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Saint Catherins staires, neere the wharfe arlate of the said Jenkin Ellis
hath often times Seene severall vessells at a time lie a brest betweene Saint
Catherin's Staires and Saint Catherins dock upon the entertainment and
by the leave of the said Ellis, who was commonly accounted to receive
hire of the same, namely hee hath sometimes seene fifteene billanders
at a time lying there upon the said Ellis his entertainement, and
at other times fewer in the place aforesaid at and neere the said
Ellis his wharfe, and hee the said Ellis hath received
hire or moneys of the masters thereof for their soe lying, as
this deponent hath heard severall of the said masters say and
acknowledge. And lately a shipp being endeavoured to be brought
ashore there to prevent over setting, a flemming that lay [ashore GUTTER]
at the said Ellis his wharfe refusing to slack his fast, to make
way for the said shipp, one mr Cox that was with this deponent
imployed in the bringing the said shipp set ashore, threatened to cutt
the fflemings hawser because hee would not make way
whereupon the ffleming in this deponents hearing said hee paid
Mr Ellis (speaking of and meaning the said Jenkin Ellis)
halfe a crowne a weeke for his vessells lying there, and therefore praid him not to cutt it
And this lying of the said vessells there in that manner, was and
is a greate anoyance of the neighbours, and hinderance of the
matter of much passion.

To the third árticle hee saith that by meanes of severall vessells
soe lying abreast within the time aforesaid at and neere the said
Jenkins his wharfe upon his entertainment, diverse of the
neighbours have had their worth ligter, XXXXXX of office
and XXXXXXXX, (that were neere the said Ellis
his XXXXX or wharfe) broken downe, and the said neighbours
deprived of their XXXX liberties of shipping off or taking
in goods at their backsides and XXXXX adioyning the River, their being
noe accesse thereunto by lighters by reason of many vessells
from time to time soe lying át the said Ellis his wharfe
and neere thereunto upon his entertainement, and by meanes
of such lyeing of the said vessells, many watermen and lightermen
coming upwards against the tide, and comming neere the said wharfe
have bin and are enforced to row and keep {well} off against the
hart and strength of the currant of the tide before they [ran in GUTTER]
XXXX ashore at Saint Catherins staires and thereabouts, to their
greate trouble, toile and preiudice. And otherwise hee cannot

To the fourth hee saith that they are for the most part ffrench and
dutch vessells that soe lie from time to time at the said wharfe
of the said Ellis, and the companies thereof use to lie aboard and
keep firing in them to dresse their provisions of victuall three or
foure candles burining aboard to the greate danger of firing
them selves and the houses adioyining.

To the fifth hee saith that this deponent hath lived neere thirtie
years in Saint Catherins, and hath used the Thames in the imployment