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one and the same shipp uner the sayd severall names of the [?Child]
and Leopard successively, and that the same formerly was as hee
hath credibly heard and beleiveth a prize shipp, and sold by the
subcommissioners for prize goods at Dover to the foresayd Thomas
Dawkes, of whom this deponent bought the same for the use of
Daniel Thyson and by his order in maner before sett forth. And
this deponent hath likewise credibly heard that the sayd sub Commissioners
have made a Bill of Sale of the same to the sayd Dawkes, And this
deponent further saith that upon the second day of October last past
teh sayd shipp sett sayle from Dover under the Command of this [?XXX]
Michael van Kerkhaven, and that meeting with a Crosse winde
and being upon her returne for Dover was the 4th of October last mett withall by one
Captaine Phillips his Capers, and that the sayd shipp Leopard being
well knowne to be a free shipp ws dismist by the sayd Caper and
came into Dover alone, and that after 7 or 8 dayes stay att Dover
without ant molestation, or so much as a waiter aboard being ready
to sett sayle the second tyme the sayd shipp was stayed and hindered
in her voyage and designe by the allegat Mr Delavall. And saith
that from the tyme the sayd shipp Leopard formerly called the
Blackbusse was sould to Thomas Dawkes by the sayd Commissioners
she never sett out to sea till the 2nd of October aforesayd, now hath
bene att any other port since her such being sould but Dover only
And this deponent moreover saith that the sayd Daniel Thyson [?XX]
about 2 or 3 yeares last past of the certaine knowledge of this deponent
hath bene and now is an Inhabitant and Burgher of Ostend [?and]
during the sayd tyme he hath lived and still doth live with his
wife children and family and hath bene and is a subiect of the
King of Spaine, and so accounted, which this deponent knoweth
being well acquainted with him the saud Daniel Thyson, and being
himselfe a Burgher of Ostend, and present att and in the Towne Hall
of Ostend att the tyme the sayd Daniel Thyson was solemnly admitted
a Burgher of that Citty by the Magistrates there, which he
saith is upwards of 2 yeares and neere or about 3 yeares nowe
past. And further or therwise he saith he cannot depose.

To the Crosse Interrogatories

To the .1. Interrogatorie he sayeth he hath neyther part share or interest in the sayd
shipp the Leopard, nor any part thereof, nor will it be any benefit to him
in case she be cleared or preiudice in case condemned.

To the .2. he saith he is steersman of the Leopard, and hath bene from her
first buying by Daniel Thyson in manner as aforesayyd videlicet from June last past and was designed soe to
be before she was bought, by the sayd Thyson being sent by him from Ostend
to buy a shipp in England as aforesayd, and tooke first Charge of her in
Dover being there in the nature of a master till his sayd Contest came [?out]
to take charge of her, And from the tyme the sayd Kerkhoven came to be
master the sayd shippe was and still is designed for Biskay. and otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the .3. he saith he knoweth the interrate Daniel Thyson and so hath done for
12 yeares of thereabouts; and saith he is by parentage an Ostender, but by
birth as he hath heard a Zealander, and saith the sayd Thyson is not