harman Becker his freighter dwelling there … harman Becker his freighter dwelling there, to be paid [?here] upon the deliverance<br />
of his lading [?XXXX] 92 dollers which hee received in hand; And saith that this deponent and the said Martin [?Mekel] caused<br />
the said shipp to be built and then sold out the other parts to their said nowe<br />
fellowe owners, of whom this deponent received and caused the money payable<br />
for the same to be received for the said parts.
To the third hee saith hee this deponent was borne and hathlived all his time<br />
in Stettin and was and is a subiect of the Queene of Sweden<br />
and that his company are some of them Stetiners, others of dantzike, one<br />
of denmarke, and all Easterlings.
To the fourth hee saith the said owners have dwelt all their times at Stettin<br />
saving the said Becker, whom this deponent hath not knowne otherwise then<br />
this voyage, and otherwise negatively.
To the 5th hee saith his lading consistteth of 147 bundles of hemp<br />
16 fatts of pot ashes, two hundred barrells of linsead, 18 stocks of clapboard,<br />
12 peees of planck, halfe a last of tarr, halfe a last of gritts, and<br />
some firewood and wooden pinns, all laden at Riga saving the said plancks<br />
and pinns, which this deponent brought in the said shipp from Stetin and<br />
that the said plancks and pinns belonge to this deponent and the said owners of Stettin, and the said clap board<br />
to him and the said Becker and that the rest of the said lading<br />
was laden by the said Becker who freighted him together<br />
with one Tilman [?Bramer] of Roga, and Bartholomew harne of the same<br />
which Becker, Bramer and harne laded the rest of the said goods and told<br />
this deponent that it was all free goods, but who the said foods belonge<br />
unto whether to them the said freighters or not hee saith hee knoweth<br />
not, and saith hee was freighted for dunquirke there to dischardge<br />
unlesse at dunquirke their correspondents should agree with this deponent<br />
there and [?get] him to goe to London with the said goods, and that the persons<br />
at dunquirke to whom hee was consigned were Abraham van hoaghgarde<br />
and Phillip de Pape.
To the 6th hee saith that hee signed three bills of lading for the said goods<br />
which hee had in the said shipp and which with his other papers were seized<br />
by Captaine Swaine and company, and that hee signed them at Riga<br />
and hee referreth himselfe to the said bills which hee supposeth to be brought<br />
into this Court, and otherwise hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.
To the 7th hee saith hee was never in ffrance bot hath bin in holland<br />
in theise last 8 yeares, and that hee knoweth not the said de Pape and<br />
To the 8 hee saith hee was to finish his voyage and receive his freight at<br />
dunquirke, unlesse hee was there agreed with anew for London.
To the 9th hee saith hee had nowe but a Stetin flagge aboard, and was<br />
seized at sea by Captaine Swaine neere the [?Jutza] Riff, And otherwise<br />
hee cannot depose.
To the 10th hee saith hee was freighted by Charterpartie, which was alsoe<br />
seized by the said Swaine, and that the said Charter partie was made at Riga.
To the 11th hee saith the said harman Becker is a native of Riga and<br />
there dwelling, and otherwise negatively.
To the 12th hee saith the said Becker and the said [>Breuner] and [?hance]<br />
laded the said goods soe as aforesaid not belonging to this deponent and owners,<br />
and that this deponent hath not yet received any part of his freight,<br />
and otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.
To the 13th negatively.
To the 14 negatively to every part thereof.
[>Mis gall] [?XXXXgra] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
Repeated before doctor Clarke dorctor Godolphin<br />
and Collonel Cock.r Godolphin<br />
and Collonel Cock. +