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ánd laded the said lighter, which Captaine Totty sent away, and
paid them their hire, and they went ashore, and next day hee
hired them againe, but that night hee the said Captaine went
alsoe himselfe and lay ashore; And saith that all the said times
of their working and lading the said lighter, the most part of
the said shipps company, and principall men of them (whereof
the boatswaine was one) refused to worke and did not worke
but looked on and walked up and downe; And further that
there were about halfe a dozen other men alsoe hired and
imployed by the said Captaine to work aboard the said shipp,
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the eighth hee saith that this deponent had five shillings
for his two dayes worke And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the nineth hee cannot depose.

Upon the rest hee is not exámined by direction of the producent.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee cometh required by Captaine Totty to speake the
truth, and hath received twelve pence, and expecteth his
charges and for losse of time, And otherwise negatively.

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

The marke of
[MARKE] Abraham Skelton [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The same day.

Exámined upon the fore said allegation.

Rp. 9.

Safron Wandal of Greenwich Waterman, aged
50 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the seaventh article hee saith and deposeth that after the
returne and coming of the shipp Edward and John to an anchor
in the River of Thames neere Greenwich, Captaine Totty the
commander came ashore and hired this deponent and five [?other GUTTER]
watermen and sent them aboard her to worke, being on a
friday happening (as hee taketh it) in June last) and saith
that when they came aboard, the mariners aboard asked them
wherefore they came, and they telling them that they were hired
and sent aboard by the master to worke, the said mariners
replied and said that if any of them offered to lay hand on [XX GUTTER]
tackle or to hoist out any goods, they (the mariners) would
knock them on the heads, or to the same effect, and
many abused them with badd language, and whereupon [XX GUTTER]
expected the master, who about halfe an houre or more after
came aboard, and asked why they they were not at worke, and
they answereing that his men had forbidden them and threatened
to knock them on the heads, hee said [XXXX] I will [?turne GUTTER]
boatswaine this once and help you my selfe and soe they [?sett GUTTER]
to worke till evening and laded a lighter which was by the shipp