John Chery

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John Chery
Person John Chery
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Chery
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Boatswain, One of the Company
Associated with ship(s) Starr Frigot (Master: Richard Hayden)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text John Cherry
Has signoff text John Chery
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
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Birth country
Res street Wapping
Res parish
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1616
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Death year
Probate date
First deposition age 40
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.455r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Dec 12 1656
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Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

John Chery (b. ca. 1616; d. ?). Mariner.

One of the Company of the Starr Frigot (Master: Richard Hayden).

"Which hee knoweth being shipt boatswaine of the said voyage".[1]

Resided in 1656 in Wapping.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty year old John Chery deposed on December 12th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation dated December 4th 1656 on behalf of Edward Wood in "The claime of Edward Wood and others for the Starr Frigot".[2]

John Chery reported that " about six weekes since this deponent was spoken to on behalfe of the said owners and told that the Starr frigot was retaken by the Constant Warwick and brought into Plimouth, and was desired on their behalfe to goe downe thither to looke upon her, which hee did about Tuesday last was three weekes (as hee remembreth the time and found her by her pumps, and a starr carved and gilded on her sterne and a black a carved head on the of the topp of her sterne and many other signes and particulars to be the same Starr Frigot that was soe seized and taken from the said Haydon and company as aforesaid".[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/71 f.455r
  2. HCA 13/71 f.455r
  3. HCA 13/71 f.455v