George Thorp

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George Thorp
Person George Thorp
First name George
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Last name Thorp
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Occupation Cook
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text George Thorpe
Has signoff text George Thorp
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Res street Leadenhall Street
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Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1604
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First deposition age 53
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.45r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 12 1659
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Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

George Thorp (alt. Thorpe). Cook.

Resident in 1659 in Leadenhall Street in London.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Fifty-five year old George Thorp deposed on February 12th 1559 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Whiting against Lewellin and Gunhill".[1]

George Thorp stated that he had known John Welde for twenty-three years and had known Benjiamin Mew for ten years. He added that in the year 1648 Benjiamin Mew was put and bound an apprentice to John Welde at the Cookes Hall, London. At the time of this apprenticeship binding George Thorp was a member off the Cook's Court being held in the hall of the Cook's company and saw the binding. Benjiamin Mew continued an apprentice of John Welde for the whole of 1654 and for a good part of 1655.[2]

Comment on sources


"Thorpe, George: son of George Thorpe, cook. Born in London. School, Felstead, Essex, under Mr Glascocke. Age 15. Admitted sizar, May 17. Surety, Mr. Burton.

B.A. 1656-7; M.A. 1660: B.D. 1667. Scholar 1653 to L. Day 1659. Junior fellow, L. Day 1659 to Mich 1663. Fellow of Emmanuel, 1663 to 1667. Re-elected junior fellow at Caius, Sep. 6, 1667: senior fellow, Mich 1668 to L. Day 1678. Ethical lecturer, 1663: dean, 1668: salarist, 1667-76. At Emmanuel he was chosen as master, 1719, but declined the post. Baker says that but for our prevalent Norfolk restrictions he would have left to Caius the large benefaction which he made to Emmanuel."[3]
  1. HCA 13/73 f.45r
  2. HCA 13/73 f.45r
  3. John Venn, Biographical history of Gonville and Caius college: 1849-1897, vol. 1: 1349-1713 (Cambridge, 1897), p.387