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The 21. day of October .1653:- [CENTRE HEADING]

The Clayme of John Bollart for his silver}
in the three shipps et cetera}

Examined upon the said Allegation:-/


Michael Perry Severino of Saint Lucars
in Spaine Merchant aged 28. yeares or
thereabouts a Wittnesse sworne and examined:/:

To the first hee saith hee hath for theise ten yeares last past or there
abouts knowne the producent John Bollart by meanes of Correspondence
and trade between the said producent, and this deponents father and himselfe, and saith the
said John Bollart is a Merchant of Antwerp who for all that time hath driven
and still driveth a very great trade to Cadiz and Saint Lucar and other places in Spaine, to which
places hee hath sent divers great and very considerable quanities of goods wares
and Merchandizes from Ostend or dunquirke in fflanders to his ffactors Agents or
Correspondents in Spaine, who from time to time have received and disposed of the
same for his accompt, and made him retournes thereof in silver plate and
bullion, And for a Merchant of such trade and negotiation the said producent
was and is commonly reputed. Which this deponent knoweth being a Merchant of
Saint Lucar in Spaine, who for all the time predeposed hath had damiliar acquaintance
with the said producents factors who have from tyme to tyme showne him the goods
by them received from the said producent, and acquainted him with the returnes of them
which they had made or intended to make unto the said producent. And otherwise
cannot depose:-

To the third article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth, That in the yeares
1651. and 1652. and moneths therein respectively concurring or some of them
this deponent being severall times at Cadiz upon his affaires of Merchandizeing and
by reason of his Correspondency with the said producent, being familiarly acquainted with
Mr Gerard Ryper John Lopez de Molina John Baptista and Pedro de
Zoletta the said producents ffactors residing at Cadiz, the said ffactors declared and
showed unto this deponent severall goods wares and merchandizes remaining in their
hands, which, as this deponent both by their owne declaration and the producents letters of
advise then perused by this deponent observed) were sent unto them from fflanders by the
said producent, videlicet fflanders stuffs linnen and laces and other commodities [?XXX]
and instructions in the said letters either to sell the said goods there, or to send them to the [?Indies]
there to be sold and disposed of for silver plate and moneys for his account which
the said ffactors accordingly did. And otherwise to this article hee cannot depose.