Andrew Shan

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Andrew Shan
Person Andrew Shan
First name Andrew
Middle name(s)
Last name Shan
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Boatswain
Associated with ship(s) Eastland Merchant (Master: Richard Payne)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Andrew Shan
Has signoff text Andrew Shan
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Language skills English language
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Birth country
Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1610
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First deposition age 47
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.203r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Dec 29 1657
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Has infobox completed Yes
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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

Andrew Shan (b. ca. 1610; d. ?). Mariner.

Boatswain of the ship the Eastland Merchant for two years prior to her seizure.

Resident in 1657 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-seven year old Andrew Shan deposed on December 29th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on behalf of John Smithier and John Rivett and company in "A busines of examination of witnesses for perpetuall remembrance of the matter touching the seizure of the shipp called the Eastland Merchant of which Captaine Richard Payne was commander and the goods and merchandizes therein seized by a pinke and pittash of Leghorne under the command of Captaine Carsis and others etcetera promoted by John Smithier John Rivett Thomas Taylor and company the owners of the sayd shipp the Eastland Merchant and the severall goods and merchandizes seized therein against the sayd Cardis and all others that will take upon them the XX".[1]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.203r