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of the graunt of the sayd office to them have had the Command and use
of a sufficient wharfe (belonging to this deponent) to keepe and lay ballast
on and whereon they usually kepy ballast beside what they kept in lighters./
And further hee cannot answere./

To the 7th Interrogatorie hee saith hee never wrought for any body in takeing up of
ballast in the River of Thames And hee saith that before the Patent now in
force, hee this deponent hath within the tyme Interrogate sold
thousands of tonnes of ballast to Merchants shipps at eighteene pence
a tonne and to Collyers at the rates of nyne pence tenne pence and
twelve pence a tonne And saith hee well knoweth that the sayd Bowman
and the rest of the sayd grauntees doe now sell ballast at those rates following
videlicet at tenn pence per tonne to Collyers and at twelve pence per tonne
to all other English Merchantmen and at sixteene pence per tonne to all
forraigners And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/



The 15th of January 1657 English style/

Examined upon the libell/

Swyer and company of the Consent against the)
Phenix and Robert Church her Master and Company)
owners of her: Budd Smith)

Rp. 2us

Alexander Markeham of Rederiff
Mariner aged thirty yeares or thereabouts
a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth
as followeth videlicet

To the first article hee saith hee hath knowne the shipp the Consent for theise
seaven or eight yeares last past and better And saith that during all the tyme
arlate the arlate William Swyer hath bin Master of her and soe Commonly reputed to bee Master
of her and to have the Care and charge of her as Master of her And further
to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 2 article hee saith hee being a Mariner and liveing at Rederiff knoweth
that the Consent laye mored in the River of Thames neere Rederiff within the
Ebbing and flowing of the sea in the Moneths of may and June last in
a Convenient place where usually shipps lye at Anchor and there had
layne soe mored by the space of eight or nyne moneths next before the sayd
moneths of may and June last, and well remembreth hee sawe her lye there soe
mored in October 1656 where shee continued untill the dammage in question
happened And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 3 article hee saith that hee this deponent being a Mariner and then a
Mate of the shipp John and Abigall of London which then lay mored in the
River of Thames neere Rederiff a sterne of the Consent upon the tyde of
ebb. thereby knoweth that in the Moneth of June one thousand sixe hundred
fifty seaven the arlate shipp the Phenix (Robert Church arlate Master)
having bin lately graved at Wapping and haled from thence came and
lashed a board of the John and Abigall a sterne alsoe upon ebb, of the
Consent, and droped an Anchor in the midest of the Thames in an
inconvenient place whereby the dammage hereafter mentioned happened
And further saving his subsequent deposition hee cannot depose./

To the 4th hee saith hee hath used the sea as a Mariner for above these twenty
yeares last past and thereby knoweth that it is the usuall custome of moreing


Primary sources



SP 46/137/466 State Papers Domestic: Supplementary. ADMIRALTY. Masters' certificates granted by Trinity House: Master: Alexander Markham Signatures: William Badiley, Simon Nichols. 25 May 1664