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The 16th day of May 1657.

Examined upon the sayd libell./

Rp. 3

Thomas Midwinter of the parish of Saint Olaves in Southwarke
Shipp Carpenter aged forty yeares or thereabouts a
wittnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as
followeth videlicet./

To the sixth article of the sayd libell hee saith that hee being a
shipp Carpenter by profession was desyred to goe on board the arlate
shipp the White Lillie in the moneth of Aprill last and about the one and twentieth day thereof, togeather with his Contest Lewis Bowlding
to survey and view what dammage was done unto the sayd shipp the White
Lillie by reason of an other shipp comeing fowle of her and puting
her from her mooreings And upon view of the sayd shipp the White
Lillie it did plainely appeare to this deponent and the sayd Bowlding
that the sayd Shipp the White Lillie had her quarter broken in, and her
Cable spoiled and rubbed with the other shipps lyeing upon it and rubbing to
and froe upon it by the force of the tyde, and about eight and twenty foote of the Keele
of the White Lillie was shattered and broken soe that shee must of necessitie
bee careened before shee will bee fitt to goe to sea, and alsoe that her mayne
stay was broken All which dammages (as hee this deponent truly heard and
beleeveth) was occasioned by reason that the Master and Company of the
Prince arlate suffered their shipp the Prince to come fowle of the White
Lillie) And hee saith that the severall dammages which did upon view
appeare to this deponent and the sayd Boulding to bee done to the sayd shippp
the White Lillie could not nor cannot in this deponents Judgment bee repayred
and amended under these summes following videlicet the mending of the sayd
shipps quarter which was broken downe will cost at least fifteen shillings
sterling and the subbing and spoie of the Cable doth and will amount to
fifty shillings at least of like money to splice and repayre the same And
the Careening and mending the Keele and Mayne staye will cost at
the least tenn pounds more of like money And further to this article
hee cannot depose./

To the rest of the articles hee is not examined by the direction of the

To the Interrogatories/

To the first Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively for his part being none of
the sayd shipp the White Lillie her company but only imployed as a foresayd
to view the dammage done to her And further hee cannot answere/

To the 2 hee saith hee favoureth all the parties litigant in this suite alike and
desyreth right may prevaile therein./

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith in his this deponents Judgment the White
Lillie and her tackle apparrell and furniture are worth three hundred
pounds sterling and more And further hee cannot answere./

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith hee hath observed that it is usuall for shipps
in the River of Thames to lye neere one an other but saith that if by their
neglect in not well mooreing of them they doe any dammage one to an other
they are lyable to make satisfaction for the dammage done And further
to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere./