Benedict Turrettin

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Benedict Turrettin
Person Benedict Turrettin
First name Benedict
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Last name Turretin
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Occupation Merchant
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Training Not apprentice
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Language skills English language, French language
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Birth town Geneva
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Birth country Switzerland
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Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1632
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First deposition age 23
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.255r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 5 1655
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Benedict Turretin (; d.?). Merchant.

Born and lived in Geneva, Switzerland, until he moved to London fourteen months before his deposition in the High Court of Admiralty in February 1655.[1]

Benedict Turretin is probably related to Benoit Turretin of Geneva.

A Wikipedia article states:

"Benoit Turretin (1588–1631), the son of Francesco Turretini, a native of Lucca, who settled in Geneva in 1579, was born at Zurich in November 1588. He was ordained a pastor in Geneva in 1612, and became professor of theology in 1618.
In 1620 he represented the Genevan Church at the national synod of Alais, when the decrees of the synod of Dort were introduced into France; and in 1621 he was sent on a successful mission to the states-general of the Netherlands, and to the authorities of the Hanseatic towns, with reference to the defence of Geneva against the threatened attacks of the duke of Savoy. He published in 1618-1620 (2 vols.) a defence of the Genevan translation of the Bible, Eine Verteidigung der genser Bibelübersetzung (Defense de la fidelité des traductions de la Bible faites a Geneve), against Pierre Cotton's Geneve plagiaire. He died on 4 March 1631.
His son was Francis Turretin."[2]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Benedict Turretin, a twenty-three year old merchant from Geneva, deposed on February 5th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined upon a libel in the case of "Philipp Richaut and Company for the shipp lately called the ffortune of the sea, and now the Post and her tackle , apparrell and furniture against (BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT) in particular and all others in generall".[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.255r
  2. Wikipedia article, 'Benoit Turretin', viewed 01/08/2016
  3. HCA 13/70 f.255r