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To the 19th article he saith that of his certayne knowledge and sight severall
vessells did att the Canaries within the tyme aforesayd being after the sayd [XX GUTTER]
came thither deliver their goods in safety and tooke in wynes and [?went GUTTER]
with the same for England. And particularly saith that he this deponent
departed from the Isle of Wight about the tenth day of November 1655
last which was after the Newes of the sayd Embargo was come hither
in the shipp William and Elizabeth Simon [?Frankmore] Master, which
came and arrived att the Canaries the nine and twentyeth of the same
moneth, and there delivered her lading consisting of peice goods
and tooke in two hundred seventy odd pipes of wyne and other
goods without danger, and brought the same safely to Milford
in february following, and to this Port in March last, upon which
shipp this deponent came home for England as aforesayd. And the
like successe the Little Mary (if she had performed her sayd voyage)
might have had as he assuredly beleiveth for the reasons aforesayd.
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the 20th. he saith he cannot depose.

To the 21th he saith the sayd Mr Body hath (as he verily beleiveth) sustey=
ned great dammage in that the sayd shipp Little Mary did
not performe her sayd designed voyage. But how much he cannot

To the 22. 23. and 24th. articles he referrs himselfe to the law the Acts of this
Court and his precedent deposition (which he saith is true) And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the Crosse=Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatory he saith he comes to be a witnesse att the Request of the
Plaintiffe, who by the meanes aforesayd hearing that this Rendent was
returned from the Canaries desired him to testify what he knew in the
premisses. which this Rendent promised him to doe to the effect aforesayd
without promise or expectation of any reward or other sinister end And
further otherwise taken negatively he cannot depose or answer.

To the .2.3:4. and 5th. Interrogatories he answereth negatively.

To the Interrogatories 2nd loco.

To the 6th Interrogatory he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.

To the 7th he saith severall shipps of this Commonwealth (but how many
he knoweth not) which had noe effects coming to the Canaries [?after ?the GUTTER]
sayd Embargo returned home for England empty. And further
(saving his preceding depositions to which he referreth negatively)
to the last he saith he knoweth not whether the sayd Body have payd
for the goods interrate nor what he is to pay. And that he hath noe
relation to him the sayd Body nor any manner of interest in the
goods interrate or any of them.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.



The 23th of May 1656/

Examined upon an allegation given in and
on the part and behalfe of the sayd Sir John Barker

Sir John Barker Baronett Executor of Robert Barker}
deceased against one quarter part of one hundred fifty and}
sixe pipes of spanish wines and one quarter part of}
one hundred barrells of Raisons brought to this}
Port of London in the shipp the Eve whereof}
[BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] is Master) belonging to the sayd}
Robert Barker deceased and after his decease}
to the sayd Sir John Barker his Executor and against Gyles}
Traves (sic) comming in for his interest: Smith}

Robert Harvey of London Merchant
aged 27 yeares or thereabouts a witnes
sworne and examined saith and deposeth
as followeth videlicet./



Robert Barker


Primary sources



PROB 11/254/480 Will of Robert Barker, Merchant of London 14 May 1656
PROB 11/411/434 Will of Robert Barker of Saint Dunstan in the East, City of London 10 October 1692

PROB 11/254/480