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B 10

The sixth day of July 1658/ [CENTRE HEADING]

The clayme of Antonio Rodrigues Robles Merchant}
of London for forty pipes of Canarie wynes first laden}
aboard a shipp called the Mary and Joyce (Phillip}
Stafford Master) and afterwards the same being}
taken by the Enymyes of the Common wealth of England}
were taken out of the sayd shipp and put aboard the}
Elizabeth (Isaack Michaelson Master) and since}
retaken by the Bryar ffrigott in the imediate service}
of the Commonwealth of England: Budd: ffrancklin}

Examined on an allegation given in on the
behalfe of the sayd Antonio Rodrigues Robles


Domingo de La Serda dwelling in London
aged twenty fower yeares or
thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
hath bin an Inhabitant of the Citty of London for five yeares last
past or thereabouts and thereby knoweth that the Arlate Antonio Rodrigues
Robles during that tyme (and for divers yeares longer videlicet for tenn
or twelve yeares as this deponent hath credibly heard)
was and is an Inhabitant of the Citty of London and a Subiect of
this Commonwealth and for such Commonly reputed amongest Merchants
And further to this article hee cannot depose

To the 2 article of the sayd allegation hee saith that by reason hee this deponent
is a factor and Agent of the arlate Antonio Rodrigues Robles here at
London and soe hath bin for these five yeares last past or thereabouts and
imployed by him in keepeing his Accompts and mannagerie of his Mer=
chandizeing affayres hee thereby knoweth that during that tyme the sayd
Antonio Rodrigues Robles hath Constantly driven a trade from the Island
of the Canaries to this Port of London for Canarie wines and other Merchan=
dizes and to that purpose had his factors and Agents resideny at the Canaries
and hath yearely during that tyme receaved at London from his factors or Agents
there, some tymes three, sometymes fower hundred, (and this last yeare
videlicet 1657) five hundred pipes of Canarie wyne or neare thereabouts for Accompt of him
the sayd Antonio Rodrigues Robles And further to this article hee
cannot depose/

To the third article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee being a factor
as aforesayd to the sayd Antonio Rodrigues Robles thereby knoweth that
the sayd Antonio ever since the warrs betwixt England and Spaine
hath (being a subiect of this Commonwealth) to avoide the danger of
confiscation of his goods, traded to the Canaries under the fictitious
name of Adrian Turin and sent letters of Advice thither to two
factors there about his Merchandizing offayres under that name and
receaved letters of Advice from this factors there under the same
name this hee the better knoweth for that hee hath by order of the
sayd Antonio Rodrigues sent many letters to the Canaries under that
name, and receaved many letters of Advice and Invoyces from his factors there under
the same name, And further to this article hee cannot depose/