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of silke was then usually and commonly sold at Lisbone from
one mil to one mil three hundred Res per pound, soe that
the said John hill and companie and damnified by the said losse
220 Mil Res or thereabouts. And otherwise hee cannot depose.



The 25th of August 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of Robert Winch touching}
a bale of silke seized by the kinge of}
Portugalls officers at Lisbone.}

John Bushell of London marchant
aged 37 yeares or thereabouts sworne before
the right Worshipfull Doctor Walker and the
rest of the Commissioners in the Portugall
businesse, and examined upon certaine Interrogatories
saith and deposeth as followeth, videlicet.

To the first second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth
that hee well knew the shipp the Beniamin whereof Thomas
Morley was master, and that Robert Winch of London marchant
laded or caused to be laded aboard her in this port in the yeare 1649 for his
owne proper accompt two bales (marked and numbred as in the
margent) of Spannish silke and for the port of Lisbone, and


consigned the same to this deponent a marchant then resident
at Lisbone, and sent him the letter of advise and bill of ladeing
thereof, which this deponent received at Lisbone, where (hee
saith) the said shipp arived in the said yeare 1649 of this
deponents sight, having the said goods aboard her, and there
the same amongst other of her lading were dischardged out
of the said shipp and put into the Alfandigo or custome house
of the kinge of Portugall at Lisbone, a little before Prince
Ruperts comming in thither; And saith that in the yeare 1650
there was a generall seizure or sequestration there made
by the said kings authoritie of all such goods as belonged
to any English, then remayning in the said Alfandigo or
ashore here in the dominion of the said kinge, Amongst
which goods soe seized was one of the said bales of silke
namely the no. 9. (this deponent having before dischardged
the other No. 10. thense) And a little before the said seizure
this deponent sawe the said bale No. 9. there and would
alsoe dispatched the same thensc, but the Provadar would
not permit him soe to doe, but detained the same, and
soe the said bale No. 9 was and is utterly lost to the said