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16th ffebruary 1655 [CENTRE HEADING]

Williams and Company against. 37 butts five}
carrattells and 3 quarter Rolls of Morea Currants}
marked as in the margant laden aboad the shipp}
the Cesar whereof William ffudge is Master and}
brought in her to this Port of London and against}
Thomas Rowse ffrancis ffowke and Company}
coming in for their Interest Budd Smith}

Examined upon an allegation given in on the behalfe
of Thomas Rowse and ffrancis ffowke and company./


Thomas Child of the parish of Saint Mary at Hill
London Cittizen and Vintner aged forty three yeares
or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allogation hee saith that by reason hee this
deponent was Purser of the shipp the Cesar of London (wereof William ffudge was
Commander) in and during the voyage in question hee thereby knoweth that the arlate
Edward Wright and William Langhorne did in the moneth of June last videlicet June
1655 reside at Genoa arlate and did their negotiate as factors and correspon=
dents of the arlate Thomas Rowse and ffrancis ffowke, and did at Genoa
loade aboard the said shipp Cesar certaine moneys for the use of the sayd
Thomas Rowse and ffrancis ffowke, and consigned the same to be delivered to
the arlate Wiliam ffowkes then counsull at [?and of] the Morea for the English nation,
to be [?best] by him imployed for the use of the sayd Thomas Rowse and ffrancis
ffowkes, to whome the sayd william ffowke was their, factor and correspondent,
And hee alsoe saith that hee well knoweth that the arlate Thomas Oliver was
viceconsull to the sayd William ffowke at the Morea
and did acte there as his Viceconsull and did negotiate all the sayd
william ffowkes busines in his absence as his Viceconsull and alsoe in his
matters of merchandise there, and did alsoe there negotiate as factor and
correspondent of the sayd Thomas Rowse, and ffrancis ffowke in the absence of the
sayd william ffowke, This hee knoweth being purser as aforesayd and
resideing often on shoare at Petras in the sayd Counsulls house during the voyage in question
And further to this article hee Cannot depose./

To the 2 article hee saith hee knoweth that there was fower thousand dollars
being the same money mentioned in his deposition to the first article laden by the foresayd Edward Wright and William Langhorne at Genoa aboard the
Cesar aforesayd for the use and Accompt of the sayd Thomas Rowse and
ffrancis ffowke in the moneth of June 1655 (old style) and consigined (sic) as aforesayd
to the sayd William ffowke in the Morea to bee by him employed in payeing
for Currants for their use toward the ladeing of the Cesar aforesayd, And further
to this article hee cannot depose. saving hee saith that hee knoweth. that some part of
the sayd money was paid to the sayd Thomas Oliver, and other part of it to him
the sayd William ffowke in presense of this deponent./

To the 3 hee saith that by reason hee was present at the drawing signeing and sealing
of the Charterparty touching the same hee knoweth that the arlate Edward Wright
and William Langhorne did as corresponents of the arlate Thomas Rowse and ffrancis
ffowke and on their behalfe enter into the Charterparty with William ffudge Commander
of the Cesar aforesayd at Genoa in the moneth of June last that hee the sayd
ffudge should thense depart with his shipp the Cesar to Castle da Marr, there to take
in such goods or should bee laden aboard her there by the arlate John Byam