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To the fourth hee saith hee remembreth not the precise time of the shipps
comming betweene limehouse and Blackwall, but saith shee then drew
foure foote and a halfe or foure foote and three quarters water or thereabouts,
and that they the master and this deponent are sufficiently experienced
in navigating and bringing up vessells, this deponent having bin come
foure and twenty times in voyages up the said river to this port.

To the fifth hee saith that when the master and this deponent perceived
water in the shipp, the said master or other called out for a boate or lighter, which
came aboard to help save some of the goods, and that the vessell
all along drew depth of water as aforesaid, namely neere or about
five foote, and that shee had water enough to saile at limehouse.
and saith there was about a foote water in hold when they first sawe it.

To the 6th negatively.

To the 7th hee saith it was waying water as the said vessell came
to the halfe way tree betwixt Gravesend and london, and otheriwse
negatively, saving hee cannot answer to the age and number of voyages of the
said vessell

To the 8th hee cannot answer

To the 9th negatively for his part, and otherwise hee
referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition; saying
hee this deponent was the pilot.

To the last hee saith the interrate Joost Johnson hath long used the sea
of this deponents knowledge, namely above three yeeres, And
otherwise hee cannot answer.

Corneles Corneles [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation.

Rp. 2.

Hendrick Cornelison of Rotterdam Mariner, aged 23
yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the first article hee saith hee well knoweth the vessell arlate
and hath soe donne for theise three yeares last or thereabouts, and
saith shee was all the time arlate a firme stringe an staunch
vessell and very fit to receive and carry merchants goods from port
to port. And saith that in or about the beginning of May last
shee received severall goods abroad her (and amongst them foure
bales of bookes) to be brought to this port, which hee knoweth being
one of her company, and helping to lade and receive the said bookes
and goods.

To the second and third articles hee saith that on about the
fifteenth (new stile) of May last the said vessell with the said
goods and bookes aboard her departed and sailed from Rotterdam
for this port, and about three dayes after came up thether in the
River of Thames as farr as Saint Catherines, and saith the said vessell
came all the way fairly and orderly up the River in such manner
and course of sailing as other vessells use to come up, and that
in such her sailing up the said River and after shee came within
the same a mischanse befell her, whereby shee sprang a leake,
but in what particular place and by what meanes it happened hee
knoweth not, but verily beleeveth shee raked upon some anchor
that had noe buoy fastened to it, and thereby got that mischanse