Henry Denbe

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Henry Denbe
Person Henry Denbe
First name Henry
Middle name(s)
Last name Denbe
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Cook
Associated with ship(s) George Bonadventure (Master: John Crampe)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Henry Denby
Has signoff text Henry Denbe
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Language skills English language
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Res street Wapping
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1612
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First deposition age 44
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.294r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jun 28 1656
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Henry Denbe (alt. Denby) (b. ca. 1612; d. ?). Mariner.

Cook of the ship the George Bonadventure (commander: John Crampe), a ship of 140 to 160 ton burthen..

Resident in 1656 in Wapping.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-four year old Henry Denbe deposed on June 28th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on an allegation "John Crampe, Thomas Chamberlaine and Company owners the shipp the George Bonadventure against George ffarrington".[2]

Henry Denbe described a thirty-six day voyage from Torbay to Zant in the Eastern Mediterranean in Secember 1654 and January 1655. After receiving her lading she had waited a further three weeks in the River Thames before departing. The ship was freighted by George ffarington.

His ship the George Bonadventure was of the burthen of 140 or 160 tons.

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/71 f.294r
  2. HCA 13/71 f.289r