John Couch

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John Couch
Person John Couc
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Couch
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Gunner's mate
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
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Was apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text John Couch
Has signoff text John Couch
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Language skills English language
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Res street Ratcliff
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1629
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First deposition age 26
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.62v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 17 1655
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Has infobox completed Yes
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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 Couch (b. ca. 1629; d. ?). Mariner.

Gunner's mate of the ship the Chase.

Resident in 1655 in Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-six year old John Couch deposed on February 15th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Captaine Benjamin Gunston commander of the ship the Chase, agains Pennington and others".[2]

The case concerned dreadful weather experienced for twenty-eight days on the return of the ship the Chase from Scanderoone and Cyprus to London.

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.62v
  2. HCA 13/70 f.62r