John Orton

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John Orton
Person John Orton
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Orton
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Occupation Cook
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text John Orton
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Res street Wapping Wall
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1615
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First deposition age 42
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.42r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jun 9 1657
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Ship classification
Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

John Orton (b. ca. 1615; d. ?). Cook.

Resident in 1657 in Wapping Wall.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-two year old John Orton deposed on June 9th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Prior in the case of "Ewen against Prior".[1]

John Orton claimed to be an independent witness, saying "hee for his part is noe low waterman, nor lighter man, nor was ever imployed about takeing up of ballast nor hath any share in any lighters of the sayd Pryors or any other person".[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.42r
  2. HCA 13/72 f.43r