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To the fourth hee saith the said Gold made noe declaration of his
meaning the time and place aforesaid, but spake the said words as hee
hath predeposed, nor doth this deponent know what his thought
or meaning was, other than what the words them selves doe import.
And otherwise hee referreth him selfe to his foregopeing deposition, and
saving the same cannot further answer.

To the 5th hee saith hee did not at any time heare the said dobbins
say how much or what wages hee received for the voyage in question
or for average, And otherwise hee cannot answer



The 26th of Aprill 1658/

[GUTTER XXXX] and others against dobbins)
Smith Suckley)

Examined on an allegation given in on the behalfe of the sayd dobins
the twenty nynth of Aprill 1656./


Roger Paxton of Rederiff Mariner aged thirty yeares
or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
hath gone often tymes Master and sometimes Masters Mate of shipps for these seaven yeares
last past and upwards, and hath used the sea as a Common Mariner for
many yeares before that, in all for about eighteene or nynteene yeares
and in that tyme hath gone severall voyages from England to
Burdis and other parts of ffrance, and to the Canaries and other
places within and without the streights mouth and thereby
knoweth that there is constantly an allowance from the laders or freighters
to Masters of shipps and their companes by the names of primage and
average for some goods and places more, and for some lesse, And hee
this deponent hath receaved as Master for primage and average of goods
brought from the Canaries to England three royalls plate at the Canaries
upon every tonne of goods and at their delivery at London sixe pence more
upon every tonne, And for goods taken in at Burdis two shillings sixe pence
a tonne there, and sixe pence a tonne at their delivery at London, And generally
in all voyages hee knoweth there is primage and Average allowed and paid
by the freighters to Masters of shipps and their Companyes which primage and
average hath allwaies belonged to the Master and Company of the shipp
for their care in well stoweing and preserving the sayd goods, And hee this
deponent goeing Master of a shipp to Newcastle to lade Coles knoweth that
in that meane imployment the laders did pay to him sixe pence per chalder
in liew of primage and average, And further to this article saving his subsequent
deposition hee cannot depose/

To the 2 and 3 articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
went Boatswaine of the shipp The Peter (whereof the producent dobins went


Primary sources

POSSIBLY RELATED: PROB 11/454/366 Will of Roger Paxton, Mariner of Redriffe, Surrey. 04 March 1700