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To get up to the main deck, passengers were required to climb a wooden or rope ladder.
There were no stairs for the passengers on the gun deck to go up through the gratings to the main deck.
This ship traditionally was heavily armed while on trading routes around Europe, due to the possibility of encountering pirates and privateers of all types.
And with its armament, the ship and crew could easily be conscripted by the English monarch at any time in case of conflict with other nations.
The gun room was in the stern area of the gun deck, to which passengers had no access due to it being the storage space for powder and ammunition for the ship's cannons and any other weapons belonging to the ship.
The gun room might also house a pair of stern chasers, small cannons used to fire out the stern of the ship.
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Gun deck passengers most likely used a bucket as a chamber pot, affixed to the deck or bulkhead to keep it from being jostled at sea.