and saith that the said Witt is alsoe one … and saith that the said Witt is alsoe one of this deponents owners, and in the Springe last<br />
before the said shipp finishingg and proceeding from Lubeck this deponent had speech<br />
with the said Peter Mayer John Witt, Joachim Baltenhagen and hendrick Vanter<br />
and heard them say that they together with the said detlefson were the sole owners<br />
of the said vessell tackle and furniture, And further hee saith they were and are<br />
commonly accompted and reputed. And further that hee this deponent hath well<br />
knowne the said Peter Mayer, John Witt Joachim Baltenhagen and hendrick<br />
Venter for theise twenty yeares last and upwards during which space they have<br />
lived and live at present in Lubeck and were and are Burghers and Subiects<br />
of that free state and for such they and the said detlefson were and are commonly<br />
reputed, which hee knoweth being alsoe an Inhabitant and burgher there and<br />
having soe bin for above twenty yeares last. And otherwise hee cannot<br />
To the Interrogatories.
To the first hee saith hee sawe the said shipp at Lubeck as aforesaid in the Springe<br />
last before shee was quite finished, but hath not since seene her this deponent<br />
then departing thence on a voyage, but hath mett and severall times lately seene<br />
her said master here, who saith shee lieth nowe at Dover. And otherwise hee cannot<br />
answer saving as aforesaid.
To the second hee saith the said master is a lubecker borne, and hath lived all<br />
or the most of his time there, and hath bin married there about a yeere and a<br />
halfe last to one of the same towne, And otherwise hee cannot depose saving<br />
To the last hee saith hee beleeveth the contrary referring himselfe to his<br />
WOL .TER JO . HAN . SEN [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
Repeated with his precontest before the three<br />
Judges in Court.
The 16th of November 1653.
Examined upon the foresaid allegation.
'''John Groobe''' of Lubeck Mariner master of a shipp of that port<br />
nowe lying at Dover aged 42 yeares or thereabouts sworne and<br />
To the first and second articles of the said allegation gee saith that hee<br />
well knoweth the shipp the ''Hope'' arlate (Hendrick Venter master) and her owners arlate<br />
Peter Meyer David Detlefson, John Witt, Joachim Baltenhagen and the said<br />
Hendrick Venter, and saith the said shipp was built at Lubeck about a yeere<br />
since by the said owenrs of this deponents sight and knowledge, living there<br />
and seeing the said worke goe on by their ordering, whereof this deponent came to<br />
take the more notice being a master of a shipp of that same port, and the said Venter<br />
was put master of the said shipp by the said owners, and for the true and<br />
sole owners thereof the said persons were and are commonly accompted, and saith<br />
that this is her first voyage. And further that the said Peter Meyer and all<br />
the said other owners predeposed were and are Inhabitants of the citie of<br />
Lubeck and subiects of that free state and for such commnly reputed,<br />
which hee knoweth being alsoe Inhabitant and a subiect there. And otherwise<br />
hee cannot depose.
To the Interrogatories.
To the first hee saith hee sawe the said shipp building at Lubeck as aforesaid<br />
and about tenn dayes since hee sawe her at Dover, whether shee is brought<br />
up by a private man of warr, and well knoweth her to be the same having<br />
as aforesaid seene her at Lubeck both in building and finished.
To Lubeck both in building and finished.