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1. The sayd Edward Watts upon the allegation given
2. in on the behalfe of the sayd Cowse the 4th of March
3. 1656/
4. To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
5. being one of the ffactors to the arlate James Cowse at Saint Lucar did on the
6. twenty eigt eighth day of July one thousand sixe hundred fiftie five, send
7. an Accompt of the sayd James Cowse ..................how hee had disposed
8. of ˹all˺ the goods brought thither and there left by the arlate John Keeene
9. for Accompt of the sayd Cowse, that is to say of forty peeces of Norwich
10. stuffes (being the forty peeces arlate) which stuffes this deponent sent
11. thense to teneriff in the shipp the Paragon, and alsoe of all the fflaxe
12. fower peeces of black bayes five peeces of Taunton serges and nyne
13. peeces of broad Cheynies left alsoe by the sayd Keene at Saint Lucar
14. with this deponent which flaxe bayes serges and Cheynies this
15. deponent by his sayd Account did signifie to the sayd Cowse that hee
16. could not sell them at Saint Lucar and soe was forced to leave them
17. there with one Michaell Perey to bee disposed of for Account of the sayd
18. Cowse, And by the sayd Accompt this deponent did rectifie the sayd
19. Cowse that the remaynder of all the rest of the goods left at Saint Lucar
20. by the sayd Keene for Account of the sayd Cowse hee this deponent
21. had sold, and that the neat proceede of them did amount unto fifteene
22. thousand twenty five and a halfe Royalls plate, which makes in sterling
23. money about fower hundred and tenn pounds, eight shillings and fower
24. pense: twelve thousand seaven hundred and nynteene Royalls whereof (being
25. about three hundred forty six pounds nynteene shillings tenn pense sterling
26. money) hee this deponent had paid and satisfied according to order of
27. the sayd Cowse, and that the remaynder of the sayd fifteene thousand twenty
28. five and a halfe Ryalls plate were and are still owing ti the sayd Cowse by
29. severall persons in Spaine to whome this deponent as his ffactor
30. sold them, And hee further saith that the goods ...... by him before
31. mentioned to bee sent to Teneriff did arrive safe there in the shipp Paragon
32. some short tyme, videlicet about three moneths before the differense brake
33. out betwixt England and Spaine, but whether they were there ˹seized˺ ........
34. on and lost hee knoweth not, And further to this article hee
35. cannot depose. saving his subsequent deposition/
36. To the 2 article of the sayd allegation hee saith that the the Lockerams
37. which the arlate Keene landed at Saint Lucar ˹were˺ were there delivered to
38. this deponent for Accompt of the sayd Cowse ˹and˺ were after their landing and
39. delivery to this deponent seized in this deponents hands by officers of the
40. King of Spaine as being a being a prohibited Commoditie at the Island
41. of Palma whether they were to have bin transported by the sayd Keene, and
42. this deponent was forsed to put in bond ˹with suretie˺ to the value of about seaven
43. <margin value="Bottom right, under main body of text, as lead to next page">thousand</margin>


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