John Withers (b. ca. 1598)

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John Withers (b. ca. 1598)
Person John Withers (b. ca. 1598)
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Withers
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Richard (Master: Henry Sheere)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text John Withers
Has signoff text John Withers
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Language skills English language
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Res town Deptford
Res county Kent
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Res country England
Birth year 1598
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First deposition age 58
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.62v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 28 1656
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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 Withers (b. ca. 1598; d. ?). Mariner.

Master's mate of the ship the Richard (Master: Henry Sheere ) in October 1655, when she lay at Teneriff in the Canaries.

Resident in 1656 in Deptford in the county of Kent.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Fifty-eight year old John Withers deposed on February 28th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Mathew Smith and company in the cause of "Smith and company against Page Ingram Body and Kendal".

The case concerned a dispute at the Canaries.

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/71 f.62v