Morgan Jones

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Morgan Jones
Person Morgan Jones
First name Morgan
Middle name(s)
Last name Jones
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Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Cooper
Associated with ship(s) Ffreeman of London (Master: John Whittey)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Morgan Jones
Has signoff text Morgan Jones
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Language skills English language
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Res street Ratcliff
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1613
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First deposition age 42
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.510v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 21 1655
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Has HCA evidence completed No
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Morgan Jones (b. ca. ?; d. ?). Mariner and cooper. Cooper of the ship the ffreeman in 1655.

Resident in Ratcliff in Stepney in Middlesex in 1655.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-two year old Morgan Jones deposed on September 21st 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Yaxday against delavall and others".

The case concerned a collision between the ship the Mary and the freeman. The Mary had been coming up the Thames towards London and the ffreeman was going downstream. Morgan Jones, as cooper of the ffreeman, gave evidence in favour of the ffreeman's company.

Mogan Jones stated that he had come to give evidence at the request of Captain Whittie the master of the ffreeman. He had received his whole wages due for the return voyage from London to Virginia "save thirty shillings which is deteyned by the owners from him and the like from some others of the company of the sayd shipp which money is deteyned by the owners for certayne tobaccoes which appeareth by the pursers and boatswaines bookes were laded aboard the ffreeman at Virginia and not found aboard at her unladeing at London".[1]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.511r