Thomas Arvill

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Thomas Arvill
Person Thomas Arvill
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Arvill
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Occupation Cooper
Secondary shorebased occupation
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Training Not apprentice
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Literacy Signature
Has opening text Thomas Arvill
Has signoff text Thomas Arvill
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Dunstans in the East
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1628
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First deposition age 32
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.766r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 28 1660
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Ship classification
Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Thomas Arvill (b. ca. 1628; d. ?). Cooper.

Resident in the parish of Saint Dunstans in the East in 1660.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-two year old Thomas Arvill deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on September 28th 1660. He was examined on an allegation in the case "Ex parte Thomas Hopkins Johannes Gregory concerning the Golden Sun of Amsterdam".[1] The case concerned the leakage of oils carried in a Dutch ship from Cadiz to London.[2]

Arvill stated that he was imployed as cooper in taking up oils, which had been landed at London from the ship the Golden Sun of Amsterdam. He reported that twenty three pipes of oil had leaked out of the casks of oil which had been brought out of the ship. He suggested that the leakage "happened by ill stowage" and "by reason that some of the caskes were stowed amongst salt without convenient bedds, by the unskilfulnes or neglect of the master and company." According to Arvill the casks themselves were "strong and good", and that the leakage had happened despite the quality of the casks.[3]

Comment on sources

No sign of Thomas Arvill in the 1666 Hearth Tax returns for the parish of Saint Dunstans in the East.[4]
  1. HCA 13/73 f.765v
  2. HCA 13/73 f.766r
  3. HCA 13/73 f.766r
  4. 'Hearth Tax: City of London 1666, St Dunstan in the East ', in London Hearth Tax: City of London and Middlesex, 1666 (2011), British History Online, viewed 01/09/2016