Edward Bests

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Edward Bests
Person Edward Bests
First name Edward
Middle name(s)
Last name Bests
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Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Boatswain
Associated with ship(s) Elizabeth (Master: John Salmon)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Edward Beast
Has signoff text Edward Bests
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Language skills English language
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Res street Limehouse
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1619
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First deposition age 36
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.299r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Mar 20 1655
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Has infobox completed Yes
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Has HCA evidence completed No
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Edward Bests (alty. Beast) (b. ca. 1619; d. ?). Mariner.

Late boatswain on the ship the Elizabeth (Master: John Salmon), for fifteen months prior to deposition.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-six year old Edward Bests deposed on March 20th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "John Salmon against Edward Bushell and John Bushell.[1]

Edward Bests stated that the ship the Elizabeth had been at Lisbon in February to April 1654, where it had loaded a number of chests of sugar. The ship experineced fould weather en route from Lisbon to London, but arrived safely, where the sugar was unladen.

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.299r