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were faine to spread a tarpaulin upon the deck to keep the water
from running downe into hold; whereupon the six Brothers
company made a tilt over her that night for feare it should raine
and the goods be wronged by the raines running through the said seames
and saith that that night the lighterman
going gone and leaving her by the shipps side, this deponent and
others of the Six Brothers company after they had acquainted them with
and showed the said insufficiencie of their said lighter, spake to them
and willed them the next day to get some men downe to cawke her
preserving the goods. howbeit hee saith they came the next day
but brought none, and the said next day the lading of the lighter
being finished, shee went ashore, and forthwith after her departure
from the shipps side it fell a raining in greate abundance; such
that hee saith that what dammage soever hath happened to her said
sugars or any of them, the same befell them after such their putting
with the said lighter and not before, and not by any insufficiencie in
the six brothers, or neglect or default of any of her company. And
otherwise hee cannot depose, saving the six brothers company lent
the lighter men (when the lighter men went from the ships side) a saile
to help to keep the goods drie.

Thomas Greene [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation.

Rp. 2.

William Venus of the parish of Saint Mary Magdalen
Bermondsea Shipwright, aged 42 yeeres or
therabouts, sworne and exámined.

To the first hee saith hee cannot depose, saving what followeth,
not knowing the name either of the lighter or owner arlate, nor the
person of the said Beacham.

To the second and third árticles hee saith that the shipp the Six Brothers
arlate (whereof this deponent was and is Carpenter) came and
arived in June last in the River of Thames laden with Sugars
and other Marchandizes from Portugall, and came to an anchor
neere Ratcliffe Crosse, and after such her comming to an anchor,
namely in July last there came a lighter aboard her to carry
goods ashore, and the lightermen then said that the lighter belonged
to Raphes key. And saith that after there were severall chests
of sugars and other goods put into her, this deponent went out
of the shipp into her, and found her very insufficient by the opening
of her seames in the deck, wherewith hee acquainted his
contest Thomas Greene, and that night they spread a tarpallin to keep
the water out of hold, and the next day finishing the lading of the