|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Mariner occupation||Common man|
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|Has opening text||Richard Plat|
|Has signoff text||Richard Platt|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||20|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/73 f.772v Annotate|
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|Has infobox completed||Yes|
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|Type of ship||Merchant ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
Richard Platt (b. ca. 1641; d. ?). Waterman.
Former member of the company of the ship the Mary (Master: Robert Clarke).
Resident in Blackwall in the parish of Stepney in 1661.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Twnety year old Richard Platt deposed in 1661 in the High Court of Admiralty.
He stated that he had been one of the company of the ship the Mary (Master: Robert Clarke) and knew John Sutherne for several months before Sutherne's death. Platt stated he had seen Thomas Stock, the boatswain's mate of the Mary "strike and abuse" Sutherne three months before his death. Platt described "the said Stock come to the said Sutherne as hee hath laine in his hammock and (without any occasion given by the said Sutherne that this deponent knoweth of) strike him with a ratan, and thrust him to and fro against the said ships deck, And did thereby hurt him, but whether that was the occasion of his death hee saith hee knoweth not".