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|Has signoff text||John Harris|
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|Language skills||English language|
|Res parish||Saint Mary at Hill|
|First deposition age||36|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/71 f.235r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Jun 5 1656|
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|Has infobox completed||Yes|
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|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
John Harris (b.ca.1620; d.?). Merchant.
"Hee hath used the trade of a merchant to Virginia for him selfe and others for these fifteene yeares last past and upwards".
Resident at Saint Mary at Hill in June 1656.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
John Harris, a thirty-six year old merchant of Saint Mary at Hill, London, deposed on June 6th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Armiger Warner in the case of "Warner against the shipp the Alexander William Watson Master and against Alexander Howe comming in for his interest and against the sayd Watson."
John Harris testified that four Virginia hogsheads were accounted to be a tonne on ships from Virginia to London. He exapanded on this, saying that "during the sayd tyme it hath bin observed, comonly amongst merchants and others tradeing to Virginia that hee that covenants to bring a tonne of tobaccoe from Virginia covenants and agrees to bring fower Virginia hogsheads, and that the freight of fower Virginia hogsheads hath bin allwaies reckoned and accompted to bee a tonne according to usuall Customs and after that rate hee this deponent with within the tyme aforesayd divers tymes paid freight and paid freight of others".