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To the Interrogatories (CENTRE HEADING)

To the first Interrogatory hee saith hee cometh to testifie the truth of this
knowledge in this cause without any order from this court only upon
request of the producents who beare his charge saving that hee beareth
his share as a tennant of all charges touching the presentation
of this suite, and saith hee is a fisherman of ffeversham and useth
to fish upon the grounds in question and desyreth that these teXhoXe
the same doth by laws and right belong may prevaile in this cause
and saith that if the ffeversham men prevaile in this cause hee shall
retayne his priviledge as a tennant to fish the grounds in controversie?
excluding all other fishermen of other places, and if they be overthrowne
therein hee shall loose the sayd priviledge which is a great part of
his livelyhood And further to this Interrogatory hee cannot answere/

To the 2 hee saith hee hath bin a ffisherman (master and prentice?) for these
thirty yeares last past and saith the places Interrogatory lye within the ebbing
and flowing of the sea and us only a smale River and XXX arme of the sea
as hee beleeveth, and saith the same is about a myle in the largest
place over at high water from shoare to shoare, and at lowe water not
above a quarter of a myle broad where it is broadest and saith hee
well knoweth that the sayd River is soe shallowe at the entrance thereof
from the sea that it will not admitt any shipp of such brethen? as is
Interogate in to the same to ride there it being not above seaven? foote? GUTTER
deepe at lowe water at springe tymes, and at some tymes lesse and that hee never sawe
nor knew that any shipp of great brethen or of such brethen as is Interogate
did not ride there And further saving his foregoing deposition
wherein hee hath satisfied the rest of this Interrogatory hee saith hee cannot

To the 3 Interrogatory hee saith hee was never at any Vice Admiralty court
held in Kent And further hee cannot answere to this Interrogatory other? GUTTER
than negatively well knowing being waterbayly as aforesayd that the ffishermen tennants of the
mannor and hundred of ffeversham doe yearely in the Court held for
the Lords of the sayd mannor and hundred of ffeversham (of which court
none but ffishermen tennants of of the sayd mannor and hundred doe
or can forme of the jury) sett out and appointe the…
when the grounds in question shall be layed in or broken open and
punish offenders against the sayd orders nor having heard or
beleeveing that any Vice Admiralty court or any but the sayd
Lords court did ever sett out or had any power to sett out or GUTTER
orders touching the sayd grounds./

To the 4th hee saith hee beleeveth the ffishermen of Stroude Milton and
other places have within the tyme Interrogate in…prepose?
ffished upon the grounds Interrogatory And to the rest of the Interrogatory hee answere
negatively for his part having never heard of any such complaint
or order as is Interrogate./

To the 5th hee saith hee can read, but not write nor read written