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The 27th of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The keepers of the Libertie of England by}
authoritie of Parliament against the golden}
hawne alias the Golden Cock, Barent}
[?Tonison] master.}

Rowe dt.

ffrancis Hubert of Ipers in fflanders
souldier, aged 25 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that hee came passenger
in the said shipp the Golden hawne alias the Golden Cock from Nantes
bound for Rotterdam and was aboard her when shee was seized, and that
hee soe came aboard her at Nantes about six weekes since.

To the second hee saith that as hee was informed by the stiersman and
some of the company of the said shipp the Golden hawne, shee was
and is belonging to Rotterdam, and that one [?Paul] a merchant there
dwelling was and is the sole owner thereof, and that the said [?Paul] is a
dutchman and a subiect of the States of the United Netherlands, and alsoe
that the said shipp came from Rotterdam to Nantes.

To the third hee saith that the said shipp the Golden hawne or Cock
was taken on on about sunday last was a fortnight neere heyssant on the
coast of ffrance by the Ginney frigot, and that the said shipps lading
is ffrench wines and brandewine, laden at Nantes aforesaid.

To the fourth hee saith that the said shipp at the time of the said seizure
was bound for Rotterdam there to dichardge, and intended thither to [?saile]
and would have gonne thither in case shee had not bin intercepted./

To the fifth hee saith that the masters name of the said shipp the Golden
hawne was Barent Tunison, and that hee undertooke to bringe this
deponent to Rotterdam in the said shipp

And for the further confirmation of the premisses hee produceth and showeth
a note in dutch, which hee saith was written by Joachim Jacobson
the Stiersman of the said shipp at Portsmouth, and sent by this deponent
thence to be delivered to one mr [?Almondo] a merchant of this citie
from whom the said stiersman desired to knowe whether hee could gett
better passage hence for Rotterdam (where the said stiersman said hee
dwelt) than from Portsmouth, and leaveth the said note for the
further information of this Court.

francois aubert [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated in Court before the three Judges.


The 27th of October 1653. [CENTR EHEADING]

Chilson and company against the greate}
Christofer aforesaid, in the preparatorie.}



Michael Cruyer of Stetin Mariner
master of the said shipp the greate Christofer
aged 40 yeares or thereabouts sworne in
Court and examined upon the foresaid
Interrogatories saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first and second hee saith that the said shipp the greate Christopher
was built at Stettin aforesaid in the dominion of the Queene of
Sweden, and was launched about whitsuntide last and that this [?was]
her first voyage and that this deponent hath bin master of her ever since
her said first building, and was constituted master by her owners
John ffeltzburg, Phillip Roadlife, Anthonie hanton, Martin Nokes,
derrick Masse and hee this deponent, all Inhabitants of Stettin, and
subiects of the Queene of Sweden and that the said Roadlife, hanton, [?and]
Martin [?Nekel] have each an eighth part, the said ffaltzburg a [?sixteenth]
part, derrick Masse a 32th part and the rest was and is belonging to
him this deponent saving that when hee was this voyage at Riga hee this
deponent sold a sixteenth part of his said shipp belonging to [?XXX]