|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Associated with ship(s)||Hopewell (Master: Henry Powell)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||James Thomas|
|Has signoff text||James Thomas|
|Signoff image||(Invalid transcription image)|
|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||28|
|Act book start page(s)|
|Personal answer start page(s)|
|Allegation start page(s)|
|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/68 f.54r Annotate, HCA 13/68 f.55r Annotate|
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|Act book date(s)|
|Personal answer date(s)|
|Deposition date(s)||Oct 21 1653, Oct 21 1653|
|How complete is this biography?|
|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Merchant ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
James Thomas (b. ca. 1625; d. ?). Mariner.
Steward of the Hopewell (Master: Henry Powell) on her voyage to West Indies and at time of her seizure at Antego in October 1652.
Resident in 1653 in Poplar in the parish of Stepney.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Twenty-eight year old James Thomas deposed on October 21st 1653 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Henry Powell, the master of the ship the Hopewell in the cause of "Lewellyn Austen and others against Powell".. On the same day he was examined on an allegation made in the Acts of Court on behafle of Powell and mariners in the case of "Powell and others the mariners of the Hopewell against Austin".
The case concerned the seizure of the Hopewell at the island of Antego.