Mathew Crouar

From MarineLives
Jump to: navigation, search

Mathew Crouar
Person Mathew Crouar
First name Mathew
Middle name(s)
Last name Crouar
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Olive Branche (Master: John Brampton)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Mathew Crouer
Has signoff text Mathew Crouar
Signoff image (Invalid transcription image)
Language skills English language
Has interpreter
Birth street
Birth parish
Birth town
Birth county
Birth province
Birth country
Res street
Res parish
Res town Redriff
Res county Surrey
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1630
Marriage year
Death year
Probate date
First deposition age 28
Primary sources
Act book start page(s)
Personal answer start page(s)
Allegation start page(s)
Interrogatories page(s)
Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.519v Annotate
Chancery start page(s)
Letter start page(s)
Miscellaneous start page(s)
Act book date(s)
Personal answer date(s)
Allegation date(s)
Interrogatories date(s)
Deposition date(s) Aug 20 1658
How complete is this biography?
Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Mathew Crouar (b. ca. 1630; d. ?). Mariner.

Had been master's mate on the ship the Olive Branche (Master: John Brampton) in 1656 and 1657 on a voyage to Bantam.

Resident in 1658 in Redriff in the county of Surrey.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-eight year old Mathew Crouar deposed on August 20th 1658 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in a case concerning the ship the Olive Branche.[1]

Mathew Crouar stated that "hee well knoweth the arlate ship the Olive Branche having gone masters mate of her the voyage in question" The ship had sailed from London on a voyage to Bantam in the East Indies, intending to transport her lading of pepper from Bantam to Leghorne. She arrived at Bantam on December 23rd 1656, but was prevented from entereing the port by two Dutch vessels.[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.519v
  2. HCA 13/72 f.519v