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lighter of 30 tunnes may well carye 25 tonnes of ballast and a lighter of
twentye tonnes may verye well carrye 18 tonnes of ballast, if they bee [?serviceable] and
the ballast well stowed

Ad 7 refert sua ad predepoita et al nescit/

Ad 8 refert se ad predepoita al nescit sauvage the [?XXX] was faine to have
carried the shippe downe the River for [?XX] when the Lighter in question
came to the sayd shippe but Backhouse then neither had nor could take in his fraight
untill hee had taken out his ballast

Ad 9 salvis predepoita ad qua se refert nescit



die pred

2us Balderie/

Johannes Beane de Sancta Catherines propra turim London nauta aetatis 30 annorum
aut eo circiter testis in hac qte productus iuratus et examinatus deponit et dicit
prout sequitur videlicet/

the tyme arlate videlicet in December last
past hee this examinate and another man called John Huntman imployed and
sent by his precontest John Hearne with the Lighter in question which Hearne
had formerly hired of the arlate Baldene whoe was generally accounted
reputed and taken to bee the owner of her to goe from St Catherines upp to
Buttolphs Wharfe to the arlate shippe the Providence of which the arlate
[?Willim] Backhouse was sayd to bee naster to fetch ballast out of the sayd
shippe and accordingly hee this examinate and the sayd Hunt did carrye upp the
sayd lighter to the sayd shippe to Buttolph Wharfe aforesaid where she then laye and [?XXXXX] and
fastened the sayd Ligher to the sayd shippe with twoe ropes one belonginge
to the Lighter and another which they had from the shippe they
demannded the ballast of the masters mate of the sayd shippe
and the rest of the Company then aboardthe master himselfe being absent the accordinge as they had order to doe but they in
the shippe refused to doe as knoweinge that it did not belong to them soe soe doe and thereuppon
those on the shippe or some of them told this examinate and his fellowe that if they would not heave in the said
ballast they should not have any there and and told them lett it alone till it
was cleere daye light sayeinge that then they would have aboard one
shippe or other and sell the said ballast and thereupon this examinate
and his fellowe aforesaid went away leavinge the lighter in question
fastened to the shippe as aforesaid with her Companies consent to acquainte the aforesaid
Hearne that sent them of the premisses but before they could meete with the
said Hearne and hee speake with the Master of the said shippe the Providence
they heard that the sayd Lighter was suncke the shipps Company
haveinge removed her from whence shee was by
him and his fellowe fastened to the shippe and fastened her to another
place which sinkinge was occasioned by theire heaveinge of ballast
unadvisedlye into her in the absence of this examinate and his fellowe noe bodye being in her to looke to her and stowe
the ballast in her as ought to have bine and this examinate and his
fellowe had and would have don in case the shipps Company had not
refused to heave the ballast out of the shippe as was desired then and the sayd
Lighter was at the tyme when it was fastnened to the sayd shipp as
aforesaid a thight stronge and staunch lighter and able to have
carried in her above twentye tonnes of ballast if it had bine stowed
in her as ought to have bine and by reason of the prenisses the
sayd Lighter is broaken to peeces and never to bee recovered or made
serviceable againe in soe much that the said Baldre hath suffered damage
thereby above 20 li sterlinge . this hee sayeth is true by vertue of his
oath alr nescit/

Ad Interria

Ad primum [?XXXXX] sua [?XX] negative/