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ábout a dozen, for comming aboard to worke, and [?miscalled thXX]
for soe comming; And otherwise hee cannot depose, saving that when
the said lighter was fully laden, the said Totty sent the same away,
and soe (it being evenning) the said Captaine went ashore and soe did
this deponent and the rest of the said labourers that were hired at Greenwich and the said Captaine
lay ashore all night, and the next day hee hired this deponent and
other labourers and watermen againe./

To the eighth hee saith that this deponents wages and hire came
to five shillings for his said worke, and hee supposeth the hire of the
others came after the same rate for the time of their being aboard.
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the nineth hee cannot depose.

To the rest hee is not examined by direction of the producent.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee cometh required by Captaine Totty to be a
Wittnesse in this cause, who gave him a shilling towards his losse
of time, and this deponent expecteth it to be made up two shillings
or 2s 6d, being what hee could otherwise earne in the same time,
And otherwise negatively.

To the 2. 3. 4, 5 and 6 hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid, not being
in the voyage/

Repeated before Colonell: Cock.

The marke of Beniamin [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The same day.

Rp. 8

Examined upon the fore said allegation.

Abraham Skelton of Greenwich Waterman, aged
36 yeeres or thereabouts, sworne and exámined.

To the seaventh article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth
that after the comming of the shipp the Edward and John to an anchor
in the River of Thames neere Greenwich (which was in June last)
Captaine Totty her commander about the 27th of the same moneth
came ashore at Greenwich, and hired and sent this deponent and
five other watermen (whereof his precontest Beniamin Lee was one
and his contest Safy Wandal) aboard her to worke, who going
aboard found a lighter with goods in her lying to the shipps side,
and the men aboard (as seemed to this deponent) were in a disturbanse
and demanded of this deponent and the said other five watermenn
wherefore they came, and they answering that they were sent aboard
by the Captaine to worke, the marriners aboard, replied and said
that the goods were damnified, and that they would have them surveyed
before they should be unladen, and that if this deponent and
the said other watermen (who were sent aboard) offered to lay hands
to worke or hayle out any goods, they would knock them on the heads,
or words to the same effect; whereupon they desisted till about
halfe an houre after that the said Captaine Totty came aboard,
who being acquainted with the reason why they were not at worke
and told them his man threatened to knock them on the heads, hee
said, come I will be boatswaine this once I will help you, and
if they will knock you on the heads they shall begin with mee first
or to the same effect, and soe they fell to worke till eveninge and