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The twentyeth day of March 1653

The Clayme of John Scothering)
Senator of Hamburgh and)
others for their goods in the Peter)
whereof Mathias Cornelison)
was Master)

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe
of the sayd Claymers.


John Leemquell of the parish of Saint Michaels
Crooked Lane London merchant aged 37.
yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
examined deposeth and saith as followeth videlicet.

Leemquell d:t

To the 1. article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the arlate
John Scrothering (whom this deponent hath knowne for this
twenty yeares) is a Senator and Counsellor of that Citty of Hamburgh and is
a Great dealer and trader in sundry merchandizes in Italy
Germany Spaine ffrance and England and hath his Agents
and Correspondents in those places to whom he sends goods
and merchandizes for returnes to be made to him for his owne
accompt. which he knoweth for that he is a Correspondent of
the sayd John Scrothering and so hath bene for theis four
yeares now last past, And for a merchant of great trade
the sayd John Scrothering is commonly accounted reputed and taken.
And otherwise he cannot depose

To the second article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the arlate
John Scrotheringe mongst others with whom he dealeth abroad
doth correspond in the way of trade with the arlate Tobias Zollicoffers
(who is by repute Consull for the Hansa townes of Germany att
Marsellis) and other of the Zollicoffers being of the house
of and kinne of the sayd Tobias, which this deponent knoweth
being the Correspondent aswell of the sayd Zollicoffers as sayd Scrothering
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the third arle of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that in or about
the monethes of September or October last past 1653. the sayd Tobias
Zollicoffers did take to freight the arlate ship the Saint Peter then
lyeing neere Tholoone to goe from thence to Hamburgh with a
lading of goods for accompt of the sayd John Scrothering
that having freighted the same he did about the same tyme lade
on board the sayd shipp (having obteyned liberty as should seeme
from the sayd Scrothering to freight part of her for himselfe) for
accompt of the sayd John Scrothering of Hamburgh and
himselfe the sayd Tobias Zollicoffers att or neere Tholoone
the severall goods and merchandizes following. That is to say
401. great and 193 small Karatells (sic) of Currants. 147 baggs
of Currants, seventy five baggs of Allmonds. 20 quarteels
of Capers, and one bale of verdigreaze to be in the sayd
shipp transported to Hamburgh for accompt and Advantage of
of (sic) the sayd John Scrothering and sayd Zollicoffers, which he deposeth
for that by a lettere dated att Hamburgh 27th September 1653. which
came to this deponents hands 14 Octobris .1653. and by another letter
dated 25 Octobr 1653 from Hamburgh which came to this deponents
hand .5th. Novembris .1653. and by a third lettere dated 8th Novembris
1653. which came to this deponents hands 17th. Novembris 1653. all
sent by the sayd John Screthering, he the sayd Screthering did certify