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The 27th of October 1653

Captaine ffrancis ffawther Commander of the ffrancis}
the [?Love] of fflushing, whereof hubrecht}
Jansen is master.}

Rowe dt.


Jaques Pinabel of Sherbour in [?NaXXX]
sailer, aged 17 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and examined.

To the first and second Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee ws
of the company of the said vessell whereof the said hubrecht or [?hXXXX] Johnson [?was]
master at the time of her seizure, namelyhee was Cooke and boy
aboard her, and that hee hath served about halfe a yeere in her and came
first aboard her in fflushing, to which port shee belongeth, and soe longe
hee hath knowne her said master, and saith shee tooke in her lading (which was
aboard at the time of her seizure) at fflushing, and departed thence [?XXX]
about six weekes since to goe for dunquirke; And saith hee heard it said
by severall at fflushing that the master aforesaid (who dwelleth and keepeth
his house and familie at fflushing) hath a quarter part in her, and that
one of the servants of Mr [?Love] a great merchant of fflushing hath a
part in the said shipp, and that the rest was and is belonging to Inhabitants
and Burghers of fflushing.

To the third and fourth hee saith that the said shipp was to goe and dischardge
at dunquirke and thence to retourne to fflushinge, and that this deponent
was hired at fflushing for that voyage namenly to goe to dunquirke and
retourne to fflushing with the said shipp, and that there were papers aboard
at the time of the said seizure, And otherwise hee cannot depose [?saying]
hee doth not knowe to whom the said lading belongeth, but saith it was [?XXX]
laden by dutch merchants of fflushing, whose names hee knoweth not
And othewise hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.

To the fifth the said shipp had the fflushing flagge aboard at the
time of her said seizure, and that her company consisted of thesaid
master, three men besides and this deponent the boy, and that the
three men were alsoe fflushingers, and they and the said master
were and are by such their dwellings subiects of the states of the
United Netherlands, and this deponent a subiect of the kinge of [?XXXX]

Repeated before the three Judges.



The 28 of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

Touchng the [?Acorne] of}
Amsterdam taken by the Peter}

Rowe dt.

John Sax of Greenwich Mariner, and Thomas Withers of
the parish of Catherin Creechurch London Baker, both
waiters for the prize office aboard the shipp the Acorne
sworne before the right worshipfull William
Clarke and John Godolphin doctors of lawe and
Charles George Cocke Esquire Judges of the high
Court of the Admiraltie say and depose as followeth.

That they theise deponents about six weekes since were sent as waiters abord
the said shipp lying then at Eyriff being a prize taken by the shipps of
this Commonwealth, and have ever since waited abord her, and when they
came abord her there were noe dutch men in her, but only such [?XXXX]
as were sent to bring her up from whom and others theise deponents have heard
that the said shipp was and is belonging to Amsterdam; And they affirme by [?XX]
of their oathes that shee is very deepe laden, and upon every flood [?bailes] [?XXX]
ladinge, and therefore it is very expedient and necessary for the preservation
of the said shipp and goods, to land her said goods. The [?XXXX]
[?XXXX] constant they aboard her at 2 s a day a man
which are to be paid by the prize officer besides the custome house [?XXX]