Rowland Berresford

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Rowland Berresford
Person Rowland Berresford
First name Rowland
Middle name(s)
Last name Berresford
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of John Dell
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Rowland Berisford
Has signoff text Rowland Berresford
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
Birth street
Birth parish
Birth town
Birth county
Birth province
Birth country
Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1636
Marriage year
Death year
Probate date
First deposition age 19
Primary sources
Act book start page(s)
Personal answer start page(s)
Allegation start page(s)
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.179v Annotate
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Act book date(s)
Personal answer date(s)
Allegation date(s)
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Deposition date(s) Dec 5 1654
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 Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Rowland Berresford (alt. Berisford ) (b. ca. 1636; d. ?). Mariner.

Formerly servant to John Dell, while he lived. John Dell was a ship's chandler, whose business was continued by his widow Mary Dell.[1]

Resident in 1655 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Ninetten year old Rowland Berresford deposed on December 5th 1654 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel and schedules in the case of "Mary Dell the relict and administratrix of the goods of John Dell deceased against a certayne ship called the Johns Adventure (whereof Richard Thurstone was master) and against Roger Kilvert and Company commeing in for their interest."[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.179v
  2. HCA 13/70 f.179v