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Lillye fastned the White Lillye to the Chayne
and the Master of the white Lillie being
afterwards required by the Keeper of the Chayne in regard there were many
shipps fastned to the chayne to returne to his former mooreings from which
hee had bin severall tymes driven by the Prince) did returne to his sayd
mooreings, and being soe returned the sayd Prince did severall tymes
disturbe and trouble the White Lillie and drive her from her mooreing, and thereby
brake her mayne staye and spoiled other of her rigging and rubbed
and spoiled her cable and did her other dammage all which hee deposeth
by reason hee was present in his lighter severall tymes and sawe the Prince
soe come fowle of the White Lillie and drive her from her mooreings and
damnifie her as aforesayd and
alsoe went on board the White Lillie and helped to heave at the Capsterne
and doe other labour in order to get her to her mooreings againe And saith
alsoe that hee knoweth the sayd Betts by such his being severall tymes
driven from his mooreings by the Prince was forced to hyre and did hyre
men to help him to new moore the sayd shipp againe still as shee was
driven from her mooreings And in his this deponents Judgment and as hee
verily beleeveth it cost the sayd Betts in soe doeing at the least five pounds
sterling, besides his the sayd Betts his owne labour thereabout, And as
to the value of the mayne staye of the sayd shipp which was broken and
the other dammages done to her hull and tackle by the meanes aforesayd
hee saith hee cannot depose./

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

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee was none of the Company of the
White Lillye but by reason of his sayd imployment as a Lighterman
to fetch wines from on board her hee saith hee was every day on board
her and was on board her at severall tymes when the Prince came fowle
of her as aforesayd, and helped to new moore her when shee was
driven from her mooreings, And further hee cannot answere./

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith hee favoureth both the parties litigant
alike and desyreth right may prevaile therein and further hee cannot answer

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith in his Judgment the shipp White Lillye is a shipp
of a middling condition for age but not any waies decayed through age as
hee beleeveth, And further hee cannot answere hee not being experienced
as a Seaman in the worth or value of a shipp.

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee answereth that soe farr as hee hath him observed
being only a lighterman it is not usuall for shipps to lye with their C[ables GUTTER]
a thwart each other and to lye head and sterne as the Prince did of the White
Lillie every tyde of flood, and saith it is usuall for shipps to lye moored
in the River of Thames neere togeather and yet receive noe dammage
from an other soe they be carefull in the mooreing of them and not lye
thwart as the Prince did And further hee cannot answere/

To the 5th hee saith the Prince during such tyme as shee lay the White
Lillye was moored a head and sterne but lay thwart and not duely [moored GUTTER]
as shee ought to have bin, by which meanes every tyde of fflood the tyde tooke [her GUTTER]
upon the after quarter and soe made her Anchors come home and by
meanes come severall tymes fowle of the White Lillie as aforesayd

To the last hee cannot answere/
the marke of the sayd

Robert R A [MARKE] Adlington [MARKE, RH SIDE]