John Joal

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John Joal
Person John Joal
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Joal
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Mate
Associated with ship(s) Merchant Adventurer (Master: Edward Waterman)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text John Jeale
Has signoff text John Joal
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
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Birth country
Res street Wapping
Res parish
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Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1606
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First deposition age 48
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.2r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 4 1654
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Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship, Commissioned by English Commonwealth
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

John Joal (alt. Jeale) (b. ca. 1606; d. ?). Mariner.

Mate of the Merchant Adventurer (Commander: Edward Waterman), together with fellow mate William Jackson.[1]

Resident in 1654 in Wapping.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-eight year old John Joal deposed on September 4th 1654 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was exa,ined in the case of "Hearne against Waterman".[2]

John Joal stated that he knew Jenry Hearne, late gunner of the ship the Merchant Adventure of London (Commander: Edward Waterman). Joal was in Venice in February 1653, and was present in company with Henry Hearne and Captain Waterman and "heard them reckon together for the wages of the said Hearne who departed the said shipp and refused to serve any longer in her"..[3]

Instead Hearne shipped himself on a ship named the Anne Bonadventure (Master: Christopher Page), which was to go into the service of the Duke of Venice. John Joal and his fellow mate went aboard the Anne Bonadventure to attempt to persuade Henry Hearne to return to their ship, for they were short of men. They told him that she had been taken into the service of the English Commonwealth. They told him he would have good wages and that the voyage would be safe. Allegedly Hearne "utterly refused to retourne aboard the Merchant Adventurer, and said, and swore, Bb God, hee would not goe home to serve the Parliament".[4]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.2r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.2r
  3. HCA 13/70 f.2r
  4. HCA 13/70 f.2r