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The 21th of September 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The claime of John Bollart of Antwerp}
for his money and plate [?in] the Sampson}
Salvador and Saint George. Suckley. Budd}


Peter vander wyer of Dunquirke Merchant
aged 26 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth
the producent John Bollart and hath soe donne for theise fifteene yeares last
past, and saith hee is a Merchant of Antwerp and driveth a greate trade
to Cadiz and Saint Lucars in Spaine, and hath used and doth use to sende diverse
and greate quantities of Merchandizes from Ostend and from Dunquirke
since the same retourned into the Saniards hands, to Spaine for his owne
accompt and adventure, and hath diverse factors, and correspondents in
Cadiz, Saint Lucars, Sevill and other parts of Spaine who negotiate and
act his merchandizing affaires and sell and dispose his goods sent unto them
and make his retournes into fflanders, and for and as such a person as
aforesaid hee the said John Bollart hath bin and is commonly accompted
and reputed for diverse yeares last past, all which hee knoweth having bin
servant unto and dwelt sixe or seaven yeares in house with him the said
John in Antwerp, ended about [?8] yeares since, and having since frequented
his house and having donne and doing businesse for him as his correspondent
and this deponent having lived in Spaine did his businesse for him there
as his correspondent in merchandize, and knewe the said producent living
in Spaine formerly, whence this deponent came in his company, and
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that the said John Bollart
hath frequently for diverse yeares last past had the retournes of his goods
sent thither made back to him in silver by his factors there both to
fflanders and diverse times formerly to Dover and this port of London
and very greate parcells of barrs of silver, plate and peeces of eight
have formerly bin received for the accompt of him the said John Bollart
in the said ports of Dover and London by merchants living in this Nation,
and particularly by Mr Castel and other marchants of this citie, and the
retournes thereof have bin made him either into fflanders by exchange or
by goods as perpetuana's, bayes, and other manufactures and goods of this
nation sent for his accompt for Spaine and for the more particula[?rities]
of time hee saith that in the yeare 1638 and for foure or five yeares next
following there were there were greate quantities and summes of money and
plate sent to the said ports in England for his accompt, all which hee
knoweth because hee this deponent then dwelt with him, and was in
his counting house and accustomed to write his letters and to receive and
be acquainted with the contents of theise sent unto him, and privie to
his said trade, and this hee saith was and is true and notorious, And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third article hee saith and deposeth that in the yeares 1651 and 1652 and
monethes therein concurring the said producent John Bollart sent from
Ostend and of late from Dunquirk diverse and sundry parcells of goods
and merchandizes for his owne accompt to Gerrard Riper. John Lopez
de [?Mollinon], John Baptista and others his correspondents and factors
at Cadiz, with order to them to sell and dispatch the same for his accompt
and to make him the retournes thereof in plate, bullion and peeces of
eight for his best advantage, and they the said Gerrard Riper,
John Lopez da Molina, John Baptista and others his said correspondents
and factors received the same as hee beleeveth, and retourned him answer
that they would and afterwrds that they had disposed thereof and made
him such retournes as aforesaid, which hee deposeth because as hee

See: "[Dec 9th XXXX] Council of State. Day's Proceedings.

1. The petition of Peter Vander Wyer and Hen. Vander Gyne, concerning the Peacock, late the Golden Eagle, with the letter of Council annexed, referred to the Admiralty Committee, to speak with the parties pretending an interest in the ship about employing her in the service, and report."[1]

"[Dec 30th XXX] Council of State. Day's Proceedings.

22. The petition of Peter Vander Wyer referred to the Admiralty Committee"[2]
  1. CSPD, 1651-52, vol. XVI, p.53
  2. CSPD, vol. XVI, p.83