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The 11th of Octoner 1659.

The Claime of Thomas Cowling}
for three pipes of Canary Wines}
taken in the Saint Laurence Peter}
Bennewysent Master}

Budd: ffrancklyn:

Examined upon an Allegation
given in on the behalfe of
the said Thomas

d:t Bevin j.us

Robert Bevin of London
Merchant aged 36 yeeres or
thereabouts Sworne ad Examined

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and
Deposeth that hee well knoweth the arlate Thomas
Cowling, and soe hath done for theise sixteene yeeres
last or thereabouts And saith hee is an Englishman
and a Subject of this Comonwealth of England
and soe Generally accomted to be: And further
cannot depose./.

To the second hee saith that in the moneths of May
June and July 1658: and for many yeeres before
the said Thomas Cowling did live at Teneriffe and
of the Canary Islands as a Merchant stranger, and
not as a Subject of the King of Spaine; and soe hee
is reputed to live there. The premisses hee Deposeth
having knowne the said Producent for the time aforesaid
and bin his Correspondent for about three yeeres last
and further cannot depose./.

To the third hee saith that within these three yeeres
last the said Cowling. hath sent severall pipes of
Canary wines at severall times. from the Canarys
to this Deponent here in London; And this Deponent here
received them upon the Accompt of the said Thomas
Cowling, and made him the returnes thereof, according
to the said Cowlings order, and further cannot depose

To the 4th hee saith that in or about the moneth of July
1658: this deponent received a letter from the said Mr
Cowling, advising this Deponent that hee had caused three
pipes of wines to be laden on board the arlate ship the
Saint Laurence marked: B: upon his hazard and adventure
or to that effect; and desired this Deponent to sell them to
the best advantage, and to invest their proceeds in
Chares and Stooles and other things. And saith that hee [XXX GUTTER]
beleeveth, and is persuaded in his Conscience that the


Primary sources



PROB 11/345/419 Will of Robert Bevin, Merchant of London 27 July 1674