoweth to dwell and bee inhabitants of ffrederickstadt
And saith that since he became marriner and served in the said ship
she made a voyage from ffrederickstadt to Norway in Ballast
and returned thence with a lading of Deale boards to ffrederickstadt
And saith that at her seizure she had not any ffrench Danish or Hollands
ffactors aboard, nor any ffrench Danish or Hollands Colours onboard but the
Nettle leafe the ffrederickstadt fflag was on board
saving there are some other fflaggs on board
as guifts with their Coates of armes in them which severall merchants have given them, There were
with this deponent three persons on board which was the whole Company
the other two namely the skipper and Cooke are natives
of ffrederickstadt where the skipper liveth when hee is at
home and hath a wife and children there,
all ffree persons under the Duke of Holstein.
And that what papers were on board the said shipp came to the hands
of the Captaine of the Crowne ffrigott that tooke and seized them
off the River of Emms upon the Coast of Holland without concealing or making away
any of them. And that upon their said seizure they declared that
the said shipp and lading belonged to ffrederickstadt to owners and
merchants there, all ffree persons, but were bound for Holland, and
the said seizure happened about twelve dayes since: And saith that
the said shipp hath made three voyages since hee served in her the first was as aforesd in Ballast
from ffrederickstadt to Norway whence she returned with
Deales to ffrederickstadt where shee delivered her said lading.
And then going a second voyage from ffrederickstadt to Norway in