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The 6th of ffebruary 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]
Examined upon the foresaid allegation of 17 articles.
John Nelson of London Merchant, aged 39 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined.
To the fourth article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that in and
for all the time arlate, the said freight of goods by the tonne from
Cyprus and Scanderoone to London was for grosse goods as cotten woolls at
and after the rate of 6 li per tonne, of galls 4 li per tonne, and of fine goods
at 7 li per tonne, which hee knoweth for that hee is a Turkey merchant
and hath knowne severall persons pay after those rates as the
common and usuall rates. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the 8th hee saith that hee beleeveth and hath heard that within the times
arlate namely betwixt September 1653 and September 1654 severall mercahnts
for Cotton woolls brought from ligorne to London in the dart ffrigot and
the hope of London paid fro freight 12 li sterling per tonne and for freight of Galls
8 li per tonne, And otherwise hee cannot depose.
Upon the rest of the articles of this allegation hee is not examined by direction of
Upon the allegation of 45 articles.
To the fourth article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that
all goods that are laden aboard shipps at Scanderon and Cyprus ought to be
weighed, and the master or Purser of such a shipp
or shipps aboard which the same are to be laden ought to take the wight thereof
it being the usuall custome to make that weight good here, which hee
knoweth having bin long resident at Alleppo as a factor, and since trading
as a merchant into those parts from this port. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.
To the 6th article hee saith that any Aleppo or Cyprus kintell
maketh one hundred Rotolo's, and every Rotolo should make a certaine [?foure GUTTER]
pounds, thirteene ounces (English Aver dupois weight) as usually account
soe tha 252 kintalls and 44 kintalls, and 26 Rotolo's and
eight Rotolo's, make in all kintalls 292 Rotolos 34, which hee knoweth
being acquainted with the contents and amount of those weights by the
meanes aforesaid. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the 7th hee saith that 296 kintalls and 34 Rotolo's of Cotton
Woolls, make English weight (at foure pounds thirteene
ounces to the Rotolo) 142613 pounds and tenn ounces if right cast,
And otherwise referring himselfe to the schedule arlate, hee cannot
To the 8th article hee saith that 470 Rotolos appeare by the Invoice
arlate (nowe showne unto him) to be neate Turkish weight 30[?390 GUTTER]
Rotolos. And otherwise referring himselfe to the billd of lading and
Invoice arlate, hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid.
To the 9th hee saith that every Rotolo of neate Turkisj weight [?and GUTTER]
to the usuall accompt maketh or conteineth foure pounds thirteene ounces
English weight, and soe 30390 Rotolos, make English weight 1305 [?XXX GUTTER]
seaven pounds of galls as this deponent hath cast the same up
And otherwise referring himselfe as aforesaid hee cannot depose.