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to which statute he for more certaynetye hee referreth him selfe And
further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 2 third and 4th articles of the said allegation hee saith that for those
fower yeares last past, hee this deponent (having often occasion to
passe over the same by water to Gravesend and Greenwich and
other places which lye belowe the same) thereby knoweth that during that tyme
there hath bin and is a shelve or banke of Gravell in the River of
Thames opposite to the wharfe of the arlate Mrs Ewen the Complainant in
this suite, where on, hee hath as hee passed to and froe, observed and
seene that Lightermen have used to worke and take up ballast, And
saith that a difference happening betweene the sayd Mrs Ewen and the
producent Pryor about the sayd Pryors servants digging ballast upon
the sayd shelve or banke, and the sayd mrs Ewen (as this deponent was
informed by his Contests Thomas Jones and Edward Markature who (as
they sayd) were present when the sayd seizure was made) seizing upon the
sayd Pryors lighter for working there and carrying the same away to her
sayd wharfe and deteyning the same from the sayd Pryor, the sayd Pryor
did desyre this deponent and John Orton and William Nodes to
measure the grounds from the sayd Mrs Ewens her wharfe to the place
where the sayd Jones and Markature did affirme the sayd ˹Pryors˺ lighter laye
at worke when shee was soe seized by the sayd Mrs Ewen, and upon
this deponents word the sayd Nodes and Orton their
measuring the same in presence of the sayd Jones and Markature and
severall other persons, this deponent and the sayd Nodes and Orton did finde, that the place where the
sayd Jones and Markature did affirme the sayd Pryors lighter lay at
worke takeing up ballast when shee was seized as aforesayd, was two hundred sixty-three
foote distant from the wharfe of the sayd Mrs Ewen, And that the Channell
or hole where the sayd Pryors servants did worke when the sayd
lighter was soe seized was parted with a firme banke
of nynty three {foote} broad from the hole or Channell where the sayd Mrs Ewens her servants
with her lighters and the sayd Mrs Ewens husbands servants in his life tyme
used (as the sayd Jones and Markature affirmed) to worke, and that the sayd Master
and Mrs Ewens their hole or Channelll was fifty fower foote in breadth and laye neerer
to the sayd wharfe than the sayd Pryors Channell did, videlicet within one
hundred and sixteene foote of the sayd wharfe And further to these articles
hee cannot depose./

To the 5th and 6th articles hee cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

To the Interrogatories/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie (the danger of periury being declared unto him