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there alsoe set downe, (which then were the usuall and ordinary prices of
such commodities) amounting in the whole to 74 li – 15 s – 9 3/4 d, which said goods
and materialls hee saith were used, spent and imployed in and about the said
shipp, all which hee knoweth being commander of her as aforesaid and giving
order to the said davison for the deliverie thereof to her use, and being afterwards
made acquainted by his purser and boatswaine with the receipt
thereof aboard, And saith the said goods to the time of such receipt
thereof aboard were the goods of the said david davidson, and that hee is not
yet paid or satisffied for the same or any part thereof, but the said
money remaineth still due unto him for the same. And otherwise
cannot depose.

Repeated before doctor Clarke.

John Steevens [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 12th of december 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

The claime of doctor ffrancisco Benzi}
aforesaid for seaventeene two and thirtie parts}
of the shipp Prince [?Tomeson] Click master and}
one third of the Grimoni alias Armes of Madenblick}
John Harmanson Lieven master.}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.

[?Chow:] dt.


ffrancis Pardini of the citie of London
Merchant, aged 33 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and examined.

To the first and second articles of the said allegation hee saith and
deposeth that hee this deponent was at Amsterdam about a
yeere and halfe since and there staid above a moneth going thither from
this citie, and while hee was soe at Amsterdam hee had much
consultation with Signior Lorenzo Muti partner of the arlate Signior
John Baptista Benzi, and from him in discourse this deponent understood
and was told that the said John Baptista Benzi as brother and correspondent
of the producent doctor ffrancisco Benzi, had at Amsterdam freighted
severall parts of the two shipps arlate the Prince and the Grimoni for
and on the behalfe of the said doctor Benzi as owner thereof; it being
as hee said a thing accustomed betweene the said two brothers nemely for
the said John Baptista Benzi to freight such parts of shipps as the
said doctor ffrancisco was owner of upon their comming to Amsterdam, and
for the said doctor to doe the like for him at Venice for parts of such
shipps as the said John Baptista Benzi was owner of; and this deponent
understood and was frequently informed at Amsterdam at the time of such his
being there, and it was there commonly said and reported by such Italians
and others as used the Italian trade that the said doctor ffrancisco
Benzi was owner and proprietor of severall parts of the said two shipps,
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith hee hath had longe acquaintance and corresponence
in the way of merchandizing with the said John Baptista Benzi, and
well knoweth that the said John Baptista Benzi and his brother aforesaid were
and are natives of Como in the territorie of Milan and subiects of the
King of Spaine and for such commonly accompted, and saith that the