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HCA 13/72 f.33r Annotate
First transcribed 28 April 2014  +
First transcriber Colin Greenstreet  +
Folio 33  +
Parent volume HCA 13/72  +
Side Recto  +
Status Uploaded image; transcribed on 28/04/2014  +
Transcription The 29th of May 1657. Ewen against prior}The 29th of May 1657. Ewen against prior} Examined upon the foresaid libell. '''Rp. 3us.''' '''William Barnes''' of Greenwich in the County of kent Labourer<br /> aged 56 yeares or thereabouts, sworne and examined. To the first article of the said libell hee saith and deposeth that hee well<br /> knoweth the producent Mary Ewen and the bancks and wharfe arlate, having<br /> often times wrought thereat, and saith the said Mary was and is commonly<br /> reputed owner and proprietor of the said wharfe and bancks. To the second and third articles hee saith that for severall yeares last this<br /> deponent hath at severall times seene severall lighters and lightermen or<br /> other persons in and with them take up gravell in the river of Thames<br /> neare the said wharfe and bancks, and make sundrie greate pitts or holes<br /> by such taking up gravell neare the said bancks and wharfe, some<br /> of the said pitts or holes being as hee saith foure foote deep, and other<br /> holes neare the mill wharfe some of five deep and some more and<br /> somelesse, by reason of which taking up of gravell, diverse<br /> hills have bin and are made betweene the said pitts and holes, by meanes<br /> of which said pitts, and hills, hee saith it hath bin and is dangerous<br /> for shipps, boates and other vessells to passe or come neere unto the said<br /> wharfe, all which hee knoweth having seene and taken notice thereof<br /> And saith the arlate Richard Prior hath bin said and reputed to have<br /> lighters amongst them that this deponent hath soe seene, and about<br /> Michaelmas last this deponent being at worke upon the said wharfe<br /> sawe the said Priors lighter at worke neere the same taking up ballast<br /> or gravell at the place where the said pitts and holes were made.<br /> the said lighter being then made stay of for the said dammage, and hee<br /> the said Prior coming to cleare the said lighter as his owne, and<br /> acknowledged it to be his. To the fourth and 5th hee saith that by reason of the foresaid digging and making<br /> holes and pitts by the said lighters and such as worked in or with them, the<br /> bancks of the said wharfe have broken and fallen or calved into the river,<br /> about the repaire whereof hee saith the said mris Ewens hath of late<br /> bin at much cost and charges for workemanshipp and materialls, this<br /> deponent having wrought there long about the said repaires, occasioned<br /> by the premisses, namely by the taking up gravell and making holes and pitts<br /> by lighters neare the said wharfes, and saith shee is at a continuall charge<br /> thereabouts, insoemuch that this deponent and three or foure labourers more<br /> have for their worke earned about twenty pounds a peece of her for their<br /> worke thereabout, besides what shee hath paid to other workemen<br /> and for materialls of wood and other things. To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING] To the first hee saith hee hath lived for theise thirtie yeares last at<br /> Greenwich, and hath and doth live by his labour, and favoureth the parties<br /> indifferently, and would give the victory accordingly. And otherwise hee referreth<br /> himselfe to his foregoeing deposition. To the second hee saith it hath bin usuall for lighters to take up ballast<br /> with shovells upon shelves in the River of Thames, but not allowable<br /> for them to worke with nets as of late they have used neere wharfes or<br /> bancks, as they have done as<br /> aforesaid neere the said bancks and wharfe of the producent. And otherwise<br /> hee cannot depose. To the third hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid. To the fourth and 5th hee saith that about tenn or eleaven yeeres since mris Ewens<br /> [?her GUTTER]since mris Ewens<br /> [?her GUTTER]  +
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