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Genoese by birth and extraction and a subiect of the state of Genua hee
the said Stephen Pallavacino was and is commonly accompted and reputed
And saith that for all the said time of this deponents said dwelling in Genua
the said producent of this deponents sighte and knowledge dwellt and kept
house and familie there and that hee was and is one of the Patritij of Genua and
soe commonly accompted: And saith that the said producent was and is
a merchant of very greate account and dealing and estate and of such
wealth that hee is estimated to be worth one hundred thousand pounds sterling,
and saith that the said producent was while this deponent soe dwelt there
(and is still as hee beleeveth) a greate dealer to Spaine for silver and used
to have very greate quantities brought thence (of this deponents sight and
knowledge) for the proper account of the said producent. And for a
Marchant of greate account and dealing in silver, hee saith the said
Producent was and is commonly accompted and reputed and further
hee deposeth not

To the fourth hee saith hee knoweth that severall Genoveses correspond in traffique with
Mr Peter Vandeput arlate and further cannot depose

Upon the rest hee is not examined by direction of the Producent.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee was spoken unto by Mr Nevill the Sollicitor
and desired to come and testifie what hee know in this busines, and
to the rest hee answereth negatively for his part, and otherwise cannot answer.

To the second hee saith hee departed and came last from Genua in
december 1656, and there saw the said Stephen Pallavacino shortly before
this deponent said comming thence, and this deponent did not know the
said Producents mother. And otherwise referreth himselfe to what hee hath
before deposed.

To the third hee saith hee knoweth another merchant in Genua whose
name is alsoe Stephen Pallavacino, who alsoe was an Inhabitant of Genua
the time of this deponents said dwelling there, and a trader to Spaine for
silver, and was (as this deponent taketh it) the sonne of Baptista Pallavacino
Whereas the father of the predeposed Stephen (whom hee taketh to be the
partie producent in this busines) was named Nicholas Pallavacino, but
this deponent doth not know which of them is truely the claimer in this
busines, but saith the other is also a Patritius or noble man of Genua
and a merchant of good account and dealing and drequently one of the
Magistrates of that citia.

To the 4th hee cannot answer.

To the 5th and 6 negatively for his part, and cannot otherwise answer.

To the last hee hath not soe deposed and therefore it concerneth him not.



The 29th of January 1658.

The claime of the said Peter Maria.}
and Cesar Gentilis}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation


John Lewis of the parish of Saint dunstans in the East
London Merchant aged 47 yeeres or thereabouts.
sworne and examined.

To the first, second and third articles of the said allegation hee saith and
deposeth that hee well knoweth the producents Peter Martin and