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The 9th day of ffebruary 1655/

Examined upon an arlate allegation and schedule
given in on the behalfe of the sayd William
Williams and Company./

William Williams and Company against 37 butts five}
Caratells and 3 quarter Rolls of Morea Curranse}
marked as in the margent laden aboard the Shipp}
the Cesar whereof William ffudge is Master}
and brought to this Port of London and}
against Thomas Rowse ffrancis ffowke and}
Company coming in for their Interest: Smith}


Humphrey Hardwick of Saint Nicholas Lane
London Merchant aged twenty nyne yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee well knoweth that in
the moneth of September 1655 the arlate William Williams and Company were the Owners
and freighters of the arlate Shipp the Elizabeth and Anne and soe commonly
accompted this hee deposeth of his owne certaine knowledge being the arlate humphry
hardwick and by them then imployed as Supra Cargo of ffactor aboard the sayd
Shipp And further to this article hee cannot depose

To the second third and 4th articles of the sayd allegation hee sayeth that in the moneth
of September aforesayd the arlate Shipp the Elizabeth and Anne did with this
deponent as Supra Cargo on board her and likewise the arlate Shipp the Cesar
the arlate Clement harby then Supra Cargo or factor on board her remayned
together in the Roade of Nathalagoe both bound for Petras to buy Curranse
and saith that during their aboade there hee this deponent as ffactor and
Supracargo of the sayd Elizabeth and Anne and the sayd Clement harby as
factor and supracargo of the Shipp Cesar did in regard they were both bound
for Petras to buy Curranse the better to avoide disputes which might thereupon
arise and feareing that their both goeing might be an occasion to raise the price
of Currans there although hee this deponent had formerly concluded and agreed with the Inhabitants of the Morea and Gulph of Lepanto whereof Petras is a part for the Curranse in question concluded and agreed together that only the Shipp
Cesar and the sayd Clement harby should goe to Petras and that what hee
Curranse hee should there buy should bee for the Accompte of this deponents,
and the sayd harbyes principalls, and should be equally shared betixt them videlicet one
halfe for the Accompt of˺ this deponents principalls, and the other halfe for the Accompte of the
sayd harbyes Principalls, And it was alsoe further agreed by and betweene this
deponent and the sayd harby that the Curranse bought by the sayd harby for
the Accompt of the sayd William Williams and Company should bee brought
in to the shipp Cesar aforesayd to Argostoll arlate and there delivered to this
deponent aboard the sayd shipp the Elizabeth and Anne for the use of his this
deponents principalls freight free, the dangers of the Sea excepted, as more
at large will appeare by the originall agreement drawne in writing and
to this allegation annexed to which writing hee
referreth him selfe, And further to these articles hee cannot depose/

To the 5th and 6th 7th 8th and 9th articles of the sayd allegation and the bill of ladeing in the
sayd fifth article mentioned hee saith that hee this deponent being the arlate



Humphrey Hardwick


Primary sources



PROB 11/296/306 Will of Humphry Hardwick, Merchant of London 08 December 1659