James Jenkins

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James Jenkins
Person James Jenkins
First name James
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Last name Jenkins
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Occupation Merchant
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Training Not apprentice
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Benet Gracechurch
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1600
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Death year 1665
Probate date November 21, 1665
First deposition age 56
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Deposition date(s) Feb 3 1656
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

James Jenkins (b.ca.1600; d.1665). Merchant.

He gave his residence as "parish of Grassechurch in ffanchurch streete" in 1656 This was probably the parish of Saint Benet Gracechurch, since there is a will in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury for James Jenkins, merchant, resident in Saint Benet Gracechurch, London, proved on November 21st 1665.[1]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

James Jenkins, a fifty-six year old merchant, deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on February 3rd 1656.[2] He ws examined on an allegation on behalf of William Watts in the case of "Ewers against Watts".[3] The case concerned tobacco shipped from Virginia.

List of depositions in case of Ewer against Watts

  1. William Wilkinson of Shadwell in the parish of Stepney and county of Middlesex Mariner aged fifty sixe yeares, February 3rd 1656[4]
  2. James Jenkins of the parish of Grassechurch in ffanchurch streete London Merchant aged fifty sixe yeares, February 3rd 1656[5]
  3. John Jefferis of Saint Clements Eastcheape London Merchant aged forty yeares, February 3rd 1656[6]

Comment on sources

PROB 11/318/545 Will of James Jenkins, Merchant of Saint Benet Gracechurch, City of London 21 November 1665
  1. PROB 11/318/545 Will of James Jenkins, Merchant of Saint Benet Gracechurch, City of London 21 November 1665
  2. HCA 13/71 f.533r
  3. HCA 13/71 f.532v
  4. HCA 13/71 f.532v
  5. HCA 13/71 f.533r
  6. HCA 13/71 f.533v