John Gardner

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John Gardner
Person John Gardner
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Gardner
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Cooper
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Quartermaster
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text John Gardner
Has signoff text John Gardner
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Language skills English language, Dutch language
Has interpreter
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Res street
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Res town Southwark
Res county Surrey
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1615
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Probate date
First deposition age 40
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.294r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) May 9 1655
How complete is this biography?
Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Ship with a commission
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

John Gardner (b. ?; d. ?). Cooper.

John Gardner, despite describing himself as a cooper, went quartermaster of an English ship whose master was Mungoe Jackson.

Resident in 1655 in the borough of Southwark.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty year old John Gardner deposed on May 9th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on behalf of Morens in a case brought against the Charitie and goods.[1]

The case concerned the seizure of the ship the Charitie (Master: Paul Paulson) by Mungoe Jackson. The master of the Charitie claimed his ship and lading were "of Gothenburg" and belonged to subjects of the Queen of Sweden.

John Gardner stated that "hee can speake noe language but English and a little broken dutch".[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.294r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.294v