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by the sayd Ellis does lye soe neere shoare, that lighters and boates carried [XX GUTTER]
to take in or deliver out goods, and watermen and lightermen who came
up the River against tyde and alsoe by such their lying abrest one of an
other forced to keepe out, and rowe against the strength and currant of the
tyde before they can come ashoare at Saint Katherines stayers or [thereabouts GUTTER]
to their great labour and hinderance And further hee cannot depose

To the 4th hee saith most part of the vessells which soe lye on brest at an[d GUTTER]
neere the sayd Ellis his wharfe or yards, were and are ffrench and dutch
vessells and Billanders, whose companyes (being strangers) usually
lye aboard and keepe fiering aboard to dresse their provisions, and [alsoe GUTTER]
have Candle light a board them soe that if any casually (sic) of fyre should
happen aboard them they lyeing soe neere shoare, (and on ground [often GUTTER]
tymes) must nonles occasion great danger of fyre to the houses neere
adioyning And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 5th hee saith that hee was borne neere Saint Katherines dock, and hath [bin GUTTER]
neere thereabout all his life tyme, and thereby well knoweth and [certainly GUTTER]
that there was formerly a fayre sandy ground betweene Saint Katherines sta[[ers gutter]
and Saint Katherines dock on which people at lowe water might and did passage and did
drye foot, and was very commodious to the watermen who plye there
to trim their boates upon, and was frequently made use of by them to that
purpose, and hath bin often used by this deponent to that purpose within th[?e]se
14 yeares last that hee used to trade of a waterman, and was very common GUTTER
for other use to the whole neighbourhood which sandy ground by reason of
the Continuall rideing of many vessells in manner aforesaid there upon the entertynment
of the sayd Ellis, is now utterly spoiled and broken by the sayd vessells, they
being some of them hoyes with ranke keeles which make holes and [some GUTTER]
of them flatt bottomed under which the mudd hath gathered soe that [XXX GUTTER]
it is about knee deepe of mudd in many places to the great [preiudice GUTTER]
and hinderance both of watermen there plyeing and alsoe of the Inhabitants
And further hee cannot depose./

To the 6th hee cannot depose of his certayne knowledge knowing nothing touching the matters [XXX GUTTER]
of his certayne knowledge, but hath heard trhat there was some goods s[XX GUTTER]
by one Mr Mitchell at the sayd Ellis his house which had bin conveyed
thereto out of some vessell that laye at his wharfe or yarde And
further hee cannot depose/

To the 7th hee saith that by reason of soe many vessells lyeing a[brest GUTTER]
at a tyme, and at and neere the sayd Jenkins Ellis his yards or wharfe, b[y GUTTER]
Saint Katherines stayers and the dock, the Currant of the River of T[hames GUTTER]
is there hindered and the strength of the tyde broken soe that a great [XXX GUTTER]
of ooze and dirt is thereby there contracted for And therfore (if not timely
prevented) the river will be thereby much choaked up and preiudiced Th[is hee GUTTER]
knoweth for that hee hath bin a waterman and used to plye at Saint Katherines stayers
neere thereabouts any tyme those fourteene yeares last pas, And
the place where the sayd vessells use to ride soe about to the generall
annoyance and preiudice aforesayd, is within the ebbing and flowing of [the GUTTER]
sea and Jurisdicton of this Court And further hee cannot depose/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

To the Interrogatories/ [CENTRE HEADING]