George Pattisson

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George Pattisson
Person George Pattisson
First name George
Middle name(s)
Last name Pattisson
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Levant friggat (Master: Captaine Haselgrave)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text George Pattison
Has signoff text George Pattisson
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Language skills English language
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Res street Ratcliff
Res parish Stepney
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1618
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First deposition age 37
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.319v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) May 3 1655
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

George Pattisson (b. ca. ?; d. ?). Mariner.

"Went Masters Mate in and aboard the vessell the Levant friggat arlate the voiage in Controversie".[1]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-seven year old George Pattisson deposed on May 3rd 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Haselgraves in the case of "Andrewes and Clutterbrooke against Haselgraves".[2]

George Pattisson stated that thirty bags of pepper were laden on the Levant frigatt at London, but in the course of her voyage from London to Alicante in the Mediterranean several of the bags "proved to be very rotten and insufficient". The bags burst and the pepper ran into the ship's bottom and into the ships pump. As a result the pump, when used, "brought up much pepper".[3]

Captaine Hasilgrave, together with Pattisson and the rest of the ship's company, seeing the problem "did cause bread basketts and ballast basketts to be sett under the pumpe for the preservation of the said loose pepper so pumped upp, which they dryed upon the decks, and putt it into sewerall of the said broaken baggs".[4]

Pattisson claimed that the ship itself was strong and staunch and the goods well packed, so that no water damage was due to neglect. Specifically, he claimed that the bags of pepper "were stowed in the midst of the said shipp upon dennidge or faggotts under which were three laires of leade, and under some of the said baggs some other goods such as perpetuana's and bayes, so that it was utterly impossiblle for the said baggs of pepper to receive any dammage or detriment by any leakage or water entring into the said shipp".[5]

Many of the bags of pepper were so wrotten that the company had to repair and amend them with some of the ship's sails.[6]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.319v
  2. HCA 13/70 f.319v
  3. HCA 13/70 f.319v
  4. HCA 13/70 f.319v
  5. HCA 13/70 f.319v
  6. HCA 13/70 f.320r