John Baker

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John Baker
Person John Baker
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Baker
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Pilgrim (Master: James Watkins)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
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Has opening text John Baker
Has signoff text John Baker
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Language skills English language
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Res town Deale
Res county Kent
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Res country England
Birth year 1633
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First deposition age 22
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.547r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Nov 9 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

John Baker (b. ca. 1633; d. ?). Mariner.

Master's mate of the ship the Pilgrim.

Resident in 1655 in Deale in the county of Kent.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-two year old John Baker deposed on November 9th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a livel on behallf of John Bland and company in the case of "John Bland and company owners of the shipp the Pilgrim whereof James Watkins was master and also Samuell Bathurst Richard Baker and George Clarke owners of the goods in the sayd shipp against the shipp the Exeter Merchant (Thomas Woodfin master) and against the sayd Thomas Woodfin and Company".[1]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.547r