[To Interrogatories in the third place now … [To Interrogatories in the third place nowe first ad[?mitted]
To the first hee saith hee was and is a Lunenburger as aforesaid, and<br />
To the second hee saith that the Stiersman and Purser of the said shipp<br />
the ''Sampson'' were the persons that cheifely had the oversight of the ''Sampson''<br />
and taking notice of the silver and other goods as they were brought and<br />
laden aboard the said shipp, and otherwise hee cannot answer saving<br />
as aforesaid being cooke of the vessell and taking noe notice of her<br />
matter of lading in the particulars aforesaid.
To the third hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the fourth hee cannot depose.
To the fifth hee saith hee knoweth Roderigo [?Alonso] and John<br />
de Vint both of Cadiz mentioned in the bills of lading annexed<br />
the laders and Adrian Yoncker to whom there is in the said bills<br />
mention made of goods to be consigned unto him, and saith the said<br />
Roderigo [?Alonso] was and is a Spaniard borne and John de Wint a<br />
ffleming and Adrian Yoncker a native of hamburgh and for such they<br />
were and are commonly accompted, and saith that none of the persons or<br />
parties to whom any of the said silver or goods were or are consigned<br />
acquainted this deponent that they expected any such commodiities<br />
in the said shipp from Cadiz, And otherwise hee cannot depose<br />
saving as aforesaid.
To the last hee saith that hee doth not knowe nor is perswaded in his<br />
conscience that the goods mentioned in the bills of lading doe belonge to<br />
ffrench men or subiects of the ffrench kinge or of the States of the<br />
United Provinces, and that they doe belonge to the parties to whom<br />
they are consigned in the bills or such for whose accompt they were laden.<br />
and hee beleeveth that the bills of lading were and are true and reall. And<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose.
Repeated before Mr [?Baron].
The 20th of december 1652. [?XXXX XXXX] [CENTRE HEADING]
Examined upon the fore said allegation/
'''Erasmus Jacobson''' of ffrederick stat in Norway Sailor one of the company<br />
of the said shipp the ''Sampson'' aged 26 yeares or<br />
thereabouts, sworne and examined.
To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that hee doth not knowe who are the<br />
owners of the shipp the ''Sampson'' interrogated and otherwise cannot depose
To the second hee saith that hee is not a witnesse to the bill of sale [?nor]<br />
sawe any money paid for the said shipp, and otherwise cannot depose
To the third hee saith that the name of the master of the said shipp is<br />
Otto George, who hath bin master thereof as longe as this deponent<br />
hath bin in her which hath bin about tenn monethes last, this deponent<br />
coming then first aboard her at Tholon in ffrance, And otherwise hee<br />
To the fourth hee saith that the said shipp came last from Cales<br />
before her seizure, and was going for Ostend the port of her dischardge<br />
And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the fifth hee saith that the said shipp at the time of her seizure<br />
was laden with woolls, wine, some silver, and some other goods, but<br />
how much of each or any hee cannot tell, being a common Sailor in<br />
her and soe not acquainted with the affaires of the lading in regard<br />
of the quantitie, nor for whose accompt, nor did the laders acquaint him<br />
for whose accompt they were. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
[?xxx]. And otherwise hee cannot depose.