David Boucklee

From MarineLives
Jump to: navigation, search

David Boucklee
Person David Boucklee
First name David
Middle name(s)
Last name Boucklee
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Boatswain
Associated with ship(s) Catherine of London (Master: David Younge)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text David Buckley
Has signoff text David Boucklee
Signoff image (Invalid transcription image)
Language skills English language
Has interpreter
Birth street
Birth parish
Birth town
Birth county
Birth province
Birth country
Res street
Res parish Saint Olave Southwark
Res town Southwark
Res county Surrey
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1629
Marriage year
Death year
Probate date
First deposition age 29
Primary sources
Act book start page(s)
Personal answer start page(s)
Allegation start page(s)
Interrogatories page(s)
Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.181r Annotate
Chancery start page(s)
Letter start page(s)
Miscellaneous start page(s)
Act book date(s)
Personal answer date(s)
Allegation date(s)
Interrogatories date(s)
Deposition date(s) Jan 19 1658
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

Edward Boucklee (alt. Buckley) (b. ca. 1619; d. ?). Mariner.

Boatswain of the Catherine of London (Master: David Younge).

Resident in 1658 in the parish of Saint Olave Southwark.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-nine year old Edward Boucklee deposed in the High Court of Admiralty. His deposition is dated on January 19th 1657 (modern 1658), but, given the related allegation is dated August 5th 1658, the Court notary appears to have mistaken written 1657, intedning 1658 (modern 1659). Boucklee was examined on an allegation on behalf of David Younge and Company in the cause of "David Younge and Company against David Bonnell".[1]

Edward Boucklee stated that the voyage lasted from January 1656 until September 1657.

The master's mate of the Catherine, William Smith, also deposed on behalf of David Younge and Company, as did Thomas Sweet, a thirty-three year old mariner of Stepney, who had been mate on the Catherine.[2]

A separate allegation was made by David Bonnell, dated XXX 1658. Deposing in support of David Bonnell were the wine cooper William Hobcroft, of Saint Dunstans in the East, and fellow wine cooper John Collins, of Saint Olave Hartstreet.

Comment on sources


Allegation made in the High Court of Admiralty, dated August 5th 1658, by Proctor Suckley on behalf of David Younge and Company, the master and crew of the ship the Catherine of London.[3]


PROB 11/401/275 Will of David Bonnell of Isleworth, Middlesex 13 October 1690
  1. HCA 13/72 f.181r
  2. HCA 13/72 f.212v
  3. HCA 24/113 Item XX IMG_110_10_3620-3623