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That the schedule hereunto annexed beginning An Inventary/ et cetera
and ending 752.15. was and is the such in all the particulars and
summes thereof for and touching his sequestration and imprisonment at
Lisbone by authoritie of the kinge of Portugall.



The 25th of August 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of John hill and companie}
touching a bale of silke seized on by the}
king of Portugalls officers}

John Bushell of London Marchant
aged 37 yeares or therabouts sworne
before the right worshippfull the Commissioners in the
Portugall businesse and examined upon certaine Interrogatories.
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet.

To the first and second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee well knew
the shipp the Roebuck whereof William harper was master, and saith
that humphrey hill of London merchant having laden aboard her in this port in or
about the moneth of ffebruary 1647 old stile two bales of Spannish silke to be
transported to the port of Lisbone for the accompt of John hill and company
consigned then thither to this deponent (who was there resident) for
the said accompt; and saith that in the yeere 1648 the said shipp with
a lading of goods (amongst which were the said two bales) arived in the
said port of Lisbone, and shortly after such her arivall her goods were
landed and put intp the Alfandigo or Customehouse of the king of Portugall;
And further that in the yeere 1650 there was a generall sequestration
at lisbone of all goods and merchandizes belonging to any English and
then remayning and in the said Alfandigo or customehouse in the said kings
dominions. And saith the said bales of silke
were marked and numbred as in the mark margin, as by the letters and


bill of lading sent this deponent after the said lading by the said
humphrey hill appeared. And that before the said sequestration
this deponent dispatched and received one of the said bales (namely
that of No. j) out of the said Alfandigo and disposed thereof for
accompt of the said John hill and company, but did not receive
or disptach the other of the said bales thence soe that hee beleeveth
the same was disposed of by the said king or his officers, this deponent having
received a certificate by order of the Provedar mentioning amongest
other things the entrie thereof in the Customshouse or Alfandigo
and another certificate
by the same authoritie of what goods hee this deponent dispatched out,
in which last certificate the said bale is not contained or mentioned, nor
was ever received by this deponent (to whom the same was consigned)
and, therefore the said bale marked as aforesaid and nombred G, was
and is lost to the said John hill and company.
And saith hee hath seene the Invoice of the lading of the said bale soe lost
mentioniing the same to containe 202 li English weight, and saith that that sort