Godfry Reader

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Godfry Reader
Person Godfry Reader
First name Godfry
Middle name(s)
Last name Reader
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Gunner
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Godfrey Reader
Has signoff text Godfry Reader
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
Birth street
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Birth country
Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1629
Marriage year
Death year
Probate date
First deposition age 24
Primary sources
Act book start page(s)
Personal answer start page(s)
Allegation start page(s)
Interrogatories page(s)
Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/68 f.42v Annotate
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Act book date(s)
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Deposition date(s) Oct 12 1653
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 In service of the Commonwealth
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Godfry Reader (alt. Godfrey Reader) (b. ca. ?; d. ?). Mariner.

"Gunner of the Kentish frigott in the immediate service of this Commonwealth"[1]

Resident in 1653 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-four year old Godfry Reader deposed on October 12th 1653 in the High Court of Admiralty.[2]

He was examined on an allegation in the case "The keepe of the Liberty of England by authority of Parliament against a certaine shipp or vessell named the Lewis of Rochell (whereof one Dominicas Merseria was master and her tackle and furniture and whatsoever goods wares and merchandizes aboard the same taken and seized by certain shipps in the imediat service of this Commonwalth".[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/68 f.42v
  2. HCA 13/68 f.42v
  3. HCA 13/68 f.41v