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The 8th day of ffebruary 1658./.

Clarke con Scattergood)

Examined on the said Libell./

Rp. 6:

Thomas Douglas of New Gravel Lane in Wapping
Mariner aged 39 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and

To the first and second Positions of the said Libell hee saith, that for
and during all the time Libellate Robert Clarke
was Master and Partowner of the ship the Warewell Libellate, and
the said Clarke and Company were the said time the True
and Lawfull owners, and Proprietors of the said ship, and of
her tackle, Apparrell and furniture and soe Commonly
accounted: And saith that on or about the second day of August
last the said ship the Warewell arived in the River of Thames
(from Newcastle) with her Lading of Coales. which did belong
to the said Clarke and Company, and saith she came to an
Anchor att [?XXXX] in the said River betwixt Wapping Dock and Execution dock, and there
moored in a very good and Convenient birth where ships
doe Usuall ride and lye at Anchor, in which place hee saith
the said ship rode in safety One ffloud , and two Ebbs. during
all which time there was noe Appearance of any buoy or Anchor
neere to the said Place where the said ship soe lay Moored as
aforesaid: The Premisses hee deposeth having knowne the said Clarke
and the said ship Warewell for about three yeeres last, and
was one of the said shipps Company at the said time that shee
soe lay at Anchor as aforesaid: and further cannot

To the third hee saith that after the said ship the Warewell
had laine at Anchor in the Place aforesaid, for, the space of one
floud and two Ebbs as aforesaid the said ship happened to be bilged
upon an Anchor which did lye with in the said ships birth
having noe buoy fastned to it. and the said ship Warewell
tooke in about five foote water in her hould, before her Master
and Company Espied the same, and soe soone as ever the Master and Company
had espyed and discovered the same they did Imediate Plye her two
Pumpes. and procured other Mariners to assiste them therein, and
alsoe to helpe to hale the said ship to shore, And the Master and
Company of the said ship the Warewell and the said other Mariners
did use their Uttmost Endeavour in hastening to get the said ship
to the shore Yet Notwithstanding the said ship was filled with
Water. before they could get her to shore, This hee deposeth being
aboard and helping and assisting in the premisses And further cannot

To the 4th hee saith that after the said ship the Warewell was haled
neere to shore the Said Clarke, for securing her did cause her
Company and others that hee hired forthwith to fall to Worke in