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were conveyed thither out of some vessell or vessells that lay at
his wharfe And further hee cannot depose/

To the 7th hee saith that by reason of soe many vessells at a tyme
lyeing at and neere the sayd Ellis his wharfe betweene Saint Katherines
stayres and the dock the Current of the tyde is there hindered and soe broken
that much Ooze and durt is thereby settled there, and the river if
not tymely looked unto will bee in great danger to bee choaked up
to the great hinderance of Navigation and such watermen and lightermen and
others who have occasion of business thereabouts, this hee deposeth of
his knowledge having used the trade of a waterman for these tenn or
eleven yeares last past And hee saith the places where the sayd
vessells use to ride and committ the annoyances aforesayd is within the
ebbing and flowing of the sea and within the Jurisdiction (as hee
beleeveth) of this Court And further hee cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

To the Interrogatories/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cometh to bee a wittnesse by procurement
of Mr Gwyn and Captaine Rossell two of the producents And to the
rest of the Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively/

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith that it is about a hundred and fifty foote betweene
Saint Catherines stayres and Saint Catherines dock part of which only videlicet
about twelve foote beloneth to the Interrogant Jenkin Ellis, and the rest
hee beleeveth hee hath nothing to doe with And saith hee never sawe the
sayd Ellis receave any money of any whose vessells lay at or neere
his wharfe, but observed that they all came, one over an other to those
vessells that lye at his wharfe and are by the sayd Ellis permitted to
have a passage through his house into the streete and to retourne aboard
through it, which trouble (hee beleeveth) the sayd Ellis would not
undergoe to forraigners or any other if hee did not [receave GUTTER]
benefitt thereby And further saving his foregoeing deposition
hee cannot answere/

the marke of the sayd
Thomas I [MARKE] James [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 14th of decemeber 1657/ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd articles/

Rp. 4us

James Nuthall of the precinct of Saint Katherine neere the
Tower of London gentleman aged thirty two yeares or thereabouts
a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first article hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the order in the sayd article
mentioned and further cannot depose not being present when the same was made

To the 4th article hee saith that hee hath observed and taken notice that severall
tymes since the one and twentieth of March 1653 three or fower
vessells dutch vessells have frequently layne a brest at one and the same tyme
at the wharfe of the arlate Jenkin Ellis and have layne soe neere that divers


Primary sources



C 6/4/139 Short title: Nuthall v Smith. Plaintiffs: James Nuthall . Defendants: Robert Smith . Subject: property in Canewdon, Essex . Document type: answer only. 1659


POSSIBLE RELATED: PROB 11/318/146 Will of Elizabeth Nuthall, Spinster of Saint Katherine by the Tower, City of London. 11 October 1665
POSSIBLE RELATED: PROB 11/318/276 Will of Elizabeth Nuthall, Widow of Saint Katherine by the Tower, City of London. 24 October 1665