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laden and taken aboard the sayd shipp the ffrancis to be from thence
transported in the same to the Port of Southampton for the accompt of
the arlate Symon kelsey, William Cole, William Pim[?horne] and Companie
And saith, That the said Wines did cost at the Teneriff 63. duckats
each pipe, which at the rate of 5 s. 6 d sterling for each duckat (as the
ducats are there usually and ordinarily valewed) doeth amount for each
pipe to 17 li 6 s 6 d sterling so that the whole valew of the said wines
as they originally cost at the buying and ladeing there did and doeth amount
to 1126 li 2 s 4 d or thereabouts, And saith the said 6 Chests of sugar bought and
laden at the Palma Island did there cost in all the full valew of
142 li 10 s sterling at the least, and the said 1200. peeces of 8/8 did and
doe amount to the valew of 240 li sterling or thereabouts, So that the full valew
of the said goods Merchandizes and silver at such their times and places of
ladeing did at the least amount to 1507 li 12 s 6 d sterling. And saith the
said wines, sugars and peeces of 8/8 were so laden and putt n board
the said shipp at the said Islands respectively by the said William knowles the Master
of the said shipp ffrancis and by this Examinate, who were joyned in [?Command]
as factors for the said kelsey and Companie. And further hee cannot depose

To the 3d Interrogatorie hee saith, That hee this examinate for the reasons before
expressed well knoweth, That the shipp the ffrancis interrate was really [?bound]
and designed with the lading before expressed to saile directly from the said
Island of Palma to the Port of Southampton, and accordingly the said shipp
did proceed upon the said Voyage and designe, and that upon the 29th day of
Aprill 1654 old stile, the said shipp being with her said lading in her direct Course
for Southampton was mett with surprized and taken by three dutch[?or]
hollands shipps of warr, who seized the said shipp and her said lading then
aboard her, and brought the same to Vigo in Galicia in the dominions of
the king of Spaine, where the said seizors sold and disposed of the said
shipp and goods without giveing any recompense or satisfaction to the said
kelsey and Companie, and saith that the said kelseys goods in Consortshipp with
the rest of his Companie concerned in the said Cargo were aboard at the time
of the said seizure and sold and disposed of by the dutch as aforesaid, and the said
kelsey and Companie were thereby utterly deprived thereof, And further hee cannot depose
saving that the said shipp the ffrancis did depart from the said Island of
Palma about the 9th or 10th of Aprill last, as this deponent now remembreth, and
was seized as aforesaid upon the 29th of the said moneth. Th epremisses
hee well knoweth by sadd experience being aboard the said shipp ffrancis
during the said Voyage in the quality aforesaid, and being brought up by the
said dutch seizors to Viego in Galicia aforesaid, where hee saw the said