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The 19th of November 1652. [CENTRE HEADING]

Against the woolls aforesaid}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.



Richard Ayling of the parish of Saint Nicholas
[?Acons] London haberdasher, aged 32 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth
that Segovia woolls and Castila woolls are commonly
used and imployed in this Commonwealth aswell for making
of felts and hatts as for cloths, and a very great quantitie
of each of the said sorts of wooll, namely aswell of Castila
as of Segovia is vended and wrought some into cloth and some
into hatts every yeare in England and this hee saith was and
is said and notorious, which hee knoweth having for theise

sixteene yeares bin acquainted with the said commodities and
having for theise nine yeares last or thereabouts dealt therein
for himselfe as a wooll-seller and a haberdasher of hatts. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the second article hee saith that hee beleeveth that there
are yearely one yeare with another the number of foure
thousand baggs of wooll and upwards of the said sorts spent
and imployed in the making of felts and cloth in this Commonwealth
and sold and there is a lesse quantitie spent one yeare with