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The 9th of July 1656

The Lord Protector against the shipp}
the Saint John Baptist (and her lading)}
Broer Baxton master}

Rowe dt.

William Tribbet of deale in kent
Mariner, aged 27 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne as in the acts of Court, and
exámined upon certaine Interrogatories
ministred on his highnesses behalfe
saith as followeth.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that those
shipps the Saint John Baptist being taken and sent into the downes
by the yarmouth frigot, this deponent was put pilote aboard her
to bring her up from the downes to London, which hee hath don[?ne GUTTER]
accordingly, and never knew her before, nor knoweth her as hee
saith who are her owners or where they dwell.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that as th[?at GUTTER]
said shipp was in the Gore turning up from the downes for
London, Captaine Pasey, commander of the Black Raven (that
came to Convoy her) came aboard her, and upon the deck walk[?ing GUTTER]
and talking with the Stiersman; amongst other discourse that passed
the said Captaine asked him whither shee was bound, to which hee
answered hee did not know, but said they were
bound according to the shipps they should meete with, saying if
they met with an English man they were bound for England, if
with a ffrench man, for ffrance, and if with an Ostender or dunkirker
then they were bound for Ostend or dunkirke, or words to the very
same effect, spoken by them in the English tongue, which this
deponent heard being present by them upon the deck. And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith there were three English men belonging
the said shipp when shee was brought into the downes, and otherwise
hee cannot answer as hee saith

To the fourth hee cannot depose.

William Tribet [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before doctor Godolphin:/:


The 10th of July 1656.


Jurian Janson of [?Noarens] in ffreezland Mariner
Stier man of the said shipp the Saint John aged 34 yeeres
or thereabouts, sworne and examined

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee was one of the company
namely Stier man of the Saint John Baptist when shee was met with
by the Portsmouth frigat and other frigats in the service of this Commonwealth
and saith hee hath knowne the said shipp the Saint John about
three yeares, and that mr Lucas Lucy is accounted her owner or one
of her owners, and as hee conceiveth shee belongeth to this port, but
knoweth not certanely to what place shee belongeth, And otherwise
hee cannot depose, saving mr Lucy dwelleth in this citie