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The 22th day of March [.165?4] [CENTRE HEADING]

The Clayme of William Gellard,}
merchant of Cadiz in Spaine}
for his goods in the Saint John da}

Examined upon the sayd allegation


Juan Thomas Meluti of Cadiz in Spayne
merchant aged 26 yeares or thereabouts a witnes
sworne and examined deposeth and saith as followeth

To the 1. and 2. articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the arlate
William Gellard is a person well knowne to this deponent and is
a Spaniard and by repute a native of Cadiz and there hath lived
for theis eight yeares last past of this deponents knowledge
and is a subiect of the King of Spaine and so accounted. And
saith that the sayd William Gellard about the month of August
1653 last past accompanied with this deponent and his precontest
Juan da Casa Nuesta, embarked himselfe att Cadiz in the shipp
Saint Vincent upon a designe to goe to Saint Mallo and there buy
linnen and other goods to returne with the same for Cadiz for his
owne accompt and of Captaine Claudia da Ulloa who was and is
a Spaniard and inhabitant of Cadiz and that for the providing
of the sayd linnen and other goods in ffrance he tooke with him
severall packes and sugars, of the value of three thousand
five hundred peices of 8/8 more or lesse of Spanish money which
he did lade and putt on board the Saint Vincent for accompt of
himselfe and sayd Captaine Ulloa of the sight and certaine knowledge
of this deponent who was his Companion in the sayd voyage, and that
the sayd sugars and peackes arrived safely att Saint Mallo in
the possession of the sayd Gellard who there sold the same of the
sight of this deponent and with the proceed thereof bought the
serges, linnen Cloath ad shirts hereafter particularly mentioned
for accompt of himselfe and the sayd Captaine de Ulloa. And
otherwise he cannot depose.