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The 10th of November 1657

Cowse against Jones.}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation [?re ?parte XXX]

dt. Cowse

Rp. 3

Richard Symonds of London Marchant, aged 23
yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the eighth árticle of the said állegation upon which alone hee is [at the]
discretion of the producent exámined hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knoweth Beniamin Say Marchant living at the Barbadas
by meanes that this deponent longe resided there and was there
familiarly acquainted with him, and well knoweth him to be
correspondent in traffique of the producents Edmund and James
Cowse, and well knoweth his handwriting having often seene
him write, and saith that lately this deponent saw in the hand
of the said Edmund a letter dated at the Barbadas the first of
July last, subscribed , Beniamin Say directed to Edmund and James Cowse and wherein the said Say
whose hand hee verily beleeveth the said letter to be) writeth that
hee had sold severall of the said Cowses wines which came in the
shipp the ffortune for two thousand six hundred pounds
of sugar, and two of the said pipes for two thousand six hundred pounds of
sugar, and did proceede in selling the rest after the rate
of two thousand six hundred pounds of sugar per pipes, And
otherwise referring himselfe to the ordinary rules of calculation
touching the ámount of the sugars at 3d per pound hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee cometh required by Edmund Cowse aforesaid
to testifie the truth in this cause, wherein hee hath noe interest at all
and saith hee hath used to goe to sea theise xi yeares but never
had any command of any shipps, and otherwise negatively.

To the second hee saith hee was not any of the said shipps company
and otherwise negatively.

To the 3 hee hath not soe deposed.

To the 4 and 5th they concerneth him not.

To the rest hee hath not soe deposed.

Richard Symonds [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Exámined upon the fore said allegation.

Rp. .4.

Jacob Gregory of the parish of Saint Michael Cornehill
London Salter, aged 45 yeares or thereabouts sworne and

To the eighth article of the foresaid allegation hee saith and deposeth
that hee hath received lettres from his correspondent and sonne William Gregory
living at the Barbada's, wherein hee the said William writes that [?Mr]
Cowse (writing of and meaning the producent) his wines
which came thither in the ffortune, were sold some of them for 24[00 li]
of sugar per pipe and some at 2600 li of sugar per pipe, and
[XXXX] hee resolved to sell all the rest at 2600 li per pipe as the lowest
rate or to that effect, and writeth further that the quantitie [?thereof]
which the said shipp XX at the Canaries
for the said Cowses account was 73 pipes, and this letter hee



Benjamin Say


Primary sources



PROB 11/365/211 Will of Jacob Gregory, Haberdasher of London 09 February 1681