Alexander Robinson

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Alexander Robinson
Person Alexander Robinson
First name Alexander
Middle name(s)
Last name Robinson
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Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Garland (Master: John Prestman)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Alexander Robinson
Has signoff text Alexander Robinson
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Catherines near the Tower
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1621
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First deposition age 30
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/65 f.24v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jul 17 1651
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Alexander Robinson (b. ca. 1621; d. ?). Mariner.

Master's mate of the ship the Garland of London (Master: John Prestman).

Resided in 1651 in the parish of Saint Catherines near the Tower.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty year old Alexander Robinson deposed on July 17th 1651 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on interrogatories "On the behalfe of George Clarke of London merchant concerneing a losse in the shipp Garland of London".[1]

Alexander Robinson stated that the Garland departed London and went down to Gravesend, departing Gravesend on June 4th 1651 bound for Dublin in Ireland. Robinson listed the goods laden for the producent George Clarke at London. Off the Isle of Wight on June 8th 1651 the ship was surprised and taken by the Elizabeth ffrigott (Commander: Captaine John Skinner) and the ship and goods were carried to the island of Jersey and lost to their owners.[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/65 f.24v
  2. HCA 13/65 f.25r