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The last of ffebruary 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

The claime of the said doctor}
Benzi for his parts in the}
Prince and the Griman}

Examined upon the fore said allegation.


Simon Bonicells of Venice Purser of the ship the
Saint Peter (William Wilmer commander) aged 27 yeares
or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article hee saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth
the producent doctor ffrancisco Banzi and hath soe donne for theise
eight yeares last past and upwards, and alsoe well knoweth the shipps
the Prince and the Griman and well knoweth by the relation of himself that
servants and such as write in the Counting house of the said ffrancisco
Banzi and alsoe of diverse merchants that deale and correspond
with him and by letters which hee hath seene that the said ffrancisco
Banzi was for all the time arlate, and is the true and lawfull
proprietor of seaventeene two and thirtieth parts of the said
ship the Prince and of one third part of the said ship the
Griman otherwise the [?arunds] of Medenblick, and for such
commonly reputed and taken. And otherwise hee cannot depose, saving
that this deponent was particularly acquainted and
told by the said Banzi his servants of the time of buying the said
parts by him and his paying for them, and howe much hee paid. but
the summe hee remembreth not.

To the second hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that the said ffrancisco Banzi hath a house
and habitation in Venice and frequenteth the same in his way of
merchandizes, and hath another house at Como in Lombardie, where
hee alsoe sometimes resideth, and by reason of such his residence
at Como and his being [?home] there, hee was and is a subiect of
the kinge of Spaine, and otherwise hee cannot depose./

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee hath bin severall times aboard the said
two shipps lying at Malamoro, and hath bin very conversant with
their Captaines there of there, namely with Timeson Click
Captaine of the Prince, and harmaasen Lieves commander of the
Grimain, but was never any voyage in them, nor when they were

To the second hee saith the said ffrancisco Banzi is married and
keepeth his wife and familie for the most part at Venice, and
for the rest at Como, and hath soe donne for all the said time
of this deponents knowledge of him. And otherwise saving as
aforesaid hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith hee was present at Venice when
the writings were passed betweene the said Banzi and factors
of Holland for transferring the third part of the Grimam
unto him, shee then lying at Malamon and privie to the
contract and the whole businesse thereof, and hath seene the
books of the said Banzi where the entrie is made of his said
parts of the said two shipps, and this contract and other the
particulars about the said parts passed and were donne at
Venice about foure yeares since, and that hee subscribed as a
witnesse to the said contract for the said third part of the
Grimam, and otherwise saving as aforesaid hee cannot depose.