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of shipps in the River of Thames to laye and Anchor to the Northwards
and an other to the Southwards athwart the river and not to lay them
Watershott that is right up and downe in the streame, and that what
shipps are otherwise mored the Masters and Owners of the shipps otherwise
mored are (if any dammage happen to an other shipp thereby) by the sayd
Custome obliged to make satisfaction for the dammage by such their not
laying their Anchors a thwart the River And this hee saith is a thing
well knowne amongst Masters and Mariners of shipps frequenting the
River of Thames with their shipps./

To the 5th 6th 7th and 8th articles hee saith that hee this deponent
being Mate aboard the John and Abigall and observeing that the
Company of the Phenix had layed their Northerly anchor soe that
it laye noorthwest and in the midest of the River where shipps use to
floate, and lay watershott and neere the shipp the Consent hee this
deponent did before the dammage in question happened speake to the
Mate and Boatswaine of the Phenix (they lyeing lashed as aforesayd
to the John and Abigall) and tell them that they should doe well to fetch
their sayd Northerly anchor aboard or else hawle it further and to
the Northwards for that it lyeing as it did in the middle of the River
it might endanger some shipp or other which lay neere it by gr[??ounding]
upon it whereto the boatswaine answered that they had not the hands enough
aboard to doe it or to that effect, and thisd eponent replyed and told
him hee would spare him some of the John and Abigalls companyes
hands to helpe them to get that Anchor aboard or to hawle it more to the North=
wards, but the Mate and Boatswaine of the Phenix made light of the matter
and seemed to slight this deponents offer and advice whereupon shortly after
and in the sayd moneth of June last (the certayne day hee remembreth not)
the Consent was bilged upon the sayd Anchor of the Phenix and sunke
in the River of Thames and lay sunke certayne dayes
the number of them hee remembreth not this hee deposeth of his owne sight
and knowledge And further to these articles hee cannot depose./

To the 9th and 10th articles hee saith that by such the Consents being bilged
upon the sayd Anchor of the Phenix the Owners of the Consent are
damnified, but what to value their dammage at hee knoweth not
And further hee cannot depose/

To the 11th hee saith hee refrreth him selfe to the Registry of this Court
and further cannot depose./

To the 12th hee saith the arlate Church is an Inhabitant of Wapping and
a subiect of this Commonwealth and as hee beleeveth subiect to the
Jurisdiction arlate And further hee cannot depose/

To the 13th hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the lawe and to his foregoeing
deposition and further cannot depose

To the last hee saith his foregeoing deposition is true/

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cometh to testifie the truth of his