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bigg as foure of them used to be about twelve or
fourteene yeeres [?since]. The premisses hee deposeth for that
hee this deponent hath for theise nine yeeres last [?as] a freeman dealt in
and used the trade of Virginia and other tobaccoes, and hath
receaved many hundreds hogsheads of tobacco brought thence
in that space, and as free man and apprentice hee hath used
and bin versed in that trade for theise seaventeene yeares last,
And further hee cannot depose saving that hee saith hee is soe
well acquainted with the dimension and [?bignes] of
Virginia hogsheads that hee can well make estimate of
the roome they will take in a shipp, and beleeveth that shipps
which are bought and sold and commonly warranted for
three hundred tuns, will not nor can conveniently take
in or stowe above seaven hundred hogsheads of Virginia tobacco.
And saving that Virginia caske being [?cheape], this deponent and others doe frequently
[?pack] up out wards lading sent to to Virginia and other places in them, and have #

[#] [XXXX] frequently
[XXXX as three to] a tonne
[XX ? nor more], the
[XXXX] refusing to
[XXX] more than three

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee was not in the voyage, and therefore
hee answereth negatively.

To the second and third hee saith that Virginia hogsheads are not
commonly all of a size, but saith that three large hogsheads exceede
a tonne and three mid [XXXXX] or size of hogsheads make or supplie the
roome of a full tonne in storage, and saith that complaint being lately
made by masters and owners of shipps to the Assembly at Virginia
of the [XXXX] sustained by them of late yeares by the largenes of
hogsheads made for tobaccoes, and of their taking too much room in
their shipps the said Assembly as hee hath bin informed both by letters
and otherwise have made an order to bring them to a lesse
and a certaine [?gage]. And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

James Jauncye [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 9th of November 1658.

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.


Mathew Travis of the parish of Saint John Evangelist
London citizen and salter of London aged
50 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that within and during
theise five or six yeeres last past Virginia hogsheads wherein
tobaccoes are usually imported have bin and commonly are much
bigger than Virginia hogsheads for importing tobaccoe were for
tenn yeares space or thereabouts next preceding the said five or six
yeeres last, which hee knoweth for that for theise thirtie yeares



Mathew Travis


Primary sources



PROB 11/325/120 Will of Robert Travis, Salter of Saint Giles without Cripplegate, City of London. 24 September 1667
PROB 11/364/363 Will of John Travis, Salter of Saint Mary Aldermary, City of London. 20 November 1680
PROB 11/368/390 Will of Mathew Treavis, Salter of London 02 December 1681