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thither amongest other prizes that hee had taken from the Turkes
and that this deponent went a voyage to Genoa and came againe
to Cadiz, and still found her there and then found the said Barent
Claeson in treatie with the Vice Admirall about buying her,
which buying and selling afterwards ensewed, and this deponent was
acquainted therewith, although hee did not see the money paid,
but was acquainted with bills of exchange and order for money
received by the said Barent from Amsterdam from his owners.
And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the nineth hee saith the said Claes Johnson first became
master of the said shipp Nicholas at Cadiz aforesaid. And otherwise
hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the 10th hee saith that when the Nicholas was haled by the
Maidstone, and asked whence shee came, it was answered, that
shee came from the West Indies, and hee heard noe mention
made of Currarso, which hee beleeveth hee should, if the same had
bin named, for hee was upon the deck, and marked what was asked
and answered. And saith they fitted themselves for defence before
the Maidstone came soe neere that they could see what shipp
or whence shee was, not knowing but shee might be a Turke
or Pyrat, but when they found her to be an English frigot, they
endeavoured not nor intended any resistance, and otherwise negatively
referring himselfe to his foregoeing deposition..

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

The marke of the
said Simon V Claeson [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 22th of Aprill 1658. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.

Rp. 5

Court Thysen of Amsterdam Sailor, late one of the
Company of the said shipp the Nicholas, aged 22
yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first and second articles hee saith and deposeth that hee
this deponent being in the time of the late warrs betweene England
and holland at Guiney the shipp the Milke Maide of Amsterdam
on a trading voyage in service of the dutch West India Company
saw the arlate Claes Johnson and Barent Claeson there trading
in two shipps whereof they were masters, named (as hee heard) the
Angell and Yellow Sun. And saith they having finished their
busines, and taken in their Negro's before the Milkemaide,
departed with their said shipps and Negroes for the West India Ilands
leaving the Milke Maide still trading in Guiney.

To the fourth, fifth sixth and 7 articles hee saith and deposeth that after
the premises (the time otherwise hee doth not remember) this deponent
being at Cadiz in Spaine where hee remained for some space to