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The seaven and twentieth of Aprill 1657.

On the behalfe of John Browning of}
London Merchant touching the losse of}
the shipp the Posthorse and her lading}

Bruyning dt.


John Omer of Amsterdam Mariner, aged
thirtie yeares or thereabouts sworne before
the right worshipfull John Godolphin doctor of Lawes
one of the Judges of the high Court of the Admiraltie
and exámined upon certaine Interrogatories
ministred on the behalfe of the said John Browning
saith and deposeth as followeth, videlicet.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that hee well knew
and was master of the shipp the Posthorse interrogated.

To the second hee saith that the time Interrogated the said John Browning
as alsoe Albert Lem[?arman], Joost Glimmer and John Bolle, were owners
of the said shipp, and that the said Browning was owner of a third part
thereof, and for such commonly accounted, which hee knoweth being then Master
of her, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that in the or about
the moneth of November 1653 there were at the port of lynn in
England (wherethe said shipp then lay) laden and put aboard her for the
account of the said Browning and the rest of the said owners
sixe and seaventy lasts of Coles=[?seaXX], whereof one third part was
for the said John Brownings particular account, and the rest for the
rest of the said owners, each according to his part in the shipp; and that
the said twenty six lasts of Coles[?seXXX] were soe laden to be carried and
transported in the said shipp to fflushing, there to deliver the same
to ffrancis Olars for account of the said owners thereof, all which
hee knoweth being master of the said shipp and receiving the same
aboard, And otherwise hee
cannot depose.

To the fourth and fifth Interrogatories hee cannot depose.

To the sixth hee saith that at the time of the said lading there were
Warrs betweene England and the United Netherland Provinces, and that
to avoid the seizure of the said Coles[XXXX] by man of warr, the bills
of lading for the said [?seaX] were made colourable, mentioning the lading
of the said Coles[?SeXX] for dunkirke, whereas in truth and realitie the
same was laden to have bin carried to and delivered at fflushing, and
that dunkirke was merely put in for a colour and to the end
aforesaid, and the said [?seXX] was not to be delivered there but at fflushing,
And saith that the bill of lading nowe showed unto him, was one of
the three that hee signed (being all of the same tenor) for the said [?seXX],
and that his name subscribed thereto, was soe by him subscribed at
lynne aforesaid upon the said lading of the said goods.

To the seaventh hee cannot depose.

To the eighth hee saith that in or about the moneth of december
1653 the said shipp departed from lynn with the said Cole [?seXX] aboard
her and prosecuted her intended voyage for fflushing her port of discharge


Secondary sources

Dud Dudley's Metallum Martis: or, Iron made with pit-coale, sea-coale, &c: and with the same fuell to melt and fine imperfect mettals, and refine perfect mettals (London, 1665), Reprint