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The 2th day of March 1654 English style

Captaine hudson against Barnardiston Jolliffe}
and others and against henry Boulton}
and John Mills in fact called to appeare}
in this pretended cause Suckley Budd ffrancklin}

Examined upon an allegation given in the
26th of ffebruary 1654 on the part and behalfe
of the sayd henry Boulton and John Mills

de[?XX] ffrancklin


Richard Heaniside of the parish of Saint dunstans
in the East London Lighterman aged 29 yeares or
thereabouts a witness sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first second third and 4th articles of the sayd allegation hee
saith and deposeth that by reason hee this deponent and one William
Purse were the persons who were the lightermen and had the management
of the lyter in which the damage in question happened hee well knoweth that
the sayd Lyter was an open lyter and that hee this deponent brought the
same Lyter and layed her close by the side of the shipp the Smirna ffactor
arlate then rideing over against Blackwall Stayres upon a Satterday morning where shee laye till the Monday morning next following for that the Shipps company would not worke on Satterday in the afternoone and upon Monday morning
(what moneth or day of the moneth hee cannot at present call to mynde) the
Company of the sayd shipp presently fell to worke and about halfe laded
the sayd open lighter, and hee this deponent and the sayd Purse were willing
and ready to have received the whole ladeing of the sayd open lighter on board
her and to have carried the same to London of the arlate Captaine hudson
or his mate and the sayd shipps Company would have fully laded her
which this deponent beleeveth they might have done if they haad pleased
And this deponent and the sayd Purse were resolved in case they could have gotten the sayd Shipps Company to have delivered unto them the sayd open lighters
full ladeing they would have gone with the same for London and carried the same
to Galley Key there (the place they were appointed to unlade at) the next fludd
But saith that about two or three of the clock in the afternoone of the monday
aforesayd there came a Cloase lyter which as afterwards appeared was
sent by the sayd Captaine hudson to take in a ladeing of fine goods from
on board the sayd Smirna ffactor and this deponent heard one Gilbert
Woodman who had the care and mannagement of the sayd Cloase lighter and
was Lyterman thereof, saye that Captaine hudson aforesayd had sent
his men (whome this deponent then sawe come in the sayd Cloase lighter)
to give order to his the sayd same mate then onboard that hee and the sayd shipps
Company should desist and give over the further ladeing of the sayd open
lighter and presently fall in hand with ladeing the sayd Cloase lighter
whereupon the sayd Mate called to this deponent and comanded him to vere
his sayd open lighter and fall a sterne to make waye for the sayd Cloase
lighter to lye in the open lighters place to take in her ladeing and this
deponent was unwilling and refused soe to doe and desyred of the sayd mate that hee might receive his full ladeing that soe hee might goe therewith [?XXX GUTTER] which the sayd Mate and shipp[?X]