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The 19th of March 1659. [CENTRE HEADING]

hugeson and Company against the}
ffortune and Walker and Companie.}
Colquite. Cheeke.

Examined upon an allegation arlate given in on the
behalfe of the said hugeson and Company [?the]
8th of december last.

Rp. 1.

Andries Verhoogh of fflushing in Zealand Mariner, aged
37 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article hee saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth the
producents Waran hugeson and Company, and that they for all the [?time]
arlate untill the violent seizure of the said shipp ffortune by Captaine [XXX]
and Company (happening on the last of May last new stile) were in
quiet and peaceable possessoion of the said ship and of her tackle apparrell
and furniture by this deponent master of her, And that they were
all the said time arlate and are the true and lawfull owners and
proprietors thereof, which hee knoweth because hee this deponent was [?by]
them about two yeares since constituted Master of her, and hath from that
time made account of her freights and earnings to them, and [XXXX GUTTER]
time to time fitted and furnished her at their costs as owners of her
And for and as owners, and to have bin soe in possession of the said [XXX]
the said hugeson and company have bin and are commonly accounted.

To the second and third articles hee deposeth and saith that before [XXX]
at the said time of the said seizure of the said shipp, shee was in the [?service]
of this Commonwealth, and was by this deponent her master [?taken]
to freight to John Ver hulst, who was the master Mason and tooke her
to freight on the behalfe and in the name of the Jugeneer, for this [XXX]
at dunkirke, to saile and fetch lime from dover to dunkirke [XXX]
to repaire the Walls and fort of dunkirke. And that the said [XXX]
under conduct of this deponent and company sailing peaceably toward
dover in the foresaid Imployment, was in her course near Goodwin
Sands on the said last of may last new stile, met by a ketch [XXX]
this examinate deemed to be a Packet boate because shee had the
English colours out upon her sterne and boltspritt, and being by the
ketch haled, and demannded whence shee was and whether bound
this deponent made answer that shee was of fflushing, came [XXX]
from dunkirke and was going for dover to fetch lime for dunkirke
for the service of the Engineer there, whereupon hee saith the [XXX]
of the said ketch came presently aboard the ffortune and said that shee
was their prize, for that they as they said were Swedes and had [?a]
Swedish Commission against the dutch, and therewith they in a violent
and hostile manner dispoiled this deponent and company of the said [?ship]
tackle and furniture, and on the fourth of June last (new stile) [XXX]
this deponent ashore and his company, neere Marget after they [?caried]
the said shipp away, as this deponent afterwards [XXX XXX XXXX] carried to [XXXXXX] in [XXX]
where they sold and made away her sailes, anchors and other [?appurtenances]
and soe in an uniust and violent manner deprived the said owners
thereof; And in this violent and hostile manner Robert [XXXX]
company became possessed of the said shipp tackle and furniture,
not by any sale or legall manner. And for declaration how this deponent
came after such his turning ashore to know where the said shipp [XXX]
how hee came afterwards to the sight of her and of the persons [XXX]
seized her, and other particulars, hee referreth himselfe to an [?affidavit]
by him made touching the same in this Court on the tenth of [?November]
last, which affidavit hee saith is wholly true. And further deposeth [XXX]