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Interrogate Keene did doe his endeavour at Saint Lucar to get new mariners there
to goe to the Canaries and that hee could get none all mariners refusing
to goe thither And hee alsoe knoweth that the mariners which the sayd Keene
procured, and came home with him in the sayd shipp to London did absolutely
refuse to goe to the Canaries and would not come on board unlesse they
might come directly for London And further hee cannot answere/

To the 11th Interrogatorie and the schedule therein conteyned hee saith that
hee this deponent is the arlate Peter Proby, and that hee knoweth the
rest of the parties Interrogate and saith they are all Merchants and
that the schedule Interrogate now shewed unto him is subscribed by
him this deponent and the words Peter Proby
at the end thereof hee well knoweth to bee his this deponents owne hand
writing, and hee beleeveth the contents of the sayd schedule to bee all true
and the shipp and Keene in this cause named and the shipp John and Elizabeth
in the sayd schedule expressed to bee one and the same shipp and person
and not divers And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere

Repeated before doctor Godolphin the 27th of May 1657/



The 4th of June 1657/

Ewen against Pryor}
Clements Cheeke}

Examined on an allegation on behalfe of the sayd

Rp. 2

ex parte Prior.

Edward Makkettuer of Wapping in the parish of
Stepney Lighterman aged fifty three yeares or
thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet.

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith hee hath bin a Lighter
man belonging to the River of Thames and accustomed to take up and
Carry ballast there for fowerteene yeares last past and saith
and hath bin a mariner for many yeares before
that and and lived neere the Thames, and thereby bin acquainted {with} the
customs concerning the takeing up of ballast in the sayd River, and saith
hee knoweth that for those thirty yeares last past, it hath bin the common
Custome observed and practised in the River of Thames by Lightermen
and such as take up and save ballast for shipping with their lighters and
servants to take up Gravell or sand for that use upon any shelves or bankes in
the sayd River at forty foote distance from any bankes or walls of
the sayd River, and at any place in the River which affordeth ballast and lyeth
without forty foote from the banks and walls of the River, and this Custome
hath lately bin used by and well knowne to Ballast men and such as use that
trade and alsoe 15 sea men during the sayd tyme, (and as hee beleeveth tyme out of mynde and
memory of men now liveing) and saith hee