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The 30th of december 1658.

John Greene, John Parker, Aron)
Mico and Alexander Bence against)
the Lisbon frigot and ketcher)
Suckley. Smith)

Examined upon an allegation given in on the
behalfe of the said Greene and others
the 22th instant.

Rp. 1

Charles Tey of Ligorne Mariner, aged 25 yeeres
or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first and second hee saith hee well knoweth the arlate Bartholomew
ketcher and the shipp the Lisbone frogot whereof hee saith that the XXXXX
arlate the said ketcher was master and had the governance of her as master
thereof of his sight and knowledge, And further cannot depose, not
knowing ought of the Charterpartie or affreightment arlate, saving what

To the third 4 and 5th articles hee saith and deposeth that in the moneth of June last
past the said shipp the Lisbone frigot was and remained in the port of Ligorne
and that whiles shee was and soe remained there, hee saith there were loaded
and put aboard her a cargo of oile, Rice, Silke, Silke stockings, turkey
carpets, sope and other merchandizes to be thence transported to the Iland of
Teneriff in the Canaries and there to be delivered to John Maria Basso
and Jeronimo Basso or their agents, and saith the said lading was made
at Ligorne by one mr Michael an English marchant and factor, and
was said to be for the account of English merchants living in England, and
the same were at the Canaries to be by the said John Maria Basso and
Jeronimo Basso invested in logwood (as this deponent was informed by
the merchant that loaded the same) which was to be brought in the said shipp
to this port of London. And saith that the said merchant lader during such
abode of the said shipp at Legorne, the better to secure her (being an English
vessell) procured a passe or certificate from his highnes the grand duke
of Tuscany, purporting that the said shipp belonged to Italians, subiects
of the said duke, and calling her in the said passe the Santa Antonio di Padua,
and put this deponent (an Italian) Captaine of her, whose name was contained in
the said passe as Captaine of the said vessell soe therein named the Santa Antonio
di Padua, all which was donne and shee was furnished with the said dukes colours to secure and preserve the said shipp the
Lisbone frigot and her lading from seizure by the Spaniards, in regard of
the warres betwext England and Spaine, And being thus provided and
furnished with the said passe (which this deponent had and still hath in
his custody) the said shipp with the said goods and this deponent in her in
the qualitie aforesaid departed from ligorne on the seaven and twentieth of
June last new stile (or thereabouts) to goe to the Canaries and deliver the
said goods to the said two factors or merchants there resident to whome they
were consigned as aforesaid, and that shee arived at Oratavo in Tenereiff
in or about the end of July or beginning of August the next following
All which hee deposeth receiving the said passe, going the said voyage and
ariving at Oratava in her.

To the sixth and seaventh and eighth hee saith that the said shipp and goods
being soe arived at Oratava, this deponent went there ashore and carried the letters
of advice and dispatches to the said John Maria and Jeronimo Basso and
caused them to be delivered unto their corresponden and caused them to be ad?vertised of the said arrivall, and


Primary sources



PROB 11/290/253 Will of Aaron Mico, Merchant of London 20 April 1659
PROB 11/334/494 Will of Dame Jane Mico, Widow of London 09 December 1670
PROB 11/320/440 Will of Sir Samuel Mico, Mercer of London 24 May 1666