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taken to be, that after haleing and comeing upp with another shipp doth
Change her colours. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 11th he saith he was not aboard the interrate shipp the Golden Starr till after
said tyme as the Wayters for the Prize office came upon her in the behalfe
of the State, and by authority of the Commissioners for the Prize Office; And he saith
that after the said Waiters were so aboard he saw the master of the Waterhound
named [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] Grant take out of the Golden Starr a bag of moneyes of about
six hundred peices of 8/8, and saw the Captaine of the Water hound Giles Shelley
take out of the Golden Starr a quantity of moneyes in a Bagg, but how much
in certaine he knoweth not, and saw likewise Capt Mi[XX] Commander of the
Advantage frigott take out of the sayd Golden Starr, in one or two baggs
four hundred and three and twenty peices of eight and 1/2. And beleiveth
that severall other parcells of moneyes were taken out of the
sayd prize shipp he cannot specify, but beleiveth that all or most of
the Company of the Advantage frigot, and of the Water hound that were
aboard the Golden Starr att the tyme of seizure and afterwards before
she came into the River of Thames had and tooke some small quantityes
of the sayd moneyes, the values whereof he knoweth not. And saith that
some of the Company of the sayd Advantage and Waterhound but who in particular
he knoweth not tooke out of the Golden Starr some small Jarrs of oyle
and some other things the particulars or values whereof he cannot sett
forth. And further he cannot depose."

To the 12th Interrogatorye he saith
he is not bound to answer
as he beleiveth, there being not any false colours out on board the sayd
Advantage frigott when she haled the Golden Starr. but the Colours
allowed by this State onely.

To the .13 he saith that in case the says shipp the Morning Starr shall be
adiudged prize he this rendent expecteth benefit thereby according
to the office he bore in the Advantage frigot. and according to an Act
or Ordinance of Parliament made in that behalfe, and not otherwise. And
further he saith he cannot depose.

Repeated before Doctor Clarke by Mr ?Chrymes

Marke harrison [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 26th day of September 1653.

On the behalfe of the Keepers of the Liberty}
of England by authority of parliament against}
a shipp or vessell called the Hart of Skadam}
taken and seized by some of the shippes of}
the ffleet of this Commonwealth. Budd}
of which sayd vessell the Hart Peter}
ff[?eiir] was master.}



William Evarson of Skadam in holland
Mariner aged four and forty yeares or thereabouts
a witnes sworne and examined deposeth and saith
as followeth videlicet.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that he this deponent was
one of the Common Mariners of the Companie of the sayd shipp the Hart
and was aboard the sayd shipp att the tyme of seizure of the same
by some of the shipps of this Commonwealth; And saith that the sayd shipp
the Hart came last from Skadam in Holland and began her outward