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The last of November 1652. [CENTRE HEADING]

The keepers of the Libertie of England}
by authoritie of Parliament against the}
shipp Sampson. Otto George Comander}


Otto George of Lubeck Mariner
Commannder of the said vessell the
Samson aged 37 yeares or thereabouts
sworne before the right worshipfull John Exton
doctor of lawes one of the Judges of the
high Court of the Admiraltie and examined
upon certaine Interrogatories ministred on the behalfe of the
State saith as followeth videlicet.

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that
his owners were and are all Spaniards and dutch, and this deponent
a lubecker, namely Vincent Van Campen of Cadiz in Spaine
owner of an eighth part, John de Windt of the same owner of an
eighth part and ffrederico Bevia of the same of an eighth part
daniel da Lione and ffrancis Peralti of the same ioyntly of an eighth part
Robert [?Jacomo] of the same of an eighth part, Cornelis [?Lemans] of the
same of an eighth part and heee this deponent of Lubeck of an eighth
part, and saith the said Vincent van Campen, daniel Lione, and
ffrancis Panninck were and are all natives of hamborow and John de
Windt of Cortrijke in fflannders and this deponent of [?XXXX] in [?Lunenverg]
and that hee this deponent liveth at present at Lubeck and hath soe donne for theise
nine yeares last and before that two yeares at [?Luckstat] in danmarke, and
further that the said Robert [?Jacomo] was and is a native of [?Rijssell]
and Cornelis [?Lemons] of Antwerp, and that the said Vincent van
Campen, daniel Lione, ffrancisco Panninck, John de Windt Robert
Jacomo and Cornelis Lemmons have longe lived in Spaine namely
every one at least fifteene yeares and the others more and that the
said ffrederick Bevia, don Joseph and ffrancisco Peralti were
and are Spaniards borne and there dwelling all their times, and
that about five yeares since namely in the yeare 1647 this deponent
on behalfe of his said owners bought the said shipp at Lubeck
of Antonio Wessell a Lubecker, and paid for the same with their
moneys, saving one Peter van den berck was then owner of the part
of the said Cornelius Lemmon, who upon the said Peters death bought
the said part, and saith the said Peter was alsoe a native of
Cortrick and lived longe in Spaine, and died about two yeares since
And upon the said buying the said shipp as aforesaid by this deponent
the said Antonio Wessell made him a bill of sale thereof to the
use of his said owners.

To the third hee saith that hee this examinate hath bin master of the
said vessell ever since buying her, saving that the last yeare
hee was interrupted in his said commannd for the space of three monethes
by the ffrench who tooke her comming from Spaine bound for Gen[?oa]
and sold her againe to this deponent, and saith shee was new built
when this deponent soe bought her at Lubeck, and this deponent
was constituted master by his said owners. And otherwise saving as aforesaid
hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that the said shipp went in the yeare 1649 from
Amsterdam for the downes and there tooke in goods brought from London
to be transported for Cadiz, and [?and] [?come] from Cadiz last before [?her]
late comming into the downes and his staying there, and that in the [?XXXX]