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beleefe is for that hee being by their lyeing there soe many a brest damnified
and preiudiced in manner predeposed hath found fault many tymes within the
tyme predeposed of with the Companys of the vessells for soe lyeing there to [their GUTTER]
hinderance and preiudice and they have thereupon answered thus or to the like [XX GUTTER]
effrfct that they had reason to lye there forr they payed halfe a Crowne a [week GUTTER]
to Jenkin Ellis (meaning the arlate Ellis) for their lyeing there And further
to those articles hee cannot depose./

To the 4th hee saith that hee being a waterman and passing to and from among
them at all howers both in day and night tyme knoweth and did observe that many of
the vessells which soe lay at and neere the sayd Jenkin Ellis his wharfe had
fyre aboard them for their use night and day and hath knowne them heate pitch by the side of their vessells And verily beleeveth that if any
casualty of fyre had happened in any of the sayd vessells at a lowe tyde
when they were on ground the houses neere there must of necessitie have
bin in great danger of being fyred and consumed thereby And further
hee cannot depose./

To the 5th article hee saith that hee this deponent having bin an Inhabitant of the
precinct of Saint Kathrine aforesayd for those three or fower and twenty yeares last past
and having knowne the sayd Ellis live in the sayd house precinct and house where
hee now liveth for those sixteene or eighteene yeares last past and upwards
well knoweth that since the sayd Ellis came to live in the sayd house there
was a fayere sandy ground betweene Saint Katherines Stayers and the dock
which was very usefull to the watermen there about to trimme and tallowe
their boates upon and this deponent hath knowne sometymes eight sometymes ten
boates at a tyme trimmed and tallowed upon the same and the same was also
very usefull to the Inhabitants thereabouts to passe to and fro thereon on
foote Which ground by reason of soe many vessells lyeing a brest afore
sayd is now broken and filled up with mudd and ooze and thereby become
uselesse to the watermen and Inhabitants to their great hinderance and
detriment And further hee cannot depose/

To the 6th hee cannot depose./

To the 7th hee saith that the dirt and ooze is soe contracted and gathered together
betweene Saint Catherines dock and Saint Catherines stayers by reason of soe many
vessells lyeing a brest there at or neere the sayd Ellis his wharfe that the
Current of the Thames thereabouts is hindered and will if not tymely [prevented GUTTER]
be choaked up the same place where the sayd vessells soe usually lye soe many
a brest being in the River of Thames and subiect to the authority of this [Courte GUTTER]
as hee beleeveth And further hee cannot depose./

To the Interrrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cometh to testifie in this cause at the request
of the producents And to the rest of the Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith that all the ground betweene Saint Catherines stayres [and GUTTER]
the dock is in this deponents Judgment about fowerscore yardes and that
about eight yardes thereof belongeth to the sayd Ellis and that hee beleeveth
hee hath noe right in the rest thereof And further saving his foregoing
deposition hee cannot answere having not heard the sayd Ellis express [any GUTTER]
words of consent to the lyeing of any vessells at or neere his wharfe but [XX GUTTER]
knowing that they there lyeing doe usually make their constant passage from
aboard through his house which hee beleeveth they radd not nor durst [XXX GUTTER]
the permission and consent of the sayd Ellis And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot [answere GUTTER]

his marke/