John Bryson

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John Bryson
Person John Bryson
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Bryson
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Occupation Merchant
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Steward's mate
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text John Bryson
Has signoff text John Bryson
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Catherine Coleman
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1633
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First deposition age 23
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.90r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 19 1657
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Ship classification
Type of ship Naval ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

John Bryson (b. 1633; d. ?). Merchant.

Steward's mate of the Brydgewater ffrygot in the service of the English Commonwealth in 1656 and 1657[1]

Resident in 1657 in the parish of Saint Catherine Coleman.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-four year old John Bryson deposed on September 19th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined "On the behalfe of John Newland touching the death of Benjamin Clarke in the Bridgewater ffrygot.[2]

John Bryson attested to the health of Benjamin Clarke, who was purser of the Bridgewater fffrygot until he fell sick in January 1657 and in February 1657 died. This he knew becasue he himself was steward's mate of the same vessel.[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.90r
  2. HCA 13/72 f.90r
  3. HCA 13/72 f.90r