goe for the accompt of his [?common] owner … goe for the accompt of his [?common] owners, consigned to Jacques van [?RXXX]<br />
of Hamborough. All which hee knoweth because hee this deponent received<br />
all the said silver aboard the said shipp and signed bills of<br />
lading for the same with his owne hand, namely three bills of lading (all of one tenor) for<br />
each parcell, and that every of the bills of lading nowe showed unto<br />
him were and are one of the said three soe signed by him at or about the time<br />
of the said lading, and were brought alonge and seized in the said shipp, and<br />
the same were and are true and reall bills of lading,<br />
in respect of the baggs, quantities of silver, markes and [?XXXX]<br />
and persons to whom consigned and to whose accompt, but for the<br />
persons therein said to be the laders hee doth not knowe<br />
them, or any by those names, yet hee well knoweth the true laders, and knoweth them<br />
to be such as are free [?in ?XXXXXing to ?XX nation ?XXXXX ?XXX burgers and Spaniards ?XXXXXX]<br />
of names of the laders in the bills expressed hee beleeveth them to be feigned in reagard of [?XXXX]<br />
And further saith that<br />
hee well knoweth all the persons mentioned and said in the said schedule<br />
to be of Hamborough, to be really and truely there dwelling and subiects<br />
of that place, this deponent living alsoe there, where hee saith hee was<br />
borne. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the crosse Interrogatorries.
To the first hee saith hee hath not any part or share in the said silver<br />
or any part thereof.
To the second hee saith hee had not any license or passeport of the laders for<br />
the said silver aboard the said shipp.
To the third and 4 negatively, saying hee knoweth not any person of the name<br />
of William Johason, nor sawe any such at Cales that hee knoweth of, nor<br />
any other of the persons interrogated, saving the said Sivert Goodman, whom<br />
hee there sawe, and received of him the silver laden in his name, and<br />
otherwise referring himselfe to his foregoing deposition, and saving the same<br />
hee cannot depose.
To the 5th hee saith the said Adrian Yoncker and all the rest of the Hamburghers<br />
schedulated drive a greate trade in Spaine, and send goods thither in many shipps<br />
And otherwise hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.
To the 6th hee referreth himselfe to the said bills of lading remayning in<br />
this Court and to his foregoing deposition, and otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the 7th and 8th hee saith hee signed all the said bills aboard, and that hee<br />
delivered the two for each parcell to the Barkero or such other person that<br />
brought the same, and kept the third for each parcell (being all [?XX]<br />
the said bills nowe showne unto him) was never out of his possession<br />
till the seizure in question. And saith hee remembreth not the names<br />
of such barkeros or persons that brought the said bills to be signed<br />
and received the said two for each parcell back from hom, and otherwise<br />
hee cannot answer saving his foregoing deposition.
To the 9th and 10 hee cannot depose for hee never brought any silver from [?Cadiz]<br />
before, nor knoweth what othes doe therein.
To the 11th and twelveth hee saith hee cannot depose, not knwoing<br />
ought of the matters interrogated as hee saith, but hath heard that it is<br />
dangerous to lade greate quantities of silver at Cadiz [?XXXXX]
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