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|Has opening text||Paul Tucker|
|Has signoff text||PT|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||41|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/73 f.560v Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Aug 8 1660|
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|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
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|Type of ship||Merchant ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
Paul Tucker (b. ca. 1619; d. ?). Cooper.
Cooper on board the ship the Comerce on a voyage from London via Falmouth to the Mediterranean and back.
Resident in 1660 in Limehouse.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Forty-one year old Paul Tucker deposed on August 8th 1660 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel on behalf of Josias Burges in the case of "Josias Burges against Dolin Olei and against Jacob Burges".
The case is marked "Pauper" in the margin of the deposition book by the Court notary.
The case concerned a mariner named Josias Burges, who shipped on the ship the Comerce on a voyage from London to Falmouth and then to Cipraveche, to Leghorne, to the coast of Genoa, and back to London. According to Paul Tucker, Josias Burges laded on board the ship at Falmouth "Eight Castor hatts", which were worth £7. Josias Burges also laded at Falmouth "foure dozen and a halfe of pickle oysters and about twenty pounds weight of tynn which hee soe put onboard for his owne account". Moreover, there was on board the ship "two hogsheads of pilchards which were laden in the Masters name but (as this deposeth hath bin credibly informed) the same did belong to the said Burgis".
Paul Tucker gives an account of how Burges sold various items from his lading at different ports - "the said Burgis did at Ciprevach sell the said oysters and tinne and the said pilchards were there alsoe sold by the master of the said ship named John Plompton, and the said Burgis sold his said hatts only on the coast of Vera which it on the coast of Genoa, and hee the said Burgis did with the proceed of the same lade onboard the said ship the said voyage on the coast of Vera one hogshead of oyle and a quantity of rise, and at Legorne eight barrells of Lepra frute and three barrells of anchovas, all which hee soe laded upon and for his owne proper account and adventure".
Tucker tells us that the oil and other goods were stowed on board the ship and promptly "the said Burgis borrowed this deponents marking iron, and in this deponents presence did put the letters I.B. thereupon, being the first letters of his names". Then "after the arrival of the said ship in the River of Thames hee entered the same in the Customehouse and cleered the same there as this deponent hath bin credibly informed, and saith that the foresaid John Plompton (the owner of the said ship did in the said voyage severall times before this deponent and others of the said shipe company acknowledge that the said hogsheads of oyle did belong to the said Josiah Burgis".
A second witness, twenty-five year old Henry Robson, seemingly a common man on board the ship the Comerce, also attested to Josias Burges ownership of the various goods in question and his trading activities. Like Paul Tucker, Henry Robson signs his testimony with a simple marke.