Richard Platt

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Richard Platt
Person Richard Platt
First name Richard
Middle name(s)
Last name Platt
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Waterman
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Common man
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Richard Plat
Has signoff text Richard Platt
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Language skills English language
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Birth country
Res street Blackwall
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1641
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First deposition age 20
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.772v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) 1661
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Has infobox completed Yes
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Has HCA evidence completed No
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

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".[1]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/73 f.772v