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to the master and company of the shipp, and is usually devided
amongst them
and saith the freight doth only and properly belong to the owners; But saith [?that GUTTER]
[?as] the Charter parties made at Lisbone for the Brazila, there is only
expression of freight and average or averies; which
hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid, and saith that average
or averies in the Portuguese Charter parties specified one and
the same thinge with perinage, average and petiladmonage in
[?our] Charterparties, which are made for other places and not for the
Brazila. And otherwise saving as aforesaid hee cannot depose.

To the seventh hee saith that diverse goods and merchandizes
(before the warrs with Spaine) were usually sent from fflanders to
dover arlate to be shipped [?thence] in English shipps for Spaine and
Italy, as Cadiz, Saint Lucars, Genua, Livorne and other places,
and they have bin frequently shipped off from dover for the said
other ports, and saith they have usually paid at least a
ryall of average upon every ducket freight for the said
goods, which hee knoweth because hee this deponent hath often
received it, and saith the said average hath belonged to the master and
companies, without the owners having any pretence thereto or
to any part thereof, and otherwise saving his foregoeing deposition
to which hee referreth himselfe hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee hath lately bin commander
of the said shipp Scipio, and went in her from Portugal to Brazela
in the yeere 1650, and was freighted by Charterpartie for the said
voyage homewards by the Portugall Brazila company, and with that foure
Mil Res per tonne was expressed to be his avarage for the
said voyage in his Charterpartie (which hee hath nowe with him)
for the goods laden from Brazila for Portugal, and for the
goods from Portugall hee was to have eight mil Res
per tonne freight, and for average upon the same hee saith hee
received a [?teston] upon every Mil Re of freight according to the custome, but had [?noe GUTTER]
Charterpartie for the said outward voyage,and
saith his owners never claimed or pretended to the said average.
And otherwise
hee cannot answer./

To the second hee answereth negatively, and referreth himself to
his foregoing deposition.

To the third hee saith that John Wilky commander of the
shipp the Three Brothers of London who went the same voyage in company of this
deponent, had expressed in his Charterpartie a teston for average upon every
roove of sugar laden from Brazila for Lisbone, and Robert
Morrice commander of the Blessing of dover (who was alsoe
there with them) had the same allowance for average as this deponent
had as aforesaid, which hee knoweth having seene their Charter
parties, and they had the same allowance from Lisbone to
Brazila, that this deponent had as aforesaid. And saith this
deponents wages was 6 li per moneth in sterling money, and soe
much hee had for other voyages in the Streights and other
places in ordinary voyages; And otherwise hee cannot answer saving
as aforesaid.