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The 21th of ffebruary 1655.

On the behalfe of Mr}
ffernandez touching the}
White fflower de lunn.}

Senior Antonio ffernandez Caravajall of London
Marchant, aged 56 yeeres or thereabouts sworne before
as in the Acts of Court, saith and
deposeth by vertue of his oath.


That in or about the moneth of October 1655 hee this deponent
wrote over to Amsterdam to Mr Joseph Perera desireing him and
giving him order to buy for this deponents account a Dutch shipp or
vessell, but to buy her in his the said Perera's owne name, because
this deponents intended to send her ffor Spaine. And saith that in
or about the moneth of November last next following, the said
Perera by letters advised this deponent, that hee had there bought him a
shipp named the Lyz-blanc (in English the white-flower da Lune)
for this deponents accompt, of the burthen of an hundred tonnes
or thereabouts. And not long after the said Perera drew bills
of Exchange upon this deponent, for the same, to the valew of
about two hundred and fiftie pounds sterling, which hee this
deponent accepted and hath paid. And further that in confirmation
of the said bargaine this deponent hath since received from the
said Joseph Perera the attestation nowe by him produced
and left in Court concerning the said shipp And saith that
the said shipp tackle, and furniture doe solely belong to him this
deponent, and to noe other person or persons whatever
And this the said shipp is lately arived in the Downes, and is
in the possession of a master sent aboard her by this deponent
named Patrick Betts for the use and service of him this deponent.

Anto Caravajale [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 22th of the same

Rp. 2

Alonzo de ffonseca Meza of London Merchant aged 22
yeeres or thereabouts sworne as aforesaid saith as followeth

That his precontest Antonio ffernandes Caravajall in or about the
moneth of October last past wrote over to Amsterdam to Joseph
Perera, giving him order thereto buy for his the said ffernandes proper
account a dutch shipp or vessell, but to buy her in the name of
him the said Perera, because Mr ffernandez intended to send her for
Spaine. And that in or about November last the said Perera by letters of
advise the said Mr ffernandez then had the said Perera had there bought
a shipp named the Lyz blanc, (in English the White fflower
da Luna) for the said ffernandez his accompt, of the burthen of one
hundred tonnes or thereabouts, And saith that not longe after the said
Perera drew bills of exchange for the same upon the said Mr ffernandez
to the valew of two two hundred and fiftie pounds sterling or thereabouts, which Mr
ffernandez accepted and paid. And further that sawe the premisses