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The fifth of October 1657.

Cowell and Company against the}
Tobaccoes in the Successe aforesaid}

dt Rp. 2

Captaine Zachary Browne late
Commander of the shipp the Successe
in the immediate service of this Commonwealth
sworne and exámined as aforesaid saith
and deposeth as followeth.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that there were certaine
tobaccoes namely about thirtie thousand weight of tobaccoes
(as hee supposeth the quantitie to be) laden aboard the said shipp the
Successe (whereof this exáminate was Commander) at Jamaica
in or about the middle of Aprill last, to be brought to this
port of London. And saith that hee this deponent was at sea
when the said tobaccoes were soe brought to Jamaica, but upon
his retourne thether, hee found them there landed, and there understand that
the said tobaccoes were brought thither in a Spanish shipp, and
came from a port in the Island of Cuba under subiection of the
king of Spaine, and were belonging to Spaniards. And saith
that about a day or two after the putting the said tobaccoes aboard
the said shipp the Successe, this deponent set saile therewith
from Jamaica, and arived in this port with the saje about
the beginning of August last, this deponent being then
commander of the said vessell and ariving here in her.

To the second, Interrogatorie hee saith that shortly after the arivall if
the said shipp in this port, the interrogated Thomas Cowell
came aboard her, and saying that hee had a Commission
to make seizure of the goods of the king of Spaine or his subiects
(or words to that effect) did make seizure of the said parcell
of tobaccoes, soe brought from Jamaica on the said shipp the
Successe whereof this deponent was commander, and was sthen
present aboard, but the said Cowell did not then show his said
Commission. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.



The sixth of October 1657.

Rp. dt. 3.

Abraham Barnaby of the little Tower hill one
of the Customehouse waiters, aged 30 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and exámined.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that there were
certaine tobaccoes namely three hundred and thirteene Canasters and
or thereabouts and five thousand and odd Manucoes of tobaccoe
brought to this port of London in the shipp the Successe (whereof
his precontest Zachary Browne was comander) ariving in this
port from Jamaica in or about the beginning of August last, upon


Primary sources



PROB 11/416/432 Will of Zachary Browne, Gentleman of Stepney, Middlesex. 27 October 1693