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owned and undertooke to defend the same, in this deponents presense and hearing
and then said hee had three lighters more, and that hee was a low water man
and this deponent then taking notice of the hole
where the said lighter soe stayed, [XXXXX XX], did that afternoone measure
the same and found it to be foure foote and upwards
deep, and saith it was about two hundred and fiftie foote off
the wharfe of the said producent. And since the premisses this deponent
hath seene his the said Priors lighters worke neerer, namely within fourscore
and odd foot of her banck; And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that Mris Ewen her said wharfe hath decayed
and calved in since the premisses, and shee hath bin at much charge in
repairing thereof, but that such decay or calving in hath bin occasioned
by the working of the said lighters hee cannot depose, because hee did not
take notice of the cause thereof.

To the fifth hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee hath lived and bin a maried man in Greenwich theise
eight yeeres last and lived by his imployment of a water man, till
about three yeares since, that hee became ferriman there which hee
nowe exerciseth. And saith hee is required by mris Ewen to come and
testifie the truth, and thet hee favoureth and would give the victory
indifferently to the parties. otherwise negatively.

To the second hee saith it hath bin of late usuall for lighter men
to take in ballast in the River of Thames, to the greate preiudice
thereof, and of peopée that use vessells thereupon. And otherwise hee
cannot depose.

To the third hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

To the 4th hee saith that mris Ewens her late husband about
seaven or eight yeares since, used to take up ballast with lighters and
lay ˹or [?houve]˺ in upon his wharfe, but finding the inconvenience thereof
had left it off. And otherwise hee cannot answer, saving as aforesaid.

To the 5th hee saith that the place where the said mr Ewens used
to take up ballast was within the place and neerer to his wharfe than
the place where this deponent hath observed the said Priors lighter
to make and take up ballast.

To the 7th hee saith that mr Ewen in his life time did let out
part of his wharfe to one mr hart, a woodmonger, and his
wife hath since alsoe let part therof to mr Bradley, and another
part to mr Deane, which parts [XXX] to mr Bradley and mr
Deane, were to be repaired to their hand, and being soe done,
Deane was to keepe his in repaire. And otherwise hee cannot answer.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

The marke of the said Wm Ballow [MARKE, RH SIDE]