James Baldwin

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James Baldwin
Person James Baldwin
First name James
Middle name(s)
Last name Baldwin
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Occupation Vintner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Tidesman
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text James Baldwin
Has signoff text James Baldwin
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Botolph Billingsgate
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1601
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.104v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Aug 14 1657
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

James Baldwin (b. ca. 1601; d. ?). Vintner.

Worked as tidesman for the London Customs House.

Resident in the parish of Saint Buttolph Billingsgate in 1657.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Fifty-six year old James Baldwin deposed on August 14th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel in the case of "Davies against Johnson".[1]

The case concerned a shipment of printed books from Rotterdam to London which suffered serious water damage. The books were carried on the ship the Pleaseure Boate (Master: Joost Johnson).

Baldwin stated that he was a "tidesman for the Customs" and had waited on board the Pleasure Boate when the ship arrived in the Thames. Baldwin stated that he had witnessed the producent, Davies, collect the books and enter the books at the London Customs House for his own account.[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.104v
  2. HCA 13/72 f.105r