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The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the said Interrogatories./


Francis Laurenson of Stockholme in
Sweden mariner aged 19 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and examined saith as followeth videlicet.

To the first Interrogatorie he saith hee well knoweth the shipp the Hawke
interrate, whereof this deponent was Boateswaine, and saith shee belonged
to the Port of Stockholme, and to the Swedish salt Companie there resideing
by whose order shee was first built, and since lately altered and repaired
at Westerwick in Sweden, as this deponent hath there credibly heard
and verily beleeveth And otherwise cannot depose:/

To the second hee saith hee cannot otherwise depose, then as hee hath
predeposed, and saw no moneys payd for the said shipp or any part thereof

To the third hee saith hee beleeveth the Master interrate is a Hollander
borne, and saith that hee is now a Burger and Shipp master of Stockholme, and
that hee this deponent was borne in Holland, but hath lived ever since his
infancie at Stockholme in Sweden, and that hee and the said master are Subjects
of the Queene of Sweden, and the rest of the said shipps Companie are Swedes
except three Hollanders and two dane. And further cannot depose:-/

To the 4.th hee saith hee beleeveth that the said Swedish Salt Companie the
reputed Owner of the shipp aforesaid doe live at Stockholme in Sweden, And
further cannot depose:-/

To the 5.th hee saith the said shipp is laden with Iron Copper and bulletts
which were laden at Stockholme about 8. weekes since to be transported to
Hamburgh, and there to be delivered, this deponent having helped to lade the
same, and being hired by the said Master expressely to saile with him to Hamburgh
And otherwise hee cannot depose:-/

To the 6:th hee saith hee knoweth nothing at all thereof:/

To the 7.th hee saith he never was in ffrance, but hath bin at Amsterdam in
a Swedish shipp about 9. yeares since, And otherwise hee cannot depose:-

To the 8:th hee saith hee was hired by the said Master upon a voyage
from Stockholme to Hamburgh as aforesaid, and from thence to returne to
Stockholme where the voyage was to end, where this deponent according to
agreement was to receive 18. rixdollers from the said Master for the whole Voyage,
upon his returne thither. And further deposeth not.

To the 9:th hee saith there were no Holland, but onely two Swedish Colors
aboard the said shipp, which hee saith was taken upon the open seas neere the
Riff of Jutland by Captaine Welsh Commander of an English private man
of warr, but this deponent knoweth not of any Commission hee had. And
further cannot depose:-/


Repeated before Doctor Clarke and
Doctor Godolphin:-/