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Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
(d.1670). Merchant, of Austin Friars and Hackney; Warden of the Drapers' Company 1660, 1664; appointed 'garbler of spices' to the city 1661. He supplied the navy with victuals and with Baltic goods, often in association with Sir W. Rider....

[garble v.: to sift impurities from.
garble n.: the impurities removed from spices in sifting]

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Among the Baltic goods he and Rider supplied the navy with was hemp.

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