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To the Interrogatories/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee is now Captaine Master of a shipp called the Mary
of London and hath bin formerly Master of other shipps but never went any voyage
from Portugall to the Brazeele and therefore cannot further answere to
this Interrogatorie/

To the 2: 3: 4 and 5th Interrogatories hee cannot answere having never bin
any Brazeele voyage nor seene any Charterparty made for a Brazeele

To the 6th Interrogatorie hee saith hee never went any voyage to the Brazeele
as aforesayd nor knoweth what to beleeve in the case Interrogate./

To the last Interrogatorie hee saith it concerneth him not to answer thereto
having not deposed to the article Interrogate nor can hee answere to
this Interrogatorie otherwise than negatively not being at Lisbone the
tyme Interrogatorie And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answer

Repeated before doctor Godolphin and Colonell Cock./

Cadwallader Cripps [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 17th of 9ber 1657/

Examined on the sayd allegation/


John Wills of Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney and County
of Middlesex Mariner Captaine of the Successe of London aged
fifty two yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee hath bin a Master
of shipps for these twenty yeares last past and upwards and hath used the Sea as
Mariner many yeares before and hath thereby observed and well knoweth that
during the sayd tyme there hath constantly bin allowed unto Masters of shipps
and their Companyes by the Laders or freighters for whome they carried goods upon
all voyages to any places either within or without the streights by the
name of primage and Average a certayne allowance over and above
the freight of the sayd goods, to some place more and some place lesse
And hee this deponent hath within the tyme aforesayd receaved of his laders
or ffreighters for goods by him transported from this Port of London and other
places of England to Naples and Ligorne fower Royalls a tonne for
pulchers and other heavie goods transported (over and above the freight due to
the Owners of the shipp for the same) in the name of primage and Average
and knoweth that primage and Average is constantly and usually paid
to all Masters and Mariners of shipps upon any voyage to all or any
of the places arlate to some places and for some sorts of goods, nore
and for some lesse, as due to them over and above their wages
they being by that allowance obliged to pay dammages for any goods if
stowed or damnified by their meanes And this hee saith is a thing publique and
notorious to masters of Shipps and their Companies and to Merchants [upon GUTTER]
trade at Sea upon Marchandizing affayres And further saving his subsequent
deposition hee cannot depose/

To the 2 and third articles hee saith that in the yeare one thousand sixe hundred forty nyne
hee this deponent made a voyage from Lisbone to Brazeele and
thence back to Lisbone and saith hee well knoweth that in and by his Charterparty
and alsoe in the bills of ladeing hee had an Averidge allowed him (over and above the freight (expressed alsoe
in the sayd Charterparty and bills of ladeing) of eighty Rees (which is two Ryalls Portugall mony) upon
every roove of sugar brought by this deponent from the Brazeele to Lisbone, and [XXX]