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The 9th of November 1657.

Gold and others against Dobbins}
Smith. Suckley.}

Exámined upon the fore said allegation given in on the
behalfe of the said Dobbins.

dt. dobbins 3.

Captaine Isaac Woodgreene of Wapping Mariner
aged 40 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith and deposeth that hee this deponent
hath gone Master of severall shipps within those twenty yeares last past upon divers
voyages from this Port of London to Portugall: Spaine Italy and Turkey and to
severall parts and places And thereby knoweth that hee this deponent hath bin paid and
allowed by his freighters and imployers (over and above the freight of the goods by him
carried to those places from London) a royall upon every bale of goods carried to those
places for averidge, and for every peece of fflanders goods or hollands goods by him
taken in in the downes or at dover to carry to the places aforesayd (over and above
the freight of them) a royall for averidge upon every ducket paid for freight of them, for a and
hath receaved of his freighters and imployers with within the sayd tyme, for goods taken om
in Turkey to be brought to London a Ryall upon ever for Averidge upon every bale of goods
there laden which over and above the freight of them, which Averidge was constantly
paid him before or at the tyme of firmeing the bills of ladeing for the same, And at
Zant hee saith hee hath receaved within the sayd tyme of her freighter freighters and imployers
there for Averidge (over and above freight as aforesayd) fower ryall upon every tonne
of goods there laden for London at or before the firmeing the bills of ladeing for the same And for what goods hee
hath within the sayd tyme taken in at Spaine to be theire transported to London three Ryalls
Averidge upon each tonne of goods there aden, over and above the freight as aforesayd And
that upon his safe Arrivall at London from any of the sayd places hee hath constantly
receaved of his Imployers over and above the freight as aforesayd, and over and above
the Averidge paid unto him as aforesayd at the signeing of the bills of ladeing as aforesayd
sixe pence XXXXX Averidge were upon every tonne of goods delivered at London from
the sayd places And thXX hath the like Averidge hath bin and is usually and customarily paid to and
from any of the sayd places for goods (by all Merchants) unto Masters of shipps, and
soe hath bin for those twenty yeares last past and as hee verily beleeveth have bin soe
paid synce out of mynde and memory of men now liveing
and is paid in consideration to oblige the masters and Companyes of shipps to make good what dammage happenedth by ill stowage
dammage and want of pumpeing and embezilment
And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 2 and 3 hee saith hee hath not at any tyme gone any voyage from Lisbone to Brazeele
and therefore cannot of his certayne knowledge depose any thing to the Contents
thereof but verily beleeveth that there is an Averidge allowed to Masters of
shipps and their Companyes, as well as there is to other places as aforesayd
and beleeveth the Averidge allowed for viages to and from Brazeele is greater
farr greater than those parid to or from any of the other places, by reason of the
length of the voyage and the danger that Masters and Companyes of shipps who
goe thether undergoe through the unhealthyness of the Clymate and the danger
of seizure by the hollanders who are in hostility with all such as trade from
Lisbone to Brazeele, and alsoe for that they are ˹likewise˺ thereby lyable to make good what goods
are damnified by ill stowage or damage and want of pimpeing and imbezillment And
further to those articles hee cannot depose

To the 4th hee cannot depose having never gone any voyage to Brazeele as aforesayd





Primary sources



PROB 4/14692 Woodgreen, Captain, Isaac, of St. Paul, Shadwell, Mdx. 1689 10 May

PROB 11/394/415 Will of Isaac Woodgreene, Gentleman of Saint Paul Shadwell, Middlesex. 26 March 1689
PROB 11/396/388 Will of Isaac Woodgreene, Shipwright of Ratcliffe, Middlesex. 27 September 1689

State Papers

SP 46/137/561 State Papers Domestic: Supplementary. ADMIRALTY. Masters' certificates granted by Trinity House: Master: John Dawney of Goulstone Signatures: Isaac Woodgreene, John Bradenham. 22 February 1673