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hee well knoweth that an English shipp laden with newfound
land fish and consigned to the arlate Mr Bennett (the shipps name hee knoweth
not) and alsoe an other English shipp called
the Pilgrim laden alsoe with ffish and consigned to one Mr Thomas Bande an English
Merchant and other English shipps did at the tyme the arlate Shipp the ffreindshipp
lay in the Road of Mallaga the voyage in question come under Command
there, and laye there as neere as usually English shipps used to ride in tymes
of peace betwixt England and Spaine, and did of this deponents sight and knowledge
enioye freedome of trade there, their ffactors or ffreighters having [?procured]
of the Governour and other officers of the King of Spaine at Mall[?e]ga pratique or
licence for their soe doeing, And hee this deponent well remembreth the sayd
shipp Pilgrim while shee soe laye in the Roade of Mallega under Command
and after shee had discharged a great part of her ladeing of fish there and
had taken in some wines, was there seized by a Spanish man of warr which
came into the sayd Roade, and the Englishmen on board her turned out of her, And
hee saith hee well remembreth that complainte being thereof made to the
Governour of Mallega and it
being made appeare to the Gouvernour that shee had pratique or licence to
trade here, the Gouvernour came downe in person the next day after her
being soe taken and discharged all the English men of such restraintes as they were under and put them into
quiett possession of their said shipp the Pilgrim againe, and turned the Spaniards
out of the same, and permitted her to continue there quietly and take
in the rest of her ladeing of wines which shee was there to receave on board
This hee deposeth being then an English ffactor at Mallega and being
an eye wittnes there of And further hee cannot of his knowledge depose
but hath heard that the arlate Whitby did procure pratique in the like
kinde for the shipp ffreindshipp./

To the 3 hee cannot depose saving hee saith hee knoweth the shipp ffreindshipp
arlate and the arlate Barnaby holding her Master, and saith the voyage in question
shee lay in the Roade of Mallega two or three myles from shoare to take
in her lading there./

To the 4th and 5th hee cannot depose/

To the 6th hee saith that at Mallega aforesayd it is commonly accompted
to be the use and Custome that when and parcell of wines is delivered at
the Ploy there into the possession of the Master of any shipp or any of his
company; the sayd Master and his Company and owners of his shipp are
chargeable with the sayd wines till the delivery of them at their port of
discharge, and if they the sayd master and company rafte the sayd wines off
from shoare towards their shipp hee and his Company or Owners are to
make good to the parties for whose Accompt the sayd
wines are delivered to them, all damage which happens by rafting the sayd
wines and to make them good if any of them bee thereby lost in the sea and [?come ?not GUTTER]