James Thomas

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James Thomas
Person James Thomas
First name James
Middle name(s)
Last name Thomas
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Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Steward
Associated with ship(s) Hopewell (Master: Henry Powell)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text James Thomas
Has signoff text James Thomas
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Language skills English language
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Res street Poplar
Res parish Stepney
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
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First deposition age 28
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/68 f.54r Annotate, HCA 13/68 f.55r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Oct 21 1653, Oct 21 1653
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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 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".[1]. 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".[2]

The case concerned the seizure of the Hopewell at the island of Antego.

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/68 f.49r
  2. HCA 13/68 f.55r