To the said allegation and the three bills … To the said allegation and the three bills of lading therein mentioned<br />
annexed thereunto, and now shewed unto him this deponent hee saith and<br />
deposeth that shortly after the receiving the said goods aboard, namely assoone<br />
as the last of them were come aboard hee this deponent at Santa Cruse<br />
before the setting of the said shipp to saile thence did with his owne hand<br />
signe or subscribe all the said three bills at the time of the date thereof,<br />
and that they were and are all true for ought hee knoweth to the contrary<br />
and after the said firming or signing of them this deponent delivered<br />
the same back to the said Thomas Clerq, from whom hee beleeveth they<br />
come hether by the way of Amsterdam, And otherwise saving his<br />
foregoeing deposition hee cannot depose.
To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee saith that hee hath bin about two yeares master of the<br />
said shipp the ''Morning starr'', and came first aboard her at Amsterdam,<br />
and otherwise hee cannot answer saving his foregoeing deposition.
To the second hee saith that hee knoweth not the person of the said hendrick<br />
Matthias, and otherwise hee cannot answer.
To the third and 4th hee saith that hee never knew the said Thomas Clerq<br />
before this voyage whereon hee met and saw him at Santa Cruse, and saith<br />
hee is a batchelour, and liveth there as a merchant stranger, and that<br />
the said Thomas came aboard this deponents said shipp there in one<br />
of the boates that brought some of the said goods aboard, And<br />
otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the 5th it concerneth him not for hee hath not deposed ought to the<br />
To the 6th negatively for his part, and otherwise<br />
cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the 7th hee saith hee had the roll or booke interrogated in his chest<br />
aboard the said shipp at the time of the said seizure, and after the said<br />
seizure, this deponent with his owne hand at Milford haven delivered<br />
the same to the said Captaine Baker commander of the ''Lizard<br />
To the 8th hee saith that all that is written in the said roll is reall and true.
To the 9th hee saith hee signed<br />
six other bills of lading, namely two<br />
of the tenor of each of the three annexed, for the goods therein mentioned,<br />
being nine in all, videlicet three of each sort, and that<br />
there was not any of them aboard the said shipp when shee was seized<br />
nor brought in her from Santa Cruse, but were all left with the said<br />
Thomas Clerq, And otherwise hee cannot answer.
To the 10th hee saith the said bill were signed by this deponent in a<br />
house neere the sea side at Santa Cruse, and neere the place<br />
where the said shipp was lying, where the said Thomas Clerq and<br />
this deponent were together, and there this deponent delivered them<br />
all to the said Thomas Clerq after hee had soe signed the same<br />
And otherwise hee cannot answer.
Clause Willems [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
Repeated before doctor Godolphin.
To the 11th hee saith that for all other goods XXX besides the foresaid goods claimed in<br />
this court and by him predeposed, he alsoe signed bills of ladeing, saving for the goods<br />
claimed by one Passenier in this Court for which hee saith hee signed noe bills of ladeing<br />
all which bills by him soe signed, were for ought hee knoweth to the contrary XXXX XXX<br />
reall and not XXXX colourable, and saith that none of his said bills were XXXX XXXX<br />
XXXXX knoweth aboard the said shipp XXX to have of the XXXXXXXXXXXX but were all XXXXXXXXXXX</margin>
Tout were all XXXXXXXXXXX</margin>