Henry Sheere

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Henry Sheere
Person Henry Sheere
First name Henry
Middle name(s)
Last name Sheere
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Commander
Associated with ship(s) Richard (Master: Henry Sheere)
Training Not apprentice
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Citizen Unknown
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Has opening text Henry Sheere
Has signoff text Henry Sheere
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Language skills English language
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Res town Deptford
Res county Kent
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Res country England
Birth year 1606
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Death year 1688
Probate date November 9, 1688
First deposition age 50
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.59r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 25 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 Sheere (alt. Sheares) (b.ca.1606; d.poss. ca. 1688). Mariner.

Commander of the ship the Richard of London in 1655.

Resident in Deptford in 1656.

A Captaine Henry Sheere is identified by Strype as one of the elder brethren of Trinity House.[1]

There is a will of a Henry Sheere, mariner of Deptford, Kent, proved on November 9th 1688. This may be that of the subject of this profile, or of a relative.[2]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Fifty year old Henry Sheere deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on February 25th 1656. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Smith and Company in the case "Smith and Company against Page Ingram Body and Kendal".[3]

Comment on sources


ADM 106/284/112 Folio 112: Isaac Woodgreene, Thomas Browne, Henry Sheere, Samuel Chamblett, John Tinker, Trinity House. They have examined Mr Cholwell's ability to command a galley. They observe that foreign Princes only employ men of several years' experience to command galleys. They do not believe Mr Cholwell capable of managing a galley in time of flight or in bad weather, nor is he fluent in Italian. They judge him as capable as any other man who has not had recent service of commanding a galley. 1673 Aug 13

ADM 106/291/147 Folio 147: Henry Sheere, Henry Toddeman and Hugh Fitt, Trinity House. They have examined Humphrey Saunders of Horsleydown and pass him as a Master of the 5th rate. 1673 Nov 29


PROB 11/393/218 09 November 1688 09 November 1688 Will of Henry Sheere, Mariner of Deptford, Kent
  1. 'Trinity House. The TEMPORAL GOVERNMENT. Benefactors.', in John Strype, A survey of the cities of London and Westminster
  2. PROB 11/393/218 09 November 1688 09 November 1688 Will of Henry Sheere, Mariner of Deptford, Kent
  3. HCA 13/71 f.59r