Edward Potts

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Edward Potts
Person Edward Potts
First name Edward
Middle name(s)
Last name Potts
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Upholsterer
Secondary shorebased occupation
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Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Edward Potts
Has signoff text Edw; Potts
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Language skills English language
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Res street Upper Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1626
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First deposition age 33
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.18v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jan 26 1659
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Has infobox completed Yes
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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

Edward Potts (b. ca. 1626; d. ?). Upholsterer.

Resident in 1659 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-three year old Edward Potts deposed on January 29th 1659 in the High Court of Admiralty, He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Mitchell and Clements against the Roger and Edmunds and against) Corbin".[1]

Edward Potts recollects that thirteen or fourteen months ago "was present and in Company with the arlate Mr Mitchell and Nicholas Rippen, at the signe of the Golden Still and Anchor in Eastsmithfeild." At the meeting Mr Mitchell and Rippon discussed goods and materials delivered on board the Roger and Edmunds. Rippon offered Edward Potts to Mr Mitchell as his security, but Rippon refused Potts. Mitchell was supposedly troubling Rippon for money.[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/73 f.18v
  2. HCA 13/73 f.18v