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Too the tenth and eleventh articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that
the sayd shipp was bilged as aforesaid in the River of Thames in a place
where shippes doe usually ride. And saith that by the Customes
of the River of Thames (well knowne to this deponent being a waterman
and the sonn of a waterman belonging to the sayd River of Thames
dammage done by an anchor without a buoy is to be satisfyed by the
shipp whereto such Anchor belongs. And otherwise referring himselfe
to the Law in that behalfe he cannot depose:

To the Crosse Interrogatories.

To the 1. he saith he hath noe Interrest in the shipps or goods aforesaid nor [?relation]
to the sayd shipp. and comes to be a witnes by constraint and warrant served upon
him out of this Court by some of the officers thereof. and saith he shall not
receyve wyther profit or losse which may [?XXXX] this cause is adiudged
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the .2. he saith the dammage was done neere the keele in the lough of the
Abraham. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the 3. he saith the Anchor which did the dammage was a whole
anchor and not broken. And this deponent heard that after the Anchor
was weighed upp from the place where she receyved her wound, and
was removed a little distance from thence she sunke againe and in
her second sinking happened to fall neere a loose broken Anchor, which
was afterwards as this deponent hath credibly heard taken upp [?XXX]
the bough of the Abraham. and otherwise he cannot depose.

To the .4. Interrogatory he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.

To the .5. he saith that heavy vessells falling upon Anchors some[?times]
it happens that the vessells breake the Anchors, and some tymes that
the flooke of such Anchors peirce the sides of the vessells. and
otherwise saving his foregoing depositions he cannot depose

To the .6. he saith the Anchor which did the dammage in question was
fastened to a Cable which said Cable was fatned to the [?fore?XX]
of the sayd shipp Supply. And further he cannot depose

To the 7. Interrogatorie This deponent saith he saw some of the [?beds] interrogated
opened after the dammage, and saw severall bookes being the bookes
interrate in a box after the foresayd dammage wett and spoyled And
saith he saw severall Chests wherein sugar had beene, which were
light and empty the sugar thereof being as it seemes wasted and
consumed in the water. And saith the dammage aforesayd was done
by that anchor of the Supply which lay to the Northward of the
Supply. And otherwise he cannot depose

Thomas ffetteplace [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before Doctor Clarke
and Doctor Godolphin.