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The 15th day of december 1655/ [CENTRE HEADING]

John Bayly and company owners of the shipp}
the Imployment against the shipp the James}
and Martin (whereof Phillipp Stafford is Master}
and against the sayd Stafford and Company coming in}
for their interest, and whomsoever else et cetera Cheeke}

Examined upon the libell given in on the
behalfe of the sayd John Bayley and company

d Clarke

Richard Wincles of the parish of Stepney
and County of Middlesex Porter aged thirty
three yeares or thereabouts a wittnes sworne
and examined saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first and second articles of the sayd libell hee saith the arlate John Bayley in
the moneths and tyme arlate was Commonly reputed to be the Master
and Commander of the arlate shipp the Imployment
and did as Master of the sayd shipp agree with this deponent and his contest
Edward Cranford and fowerteene others to unlade his sayd shipp of her
ladeing of Coales then on board and bargained with them to doe the same after
the rate of twelve shillings a man And further saving his subsequent
deposition whereto hee referreth hee cannot depose./

To the third hee saith hee referreth himselfe to the lawes and customes
arlate and further hee cannot depose/

To the 5th hee saith hee referreth himselfe to the rules and orders arlate
and further cannot depose/

To the 7th hee saith that hee knoweth for that hee was one of the labourers
who helped to unlade the shipp Imployment that
within the tyme arlate the sayd shipp was moored in
the River of Thames neere Execution dock and about the middle of the
Thames where in likelyhood shee lay in a safe place and cleere of all danger and this deponent
knoweth that shee ridd there in safety a tyde or two at least as
before the damage in question happened And this hee the better knoweth for that
hee this deponent and the rest hyered as aforesayd to unlade her wrought upon
delivery of part of her ladeing of Coales the day before the ayd damage happened and delivered about fifty chalder
of them from on board her which were then all drye and well conditioned
And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th and 16th articles of the sayd libell hee
saith that hee well knoweth that the sayd shipp for that her ladeing delivered
from on board her the day before the same damage happened was all drye and
well conditioned, and hee saith as before hee hath deposed that the sayd Bayly
did agree with this deponent and his sayd Contest and the other fowerteene men to
unlade his sayd shipps ladeing of Coales at the rate of twelve shillings a
a man and this deponent and his sayd Contest and the sayd other fowerteene men in
persuance of the sayd bargaine did (the day before the damage in question happened)
unlade about fifty chalder of Coales out of the sayd shipp, and intended to