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they carried in their boates to their great trouble and preiudice And further
to these articles hee cannot depose./

To the 4th article hee saith hee being a water man and passing to and fro [?amongst GUTTER]
them hath observed that the vessells which soe laye at and neere the sayd Jenkin
Ellis his wharfe did constantly keepe fyre aboard them for their use and
beleeveth if any casualty of fyre should have happened aboard any of the
sayd vessells at a lowe tyde when they were on grounds the neighbouring [?hXXX GUTTER]
would have bin in great danger of being burnt and consumed thereby
further hee cannot depose./

To the 5th article hee saith that hee this deponent having bin an Inhabitant of
the orecinct of Saint Katherine hath knowe the sayd Ellis liveing in the howse [hee GUTTER]
now liveth in, in the sayd precinct for these sixteene or eighteene yeares last
which tyme there was of this deponents knowledge a fayer sandy ground
betwixt Saint Catherines stayres and Saint Katherins
dock which was very usefull to the Inhabitants there to passe upon on foote at
lowe water and alsoe to the watermen plyeing at Saint Catherines stayres
and other places neere thereabouts to trimme and tallowe their boates upon which
grounds hee saith is since the sayd Ellis his coming to live there by reason of
soe many vessells lyeing a breast as aforesayd now soe broken and [?filled GUTTER]
up with mudd that it is in most places knee deepe and is become utterly
unserviceable both to the watermen and Inhabitants of the sayd precinct
And further hee cannot depose./

To the 6th hee cannot depose./

To the 7th hee saith the place where the sayd vessells soe use to ride s[?everall GUTTER]
a brest at and neere the sayd Ellis his wharfe was and is in the River of
Thames and subiect as hee beleeveth to the austhority of this Court which place
by reason of their soe lyeing there is much choaked up with ooze and durt and
the Current of the Thames there much hindered thereby and the Current
of the River there will by the meanes abovesayd in tyme bee utterly choaked up and
spoiled if it bee not tymely prevented 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 testifie in this cause at the
request of the producents and hath receaved nothing nor is promised nor
expecteth any thing for his testimony and otherwise saving his foregoeing
deposition to the first article of the articles hee answereth negatively

To the 2 Interrogatories hee saith it is about a hundred or a hundred and fifty pounds
in all betwixt Saint Catherines Stayres and Saint Catherines dock whereof only
about eight or tenn yards belongeth to the sayd Ellis and the rest hee hath as
hee beleeveth noe right to And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee
cannot answere having never seebe the sayd Ellis receave any money for
any vessells lyeing at or neere his wharfe nor head him give leave to
any to lye there./

Thomas T [MARKE] Lovell
his marke [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The 19th of January 1657 English style
Examined in the alleagtion on the behalfe of younge/

Young against Bonnell}
Smith Suckley}

see the i in A9 the 2 in Aii

Rp. 3us

Thomas Sweet of Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney and County of Middlesex
Mariner aged thirty three yeares or thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and
examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet/