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[To the 38th negatively for his aske(?0

To the 39th he saith he is a seafaring man, And
otherwise negatively.

Repeated before Drs Clark and Godolphin


The 13th of October 1653

Examined upon an allegation given in this cause on the
behalfe of the keepers of the Libertie of England this
24th of September 1653


William Astell of the parish of All Hallowes Barking
London Chirurgeon, aged 60 yeares or thereabouts Sworne(?)
and examined saith as followeth

To the first, second and third articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth
that on or about the 21th of January last past hee this deponent
was in company of the arlate Cornelius Peterson Trumpeter of the
shipp the Salvador arlate and of the Sailmaker of the said Shipp and
some others at the signe of the Shipp in Woolwich being a victualling
house, and duringe(?) the other(?) discourse ( for they were longe together)
which(?) happened in the dutch language which this deponent very well
speaketh and understandeth, falling into speech(?) of the said shipp the
Salvador ( Christian Cloppenberg Master(?) ) brought into the River of
Thames as prize and then lying over against Woolwich, XXXX
the said Cornelius Peterson acknowledged and declared that the said
Shipp belonged to Amsterdam, and had sailed from Amsterdam for eight
or tenne(?) yeares last to Spaine and back againe, and when shee came home(?)
thither(?) shee was laid up, and that this was the said voyage wherein shee
was seized bound for Amsterdam again(?) , and there to deliver, and that her
owners lived in Amsterdam, and named one of them who hee said was
a sailemaker, but this deponent remembereth not his name, and that
hee the said Trumpeter and most of the rest of the Shipps company
dwelt there and had diverse goods aboard her. And being demanded
by Abroyam Johnson his precontest(?) ( there alsoe in company ) howe
they would get their goods into holland if the Shipp were bound for P/Land
made answer thus, or such is effect, wee shall doe well enough to get
the silver and goods into holland by Billanders and Sloopes. And
further the said Cornelius Peterson then and there confessed and said
the said Christian Cloppenburgh master of the Salvador ( XXXXXXXing XXXXX there was warr betwixt England and holland ) hired
the said Trumpeter and the rest of the company for P/Land, and told them that albeit they
were hired for that place, yet if they could finde the coast cleare of
the English men of warr they would goe right for holland. At all which
discourse and acknowledgements this deponent was present and heard the
same, together with the said Abroyam Johnson, this XXXXXXXX William
Pembridge, and alsoe one Mr Simonds of the prize office And otherwise hee
cannot depose

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee never knew, nor to his knowledge ever sawe
any of the company of the Salvador before the time predeposed, and
otherwise hee cannot answer saving his foregoing deposition, and being come in a fortnight
or three weekes there(?) before(?) the premisses(?) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
were made in an upper room of the said house having a Balcone towards


  1. to take XXXX notice of him

by this building as XXXXXX
wherein this deponent is well shielded