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officers and Souldiors pretended that the sayd goods being there landed
againe the Grand signior ought to have more Customs for them and
still hindered this deponent and company from reladeing the rest of
them, And this deponent being a stranger there and not knowing what
was requisite to be done in such a case, did apply him selfe to the
Interrogate Roger ffowke who is (as this deponent beleeveth) and by common repute
is accompted to bee) the English Consull there, and the sayd ffowke
had conference with the officers and souldiers of the Grand signior and
by promises of reward or other meanes soe pacified them at the
present that they suffered this deponent and Company to relade all the sayd
goods on board the said shipp, and the same being reladen the sayd
ffowke demanded of this deponent eighteene hundred pieces of
eight for the cleereing the sayd goods pretending that hee had paid
to the Grand signiors officers and his owne dues for Consullage
for them, did amount to soe much, but this deponent knowing that
the Customs and Consullage for them had bin once paid before that,
did refuse to pay to the sayd ffowke the sayd summe and told him
hee this deponent was a stranger and had noe money, where upon the
sayd Consull caused this deponent and two or three men of their
deponents Company to bee apprehended and kept prisoner in his the
sayd Consulls house under Custody of certayne Janisaries for
not paying the sayd summes, and whilst this deponent soe remayned
prisoner, the sayd ffowke (as Robert Pembridge his this deponents boatswaine
Thomas Medford and Symon Rowe this deponents contests, and others of
this deponents shipps Company who were at liberty and on board the sayd
shipp told this deponent) sent or caused officers to be sent on board
the sayd shipp (lying under Command of the Castle there) who by force
tooke away from on board the sayd shipp and carried into the sayd
ffowkes warehouses three bales of silks part of the sayd
shipps ladeing, to pay the sayd eighteene hundred dollers, And saith
that he well knoweth that neither hee this deponent and such others
of his Company as were apprehended and imprisoned could have bin
released, nor the rest of the sayd shipps ladeing discharged without
payment of the or other satisfaction made for the sayd eighteene
hundred dollers soe demanded as aforesayd, and saith the sayd
three bayles were taken away merely for the discharge and
preservation of the rest of the sayd shipps ladeing And further
to these Interrogatories hee cannot depose/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/



The same day

Examined upon the sayd Interrogatories/

Rp. 2

Robert Pembridge of Rederiff in the County


Testimony of John Harris regarding seizure of silk by Roger Fowke at Cyprus