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The 29th of March 1659:/

Ex parte Baldero Harris and Sheppard and}
Tompson aforesaid touching the Catherine}

Examined on the said Allegation:

Rp. 2.

George Baldero of London Merchant aged
56 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and Examined

To the 5th and 6th articles of the said Allegation hee saith that hee
well knoweth the arlate Henry Baldero, William Harris, and
John Sheppard. and soe hath done for a long space namely
the said Mr Baldero: from his Infancy. and the said Mr
Harris for about twenty yeeres and the said Mr Sheppard
for about foure yeeres last, And well knoweth the
said Henry Baldero was and is a subject of this Comonwealth, of England; And
saith the said Mr Henry Baldero is of this Deponents Certaine
Knowledge a native of England, and was borne at Berry
in the County of Suffolk, where this Deponent was likewise borne
and the said Henry Baldero Doth here (by this Deponent who
is his Correspondent) pay taxes to this Comonwealth of England
for Lands which hee hath here in England and is ffree of the Company of the Merchant Adventurers of
London, and hath bin Treasurer of the said Company; And
saith the said William Harris and John Sheppard were
and are Comonly accounted and reputed to be borne here
in England at or neere Plymouth and Exiter and to be subjects of this Comonwealth. And further
deposeth that the said Henry Baldero,
Resides in Holland meerely
as Merchant Stranger: and is not a Subject to or of the States
of the United Province, and doth not there beare any Office
as a Dutchman; And saith hee verily beleeveth that
the said Harris and Sheppard doe there alsoe live
as Merchant Strangers and not as subjects of the
said States of Holland, And the arlate John Tampson
came to this City about foure or five yeeres
since to live
neere - London, and did here settle and hath made 4 voyages from
hence (Master of a ship or ships, upon the Account of English men
and returned to England againe and doth nowe at
this Present live with his wife here in East Smith field
neere unto this City. And further hee cannot depose./:

Repeated before Collonel Cock:/.



The same day:

Examined on the said Allegation./.

Rp. 3:

Nicholas Jaspar of London Mariner
Master of a ship called the Edward of London, aged
50 yeeres or thereabouts: sworne and Examined