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The 4th day of ffebruary 1658:/:

Clarke against Scattergood)

Examined on the said Libell.

Rp. (5

Thomas Bull of Wapping Mariner aged 30 yeeres
or thereabouts sworne and Examined./.

To the first article of the said Libell hee saith and deposeth that in the
Monethes of March, Aprill, May, June, July, August and September
last past the Libellate Robert Clarke was Master and partowner of
the ship the Warewell Libellate, and for such Comonly accounted and
reputed And further cannot depose./.

To the second hee saith that at the latter end of July or beginning of
August last the said ship the Warewell arived in the River of Thames
with a lading of Cole on board her, belonging to the said
Robert Clarke; and the rest of the Owners of the said ship, and saith
shee came to an Anchor a little belowe Wapping Dock, and
there mored in a very good and Convenient berth where
ships did and doe usually ride at Anchor, and there hee saith
the Warewell rode in safety one fflood and two Ebbs. for and
during all which time there was noe Appearance of any Anchor
or buoy whatsoever, neere to the place where the said ship Warewell
soe lay moored as aforesaid, The Premisses. hee deposeth being
one of the Company of the said ship, and helping to moore her in
the said Place, and further hee cannot depose./.

To the 3d and 4th hee saith that after the said ship the Warewell had
layne moored as aforesaid for the said space of one fflood and
two Ebbs. shee was bilged upon an Anchor, which lay within the
said ships birth, having noe boy fastened thereto, by which meanes
the said ship Warewell received into her hold about three or
foure foote water before her Master and any of his Company
did knowe or doscover the same, and soe soone as ever the same
was discovered, the Master and Company did Imediately cause
her two Pumpes to be plyed, and got mariners of other ships
there Ryding, to come aboard the Warewell, to be ayding in the
getting of her as neere the shore as they could, And saith that
the said Clarke and Company, and the said other Mariners
did use their uttmost endeavour in hastening to gett the said ship
to shore, but notwithstanding the said ships hold was full of
water before they could get the said ship to shore, and she
being neere shore the said Clarke for the preservation and securing
of her. did cause his Company, and some other men that he
hired, Imediately to heave her Coales out of her Portholes into
Lighters, which coales were very wet, and much damnified, And
saith they [?all] heaved out about Ninety Chaldron of Coales in the said
Lighters, which did much Lighten the sayd ship, and thereby did
prevent further damage that might have happened unto
the said shipp which hee deposeth, being one that helped to pumpe
the said ship after her bilging aforesaid, and alsoe helped to heave out
the said Coales out of her. and further deposeth not./



Primary sources



PROB 11/307/306 Will of Thomas Bull, Mariner of London 18 February 1662