To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]
… To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee hath lived above twenty yeeres at Greenwich aforesaid, and<br />
hath for 13 yeeres of that space used his trade of a shipwright in the way of getting<br />
his livelihood, and that hee cometh requested by the said mris Ewens to<br />
speake the truth in this cause, but favoureth the parties and would give<br />
the victory indifferently.
To the second hee saith it hath bin and is Commonly accounted lawfull<br />
for lighter men to worke and take up balast with shovells and spades<br />
upon shelves in the River of Thames, but not with nets and poles or<br />
such instruments as others commonly use, and make even places uneven<br />
to the greate dammage of bancks and wharfes and particularly of the<br />
foresaid bancks and wharfes of the said mris Ewen. And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the third hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and cannot<br />
To the fourth hee saith the said Marie her husband in his life time<br />
within his owne ground namely within five or six rodds of his wharfe<br />
imployed a lighter to digg ballast in gravell, which was laid upon his wharfe, but being advised that the same might be preiudiciall to<br />
his wharfe, had left off digging, and soe the hole filled up<br />
againe. And otherwise hee cannot answer, saving as aforesaid.
To the fifth hee saith that the place where the sad mr Ewens<br />
his lighter wrought, was within the place where the said<br />
lighter wrought when shee was arrested, and was commonly said to<br />
be the said Priors lighter. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the 6th hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.
To the last hee saith the said Mary Ewens her husband in his life time<br />
rented out or let out his wharfe upon rent to one John Hart for<br />
severall yeares, And otherwise hee cannot depose or answer saving<br />
Repeated before doctor Godolphin.
Anthony Deane [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]
The 13th of May 1657.
Touching the ''ffortune'' aforesaid.}
Exámined upon the fore said allegation
'''Thomas Thompson''' of Wapping Mariner, aged<br />
35 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined.
To the first article hee saith that hee well knoweth the arlate<br />
Constant Silvester and henry Colleton who hee saith are Englishman<br />
and subiects of this Commonwealth, and knew the shipp the ''ffortune''<br />
arlate at the time of her seizure by the dutch hereafter mentioned<br />
and saith the said Silvester and Colleton and company were<br />
commonly accounted owners of her and of her tackle apparell and<br />
To the second and third árticles hee saith and deposeth that on or about<br />
the second of August last past hee this deponent ariving at Cape<br />
Lopez on the coast of Guinney with the shipp ''Sara'' of London [XXX GUTTER]<br />
[hee GUTTER]ndon [XXX GUTTER]<br />
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