James Bonnell

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James Bonnell
Person James Bonnell
First name James
Middle name(s)
Last name Bonnell
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Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Purser
Associated with ship(s) Phenix (Master: ffrancis Steward)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
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Has opening text James Bonnell
Has signoff text James Bonnell
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Language skills English language
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Res street Limehouse
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1634
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First deposition age 21
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.317r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Mar 13 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

James Bonnell (b. ca.1634; d. ?). Mariner.

Purser of the ship the Phenix.

Resident in 1655 in Limehouse in the parish of Stepney.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-one year old James Bonnell deposed on March 13th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel on behalf of Ralph Wingfeild in the cause of "Ralphe Wingfeild against 67 hogsheads of tobaccoe laden aboard the shipp the Phenix of which ffrancis Steward is master by George Abbott in Virginia and consigned to Mathew Abbott and against the sayd Mathew Abbott comming in for his interest and against whatsoever persons intervening or appearing judgment herein".[1]

Janes Bonnell stated that "The premisses hee deposeth of his knowledge for that he was purser of the sayd shipp during the sayd voyage and tooke notice in his booke of the sayd goods at the tyme of their ladeing aboard the sayd shipp and of the marke and number of them and alsoe sawe them delivered safely at Virginia to the sayd George Abbott".[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.317r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.317r