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THe same day/:-

Examined upon the said Allegation:-


Peter Vkies of Lines in the Land of Groningen
in the Dominion of the States Generall Mariner
aged 29. yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined
asith as followeth, videlicet:/

To the first second, third and fourth articles of the said Allegation hee saith
and deposeth, That the arlate Otto Caper a Councellor of Bremen
John Caper hos sonne, John Schomaker and Cordt Engelken, Hendrich [?KXXX]
and ffrans Berentson all Ctizens and inhabitants of Bremen, and Subjects
of that ffree State, have for theise three yeares last past beene and at present
are the true and lawfull Owners each of them of one eighth part of the
shipp the Queene Esther arlate and of her Tackle apparrell and furniture, and John Harrnausen Snack the
Master thereof is also Owner of 1/4. part of the same, and for all that time the
said Owners have bene in the peaceable posession of the same, and have employed her
upon severall voyages for their accompt, during which time shee hath constantly
belonged to Bremen aforesaid, and to the persons predeposed, who are commonly
accompted and reputed the true Proprietors thereof, And saith That
about 14. or 15. weekes sincem the said shipp under the Conduct of the said Master
by direction from the said Owners went from the Port of Embden upon a
Voyage to Wisbay in Gottland to take in a ladeing of tarr, and to transport the
same to Bremen there to be delivered unto the said producents And accordingly
the said Master being with the said shipp arrived at Wisbay aforesaid hee
there Caused about 50. lasts of Tarre to bee Laden and putt aboard the said shipp
for the Accompt aforesaid. After which departing with her said ladeing towards
Bremen, shee and her lading were mett withall surprized and taken by some
of the shipps of this Commonwealth and brought up into England where they now
remaine/ The premisses hee knoweth being one of the shipps Companie
and having for severall yeares last past frequented the Citie of Bremen [?is]
there growne acquainted with the said Master his shipp and the Proprietor
thereof predeposed, and being imployed and hired about twelve moneths since
by the said Master, to goe upon a voyage with the said shipp from Bremen to
Riga in the East Sea for the service of the said Owners which hee also did, and
since hath been by teh same employed upon the Voyage in question, which [?XXX]
to agreement was to terminate at Bremen aforesaid. And otherwise hee cannot

To the last hee saith, his foregoing deposition is true:-/

To the Crosse Interrogatories:-/

To the first hee saith, hee was belonging to and aboard the shipp interrate at the
time of her late seizure, and first saw her at Bremen about 3. yeares since
John Hannansen Snack then being Master of her, and that by the [?appointment] of(her