thing that Merchants use to arrive at and … thing that Merchants use to arrive at and looke at in freighting shipps<br />
for the voyage betwixt London and those places, All which hee knoweth<br />
because hee this deponent as a factor lived twelve yeeres at Bilboa<br />
on the said coast with Saint Sebastians, and hath thereby bin well acquainted<br />
with affreightments and the produce thereof and practice of merchants<br />
therein betwixt those places and London, and otherwise hee cannot depose.
John Wheake [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]
Exámined upon the fore said allegation.
'''George Barons''' of London Marchant, aged 31 yeares or<br />
thereabouts sworne and exámined.
To the fourth article hee saith that the usuall expectation of<br />
Merchants in freighting shipps from this port for Saint Sebastians<br />
and Bilboa is to make their maine profitt in the<br />
homewards freight thense, having little expectation of proffit out wards<br />
and this hee saith is generally observed amongst merchants trading<br />
betwixt London and those parts, and were it not for the homewards<br />
proffit in freights to London from those parts, hee beleeveth there<br />
would bee noe shipps freighted thense thither, for hee hath as hee<br />
saith knowne severall shipps that have made but an hundred<br />
or an hundred and fiftie pounds freight hens to Bilboa, but thense<br />
to this port in their homeward voyage, have made some eight<br />
hundred, some nine some a thousand pounds freight<br />
and some more, All which hee soe knoweth having for sixe<br />
yeares and upwards lived as a factor in Bilboa (about fifteene leagues from Saint Sebastians) and observed the<br />
course and practice of Merchants in the use aforesaid, And further<br />
that tenn shillings per tonne freight is usuall for the outwards<br />
voyage thense, but the [?XXXX] freight is made homewards, and this<br />
hee saith is publique and notorious. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
George Barons [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
Repeated with his precontest before<br />
The nineth of June 1657.
Touching Tobaccoes taken out}<br />
of the ''Virgin Mary'' prize}<br />
Da Rosar for the State.}
'''George Crapnell''' mariner, Master of the ''Essex''<br />
''frigot'' in the imediate service of this Commonwealth<br />
sworne in Court before the right worshippfull John Godolphin doctor of lawes<br />
Charles George Esquire - Judges of the<br />
high Court of the Admiraltie saith and deposeth<br />
by vertue of his oath.
That the shipp called the ''Virgin Mary and All Saints'' of Cartagena being<br />
by the ''yarmouth frigot'' taken as prize and brought into the downes,<br />
where this deponent master of the ''Essex frigot'' and nineteene more of<br />
the ''Essex frigots'' company were there put aboard her to bring her up to Londone put aboard her to bring her up to London +