Van Reyton master one yeare, the ''King Da … Van Reyton master one yeare, the ''King David'' Jacob Young master<br />
as long as he can remember, and the sayd shipp ''Saint Anthony'' this deponent<br />
master since May last, and saith he this Rendent for and on the<br />
behalfe of the foresayd Owners of the sayd shipp did att Amsterdam<br />
about May last buy the same of a merchant of Amsterdam whose<br />
name he remembreth not for 7000 guilders which moneyes this<br />
Rendent payd to the sayd merchant for the sayd shipp and saith<br />
there was a bill of sale made of and for the sayd shipp whereto this<br />
deponent was privy and present att the making thereof. And otherwise<br />
he cannot depose, saving he hath knowne the ''fflora'' Boyes Peters master<br />
this yeare, the ''fortune'' Hans Clauson aster about 5 yeares, the ''Hope''<br />
John Peterson master this voyage onely./
To the fourth he saith that since the beginning of May 1652 and<br />
since till May 1653. the sayd shipp ''King David'' Witte Witteson Master<br />
and the ''Anthony'' this Rendent master did belong to Amsterdam in Holland<br />
and otherwise referring himselfe to his foregoeing depositions he<br />
cannot depose saving that the sayd shipp ''Saint Anthony'' was bound for<br />
Rochall in ffrance.
To the fifth he saith there was laden aboard the sayd shipp ''Sain Anthony'' a horse for<br />
the Accompt of the sayd Jurgan, and one hundred deale boards for<br />
this Rendents Accompt who bought the same of Roger Stubbs of Hamburgh<br />
for 20 Ryx dollars, att Hamburg and there payd the sayd moneyes<br />
for them in July last and did himselfe lade the same for his owne<br />
Accompt. And otherwise cannot depose.
To the sixth he saith he was borne at Hamburgh and inhabites<br />
there and is owner of the sayd deales and 1/16 part of the shipp<br />
'Anthony'' of which he hopeth to have restitution
To the 7. negatively to every part thereof.
To the .8. he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.
To the .9. he knoweth nothing thereof.
To the 10. he saith he knwoeth nothing thereof
To the .11. he saith he had severall writings aboard the sayd shipp the<br />
''Anthony'' at the tyme of the seizure thereof all which are now as<br />
he beleeveth in the Registry of this Court and further cannot<br />
depose saving that noe papers were att any tyme since the ''Anthony''<br />
came from Hamburgh torne throwne overboard burnt or any wayes<br />
To the 12. e saith he knoweth not from whence the ''Hope'' Martin ][?MXXXX]<br />
master or ''Salvador'' or ''Starr'' or any of them came nor whither bound or<br />
whither to returne.
To the 13. he saith the ''Saint Anthony'', ''Carfanger'', ''King David'' Witte<br />
Witteson Master and the ''ffortune'' Bernard Verdunck master were all<br />
built in Holland, and further saving his foregoeing depositions<br />
he cannot depose, saving that the ''Saint Anthony'' came into the Elva about May last
To the .14. he saith he cannot depose.
To the .15. he saith he cannot depose otherwise than he hath deposed
To the .16. he saith that the respective masters of the sau=yd shipp<br />
have bene masters thereof respectively for so long tyme as this<br />
deponent hath knowne the sayd shippes according to his declaration<br />
above sayd whereto he referreth himselfe.
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Sam Delaplace [SIGNATURE. LH SIDE]<br />
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The fourth day of November 1653.
Examined upon the sayd allegation
'''Witte Wittens''' of Hamburgh Mariner Master of<br />
the sayd shipp ''King David'' aged 25 yeares or thereabouts<br />
a witnes sworne and examined deposeth and saith as followethd examined deposeth and saith as followeth +