|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Associated with ship(s)||Providence (Master: George Swanley)|
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|Has opening text||John Lee|
|Has signoff text||John Lee|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||26|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/70 f.339v Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Jul 16 1655|
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|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Merchant ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
John Lee (b. ca. 1629; d. ?). Mariner.
"Went Boateswaine of the shipp the Providence allate the voiage in question to Virginia, the allate George Swanley being captaine or commannder thereof".
Resident in 1655 in Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Twenty-six year old John Lee deposed on July 16th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation made by the proctor Suckley in the case of "George Swanley and Companie against certaine hogsheads of tobaccoe brought from Virginia and against George Johnson for his interest in 34. hogsheads marked and numbred as in the schedule annexed".
John Lee stated that the Providence had been at Virginia, where it had load tobaccoes. Virginia merchant David Schellick was the employer of the ship and loaded twenty two hogsheada of tobacco on behalf of George Hohnson, then deceased, to be transported to England. To avoid confusion between Sellick's own tobaccoes and those of Johnson, Johnson had written a letter which was on board the ship. By the time of the Admiralty court case both Johnson and Sellick were dead. John Lee examined the schedule attached to the allegation ans stated that it is the "is the memoriall schedule which this deponent saw taken out of the letter aforesaid, and compared the same with this deponents booke by order of the said Captaine Swanley.