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Hance Rauce of Quinsborough}
Harrison and others.}

The 29th day of March 1656

Examined upon the sayd allegation


Jan Polo of Flushing in Zealand Mariner aged 51. yeares
or thereabouts a witnes sworne and examined deposeth and
sayth as followeth. videlicet.

To the 1. 2. 3. 4. and 5th Articles of the sayd allon he saith he cannot depose.
saving that the sayd shipp the Hope came and arrived at Elsineur in the
Soundt of denmarke in September 1655 last past, where this deponent
att that tyme was expecting some shipp whereon hee might come as a
Passenger to theis Seas and saving that the shipp Hope had hempe Clapboard
and deales on board her,

To the 6th. article of the sayd allegation he saith, That on or about the 29th
day of the sayd moneth of September, the foresayd shipp the Hope
sett sayle from the Soundt aforesayd under the Command of Martin
Barnhide as Master of her, And about four dayes after being upon
her course for London there happened a very high and violent
wind from about the West North west poynt in the afternoone, so
as the sayd shipp could not nor did beare any other sayle but her maine
sail very much lowerd, And the says wind increasing the night following
there happened an extraordinary furious storme, which by two of the
clock the next morning drave the sayd shipp neere to Jutland
upon a place called the holmes. and upon sounding it did appeare
that the sayd shipp had then about thirteene fathom water, whereupon
being allso neare to the Lea shore the sayd Master and Company
for the preservation of the sayd shipp and her lading did cast out
two anchors one after the other the first anchor by reason of [?the]
violent fury of the sayd Storme not taking hold; and after both were
cast out they could not yet hold, so strong and raging was the sayd
storme, so as the sayd Master and Company for preservation of the sayd shipp
and her lading were enforced and did cutt downe her mainmast
which with the yards sayles and tackle thereto belonging was immediately
carryed by the sayd Storme of wind into the sea and so perished, and
then and not before the sayd Anchors did take hold and fastened
themselves. And the shipp lay so att Anchor till the afternoone of
that day att which tyme the wind shifted something to the Southward.
And the sayd Master and Company were forced and did cutt one of the
Cables, and endeavoured to weigh the other anchor but it brake in
weighing. and one perice of it was recovered; and the rest of it as
also the other anchor were lost. And that night the sayd shipp with much
adoe andwith great danger came to the Coast of Norway, and was by
a ffishermans yall conducted betwixt the Rockes to a small haven called