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where it was at the tyme when the sayd ship the 'saint Jacob came
ashore att Dickshore as afroesaid Et alr salvis redepita se
nescit deponere

Abraham Greaves [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


decimo May 1650/

sup allgatione pred examinatus.


Johannes Bennet de Lymehouse infra parochiam dei
STepney in Comitatu Middlesex Nauta aetatis sua 36. annorum
aut eo circiter testis productus et iuratus.

Ad 7um arlum dicta allegaconis deponit et dicit that the Master
and Companie of the ship the Saint Jacob arlate if they had soe thought
fitt might have continued with thiere said ship in the middle River of
Thames where [?non] at this present ships [?aXXXX] her Burthen doe ride
and there have without doubt staied in safety without doeing or receaveing
any further damage to or from any ship whatsoever. Et alr
nescit deponere.

Ad 8um. et 9um deponit et dicit that noe skilfull or experienced seaman
or Pilot watsoever that is in the least manner acquainted with the
River of Thames will or have att any tyme dureing all the tyme of
this deponents knowledge of the said River which hee saith hath bin
by the space of theise twenty yeares, beinge bring a shippe or vessel that is
deepe laden up the said River there to hale her ashore upon an Ebbing
water. Neither (as hee saith) did hee in all his dayes ever see aby laden
ship brought or haled willingly a shore at dickshore arlate, nor
any where else untill such tyme as such shipp hath ridden at an
Anchor by the space of one tyde in the Channel of the said River soe
that at lowe water the Master and Companie of such ship may take
notice of, and see for a convenient place to bring theire ship ashore
in, least the same may be incumbred with Anchors Anchor stocks
holes or other inconveniencyes, Reddens [?XXXX] scientia sua et
Supra Et alr nescit deponere.

Ad 11um et 12um deponit et dicit that hee this deponent together
with severall other Masters and Master builders of ships being acquainted
by Mr Hussey Master of the ship the Phillip to come and veiwe the ground
where the ship the Saint Jacob' arlate Came ashore and where shee
receaved damage in this cause questioned, And the Anchor
of the said ship the Phillip by which it is pretended the Dutch ship
susteyned hurt, did come accordingly upon the 20th day of
March ;ast, and there hee saith by him this deponent and the rest
of the parties whose names are subscribed to a certificate to this allegation
annexed upon an impartiall veiwe by them made it was
found that the said Dutch shipp the Saint Jacob did receave the damage
in this cause questioned meerely by her running a shore att dickshore
upon a great hole out of which lighter men had made by takeing ballast
which hee saith at lowe water and when the ground within side thereof
was quite drie, there did yet remaine in the middle thereof betwixt
5. and 6. foot deepe of water; soe that thereby the said ship (being
laden and lyeing with her head and stearne a drie ground and her midship
in the said hole,) suffered the samage in question and broke her backe