thither amongest other prizes that hee had … thither amongest other prizes that hee had taken from the Turkes<br />
and that this deponent went a voyage to Genoa and came againe<br />
to Cadiz, and still found her there and then found the said Barent<br />
Claeson in treatie with the Vice Admirall about buying her,<br />
which buying and selling afterwards ensewed, and this deponent was<br />
acquainted therewith, although hee did not see the money paid,<br />
but was acquainted with bills of exchange and order for money<br />
received by the said Barent from Amsterdam from his owners.<br />
And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the nineth hee saith the said Claes Johnson first became<br />
master of the said shipp ''Nicholas'' at Cadiz aforesaid. And otherwise<br />
hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the 10th hee saith that when the ''Nicholas'' was haled by the<br />
''Maidstone'', and asked whence shee came, it was answered, that<br />
shee came from the West Indies, and hee heard noe mention<br />
made of Currarso, which hee beleeveth hee should, if the same had<br />
bin named, for hee was upon the deck, and marked what was asked<br />
and answered. And saith they fitted themselves for defence before<br />
the ''Maidstone'' came soe neere that they could see what shipp<br />
or whence shee was, not knowing but shee might be a Turke<br />
or Pyrat, but when they found her to be an English frigot, they<br />
endeavoured not nor intended any resistance, and otherwise negatively<br />
referring himselfe to his foregoeing deposition..
Repeated before doctor Godolphin.
The marke of the<br />
said Simon '''V''' Claeson [MARKE, RH SIDE]
The 22th of Aprill 1658. [CENTRE HEADING]
Examined upon the foresaid allegation.
'''Court Thysen''' of Amsterdam Sailor, late one of the<br />
Company of the said shipp the ''Nicholas'', aged 22<br />
yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined.
To the first and second articles hee saith and deposeth that hee<br />
this deponent being in the time of the late warrs betweene England<br />
and holland at Guiney the shipp the ''Milke Maide'' of Amsterdam<br />
on a trading voyage in service of the dutch West India Company<br />
saw the arlate Claes Johnson and Barent Claeson there trading<br />
in two shipps whereof they were masters, named (as hee heard) the<br />
''Angell'' and ''Yellow Sun''. And saith they having finished their<br />
busines, and taken in their Negro's before the ''Milkemaide'',<br />
departed with their said shipps and Negroes for the West India Ilands<br />
leaving the ''Milke Maide'' still trading in Guiney.
To the fourth, fifth sixth and 7 articles hee saith and deposeth that after<br />
the premises (the time otherwise hee doth not remember) this deponent<br />
being at Cadiz in Spaine where hee remained for some space to<br />
learneained for some space to<br />