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|Has opening text||John Augustine|
|Has signoff text||John Augustine|
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|Language skills||English language|
|Res country||Spanish Netherlands|
|First deposition age||23|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/70 f.3v Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Sep 7 1654|
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|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||N/A|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
John Augustine (b. ca. 1621; d. ?). Merchant.
His full name was possibly John Augustine Semino. If actually John Augustine Semino, then probably of Spanish origin.
Resident in Dunkirk in 1654.
Presumed to speak English since no interpreter's signature at end of deposition.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Twenty-three year old John Augustine deposed on September 7th 1654 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "The claime of Colonell Samuell Atkins of Leith in Scotland for the Saint John, John Thomas, master, and goods taken by the Restitution.
John Augustine stated that he knew Colonel Samuel Atkins only by correspondence. He gave detail of Atkins freighting of the ship the Saint John.
A John Augustine Semino is mentioned by ffrancisco Boesdonck, an Antwerp merchant, in a deposition in the High Court of Admiralty dated March 7th 1654. The case is "The Clayme of James Pinquett merchant of Antwerpe for thirteene bales of linen marked and numbred as in the margent taken out of a ship called the Nightingale whereof Hendrick Glashogen was master by Captaine Badiley in the immediate service of this Commonwealth". ffrancisco Boesdonck states "the foresayd bills of exchange so drawne upon the sayd James Pinquett were 6 in number and the the moneyes therein drawne payeable to the parties hereafter named. and this rendent saw the sayd James Pinqeut accepting the same and subscribe his name to them and this deponent himselfe in or about the moneth of December 1652 did with his owne hands on behalfe of the sayd James Pinquett pay the money in the sayd bills mentioned to the severall persons to whom the same were payeable. videlicet to the widow of Nicholas Ginderd[?ongen] en Bacquer 3000. Crownes. to John Augustine Semino 1000. Crownes. to Jacques Van Eycke 3000. Crownes. to Jaques Godschiel an Englishman 2500 Crownes. To Luis and Robert Locandel 3500 Crownes. and to Joan Estevan Spinola 2000 Crownes."