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The twelveth of December 1653.

On behalfe of the State}

Row dt.

George Richards aged 23 yeares or thereabouts,
and John Billy, aged 20 yeares
or thereabouts, both lately of the company of the Nightingale
frigot, Captaine Jacob Reynolds commannder sworne before
the right Worshipfull William Clerke doctor of lawes and
Charles George Cock Esquire, Judges of the high Court
of the Admiraltie, say and depose by vertue of their oathes.

That the said Captaine Reynolds and company in the said frigot in the
immediate service of this Commonwealth in or about the moneth of August
1652 were off Gravelinge met with and tooke a vessell of the burthen
of betweene 3 and 400 tonnes or thereabouts with 29 or 30 men named the ffort of Rochell
a man of warr belonging to Rochell, bound with provisions for the releife
of dunquirke; and sent her for dover; and say that the said prize
was alone taken by the said Captaine and company in the Nightingale friggot
and that there was noe other shipp whatsoever in company of or in consortshipp with the said frigot
or otherwise present or assisting to the said seizure, or giving chace
to the said prize, butonly the said frigot, which alone tooke the said prize

George Richds [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]



The 12th of december 1653.

[?XXX] and company against the Yonge bore}

Examined upon the Interrogatories in preparatorio annexed
to a Commission.


Hendrick Johnson of Embden mariner, master of a shipp
of that port named the Love, aged 54 yeares or threabouts
sworne and examined.

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth
the shipp the yonge Bore interrogated, and hath soe donne for theise six
yeeres last past or thereabouts, during which space shee hath belonged to the said
port of Embden, in East freezland, and that her owners are the Greenland
company of Embden, and have for the most part imployed her in the
Greenland voyage, and were and are dwellers in and subiects of Embden
under the Earle of East freezland, and by name were and are
Elias duÿfe, John Gansons, Comfort Webben, jance Lucas, Martin
Wolcke, Abraham Slosse, John harms, [?Jacos] Symonds, the widowe of
henrick van Ruÿle, [?hener] helling, and heinrick Gyrrards, which hee
knoweth because hee this deponent is a Skipper of the same port, and hath
seene and taken notice that they have from time to time sett her out as sowners
thereof, and they being the Greenland company of Embden hee the better
remembreth their names, but of what part each man is owner or where
shee was built hee saith this deponent knoweth not, nor sawe hee any money
paid therefore, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that hee well knoweth the master of the said shipp
the yonge Bore harman haddiker to be an Embdener and there dwellinge
and to be a native of Morden neare unto and under the dominion of Embden
and saith the Stiersman is alsoe an Embdener and there Inhabitant and soe
is this deponent, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith the said owners have alwaies lived in Embden, and not elswhere
which hee knoweth having alsoe lived there all his time, and otherwise cannot
depose, saving none of the said owners are subiects of the States of the United Netherlands or of
the ffrench king

To the 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. and 12 hee cannot depose otherwise then as aforesaid not being in the
said voyage in question nor knowing ought thereof.

hindrick Yonson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]