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To the 11th hee saith, That the said Vinitro, hill and fendley (sic) were and
are severally indebted to this deponent who expecteth payment of the said
respective debts due to him out of the wages of the sayd parties Agents/

To the 12th hee saith, That hee this rendent doeth not know of any
freight received for any of the goods laden aboard the said shipp the
voyage in question, but hath heard the said Fawkner the [?Elder]
acknowledge that freight was paid for the said goods and hath alsoe
heard some of the Merchants Laders say they had paid freight for
their goods aboard and for their passages in the said shipp, before
shee came to the disaster aforesaid./

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin/

Thomas Attwood [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The last day of Aprill. 1656/

Gold Roach and others against}
dobbins. Smith Suckley}

Examined upon an Allegation on the behalf of the said dobbins./

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William Haddocke of Wapping in the Countie
of Middlesex mariner aged 49 yeares or thereabouts
a wittnes sworne and examined saith as followeth-

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith, That by and according to
the usuall Customs knowne received and practized amoungst Merchants
and Masters of shipps, there was and is an Allowance in all sea voyages
to the Master and Companie of every shipp, according to the nature of the
voyage and the quality of the goods, some Voiages being of qreater and
some of lesse importance, And saith that from the Ports of Saint Mallo
Roane New haven flanders dover Genoa and Leghorne and other Ports
within and without the Streights, the usuall allowance to the Master and
Companie was and it upon each bale of goods two Royalls upon every duckat
of freight, or one Royall at the least, And that upon every voyage
whatsoever the Laders or ffreighters doe usually and generally give an
Allowance to the Masters and Companies of shipps by them employed
over and besides the freight due and payable to the Proprietors of
such shipp or shipps, which Allowances commonly knowne and
entitled by and with the name or title of primiage and Average the
premisses hee saith hee knoweth by long experience, having for about 28
or 30 yeares last past borne severall officers in and aboard severall shipps
and having been Master and Commander of severall shipps in severall
voiages from all the ports above said for the space of 21 yeares last past
or thereabouts, and thereby hath practically and punctually observed and
taken notice of the Custome and allowance predeposed. having received himself
severall times such allowance upon his severall Voiages from those parts And
further cannot depose:-/

To the second Article hee saith that for severall yeares last past came
particularly ever since English shipps have used the navigation betweene
Lisbone and the Brazeele manned with English or others, there hath from
time to time constantly and continually been a certaine average allowed and
mentioned in every Charterparty and bill of ladeing for or by way of average
besides the freight due to the shipps Owners in such Charterparties expressed
which allowance or average the Masters and Companies of shipps
undertaking such a Voyage have usually received from their freighters
as to them the said Masters and Companies duely belonging and not to
the Owners of such shipp or shipps, And saith the said Average was and is
constantly soe allowed as grounded upon a long continued Custome and practice
and priviledge of such Masters and Companies, for and as an engagement
and reward to and for the undergoeing of soe dangerous a voiage both as regard
of the excessive heate in the parts of Brazeele, and of the hostile environment
they are lyable to meet with all from the hollanders being enemies to the Portu=
guese, and for satisfaction of dammage in the goods if any such happen by
the default of such Masters and Companie, The premisses hee saith hee