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To the 3 hee saith the Groyne was the first place the Mary and Joyce
was brought to after her seizure And that shee was seized on the 13th
of Marchn last 1657 and kept by the seizers in their possession about eight
dayes after seizure before they brought her to the Groyne And further
hee cannot answere./

To the 4th and 5th for that hee was gone from the Groyne before any wynes
were put into the Elizabeth from aboard the Mary and Joyce hee
cannot answere to those Interrogatories/

To the 6th hee cannot answere knowing nothing thereof./

To the 7th 8th and 9th hee cannot answere knowing nothing nor having
heard any thing to the effect Interrate./

To the 10th hee saith hee knoweth not de La Villette nor Clements
Interrate And cannot further answere./

To the last hee saith hee favoureth all the parties litigant alike and
desyreth right may prevaile in this cause and to the rest of the
Interrate hee answereth negatively./

Repeated before Collonell Cock./

Phillip Staford [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 20th of July 1658.

Examined upon the fore said allegation.

Rp. 3us

Richard Baker of London Merchant aged 35 yeares
or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To th first and second articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that hee
thise deponent hath well knowen the producent Robert Breton
for theise tenn yeares last and upwards, and well knoweth that
for the monethes arlate and severall yeares last hee the said
producent as a merchant hath driven and doth drive a trade
from London to the Canaries and back from the Canarie Ilands
to London for and in wines, and hath and doth correspond in his
said way of trade with don Lewis Perez da Victoria a Marchant
resideing in Teneriff, and that within the said time divers [?parcells]
and quantities of Canarie wines have bin laded at the Canaries
and brought thence to this port for his account, which hee knoweth
having received severall quantities of wines for the account of the
said Robert Bretton while hee resided in Spaine where this
deponent left him to succe{?e]de him in his house and busines [?XXX]
whnce hee is lately come by meanes of the [XXXXX], and saith
this deponent hath seene severall letters and dispatches betwixt
the said Robert Bretton and the said don lewes his factor or
correspondent about such their merchandize, and the said
don lewis hath since theise warrs used to consigne to the said
producent by the name of david Constantine a name given


Primary sources



PROB 11/276/207 Will of Richard Baker, Haberdasher of London 04 May 1658 PROB 11/352/500
Will of Richard Baker, Mercer of Saint Mildred Poultry, City of London 20 December 1676