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The 13th of June 1659.
The Brazill Company of Portugall against}
200 Quintalls of Brazil Wood or}
thereabouts brought to this port}
in the Jonathan and Abigail}
(Thomas Morley Master) and against}
Examined upon the Allegation given
in by Mr Suckley
Thomas Morley Master of
the ship the Jonathan and Abigail
aged 48 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and Examined./:
To the first article of the said Allon hee saith and Deposeth
that the parcell of Brazil wood arlate (being two Hundred Kintalls, or therabouts
which was brought to this Port in the said ship the Jonathan
and Abigail, as Delivered to this Deponent out of a yard at
Lisbone, which yard did belong to the Portugall East India Company as this Deponent
was then and there Credibly Informed and soe hee verily beleeveth
And saith that one John Roles, a Portugueze Broker, whom
this Deponent Imployed in procuring of goods to lade onboard the said
ship upon freight did procure all the said Brazill Wood, and the said Roles
hath often times told this Deponent, about the time of the Lading thereof that the said Wood was to be
transported in the said Ship to London for the Account of the
Portugall Brazil Company, and soe this Deponent verily beleeveth it was,
And saith that the said Roles did procure other goods for this
Deponent the said time of this Deponents being there, and saith there
was an Agreement made amongst divers of the Merchants that
laded goods in the said Ship that there should be
a Teston upon each Chest of Sugar, and two Ryalls upon
each pipe of Oyle, and after that proportion, for other goods
to be Given as a Gratuity to the Convoy that stayed there for
the Jonathan and Abigail, and other English ships then there
And this Deponent Demanded of the said Roles the like rates
for the said Brazill Wood and the other goods that hee
procured, and that were laden on board the said Ship, But for
the said 200 Quintalls of Brazil Wood the said Roles refused
to allow any thing. telling this Deponent that the same did belong
to the Brazil Company, and they being a Joint Company
would beare their owne Adventures or to that effect, But
for the other goods that the sd Roles procured, the said Roles allowed the rates
aforesaid, to this Deponent for the said Convoy, And soe much this
Deponent beleeveth hee hath acknowledged to severall persons
The foresaid Premises hee deposeth, being Master of the said
ship aforesaid And further Cannot depose./.