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of the sayd fower hundred chests of oringes and Lemmons, And he saith as before
that the sayd shipp set sayle from Porto Port on the sixth of March last and the stormie
weather began about the 20th day of the sayd moneth
and continued for divers days togeather, and saith the sayd shipp and her
ladeing were taken on Easter day last And further to this Interogatorie hee
cannot depose./

Robart Blackleech [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before doctor Godplphin


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd Interrogatorie

Rp. 2.

Richard Retorick of Billingsgate London Servant
to Mr George Chambers of the same place Merchant aged
eighteene yeares and upwards a wittnes sworne before
the sayd doctor Godolphin saith as followeth

To the first and second Interogatorie he saith and deposeth
That hee will know the shipp Affrey Interrogate the voyage in question
and went that voyage in her as a servant to the foresayd Mr George Chambers
to negotiate for him his merchandizeing affayres in the sayd shipp and
knoweth the Interrogate Robert Blackleech was Master of her that
voyage when shee was last at Porto Port in Portugall which was in
the moneths of January, ffebruary and March last upon the 6th day of which
moneth of March shee sett sayle form thense And saith that during the sayd
Shipps stay there at Porto Port there were laden aboard the sayd shipp
by Mr Richard Pearse and Mr Thomas Pate factors in that behalfe for
the Interrogate Mr George Chambers Mr George Robinson and Mr James Gover
for Accompte of them the sayd Chambers, Robinson and Gover fower hundred
chests of oringes and lemons and also a certayne quantitie of Citterons
sucketts and Corke [#]

[INTERLINEATION] [#](videlicet two fifths of the sayd oringes lemmons Cittrons sucketts and corke for the sayd Chambers, and two fifths
more of the same for the sayd Robinson and one fifth of the same for the sayd Gover [#]

all to bee transported thense in the sayd shipp to London
and there delivered to the sayd Chambers Robinson and Gover this hee the
better knoweth goeing the sayd voyage in the sayd shipp and being
imployed by the sayd Chambers to take care of soe much
of the sayd goods as belonged to him and seeing the sayd goods laden and
coming alonge with them in the sayd shipp And further to these Interrogatories
hee cannot depose/

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith he well knoweth that the sayd ship Affrey with
the sayd fower hundred chests of Oringes and lemons and with the sayd Citrons
Sucketts and corke onboard her sett sayle from Porto Port aforesayd and the sayd sixth
of March last bound directly for London, and in her course homeward
mett with fowle weather about the 20th or 21st of March last and was thereby
driven into Saint Georges Channell and in Kings Roade there came to Anchor
and stayd till the next oportunity of fayre winde and weather, and then departed
thense on or about the first April last intending directly for London with
all the goods and ladeing aforesayd on board her but was upon Easter day
last being the sixth of Aprill surprized and taken with all her sayd ladeing
on board her by a dunkirke man of warr of eighteene gunnes and
having on board a hundred and odd men notwithstanding all possible endeavour used by the master and company of the sayd shipp to preserve her and her ladeing which man of warr having taken the
sayd shipp Affrey and her sayd ladeing


Primary sources



PROB 11/324/324 Will of George Chambers 28 June 1667