Peter Vandeput

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Peter Vandeput
Person Peter Vandeput
First name Peter
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Last name Vandeput
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Occupation Merchant
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Res parish Saint Margaret Pattens
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1611
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First deposition age 39
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/63 f.391r Annotate, HCA 13/66 Silver IMG 118 07 2470 Annotate, HCA 13/70 f.694v Annotate, HCA 13/73 f.53r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 5 1650, Dec 1 1652, Nov 19 1655, Mar 26 1659
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Peter Vandeput (b. ca. 1611; d. Feb 1669). Merchant.

Son of Giles Vandeput (b. ca. 1576; d. 1646) and Sarah Jaupin. Grandson of Henry Vandeput (b. ?; d. ?). Henry Vandeput left Antwerp for London in 1568.[1]

Peter Vandeput married Jane Hoste, daughter of London merchant Theodoric Hoste [also known as Diericke Hoste (1588-1663)]. Seven children, of whom two survived Peter Vandeput - his son and heir, Peter, later Sir Peter, Vandeput and his daughter, Jane, who married Sir Edward Smith of Hill-Hall in Theydon, Essex, baronet.[2]

Sir Peter Vandeput (b. ?; m. 1674; d. 1708) married Margaret, daughter of London merchant Sir John Buckworth.[3]

Peter Vandeput was resident in 1650 in the parish of Saint Margaret Pattens, London and in 1652, 1655 and 1659 in London.

Peter Vandeput appears in the 1666 Hearth tax returns for Saint Margaret Patten with a property of fourteen hearths. There is also a "Mr Peter Vandeputt" in Clapham with a property of ten hearths.

There is a sentence dated May 22nd 1669 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury for "Peter Vandeputt of Saint Olave Hart Street".[4]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

September 1650

Thirty-nine year old Peter Vandeput deposed on September 5th 1650 in the High Court of Admiralty, giving his residence as the parish of Saint Margaret Patten, London. He was examined "Touching the ship the Peace da Home".[5]

The case concerned the stranding of the ship the Peace da Home on the coast of Cornwall. Peter Vandeput stated that he had received letters from a number of merchants, who were owners of part of the goods on the ship. He mentioned "Gisbert Tholincx, John Pellicorne, Jeremiah van Collen, Jaspar van Collen all of Amsterdam".[6]

December 1652

Forty-one year old Peter Vandeput deposed on December 1st 1652 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on interrogatories in the cause of "The Keepers of the Libertie of England by authoritie of Parliament against the Sampson, Salvador and Peter aforesaid".[7]

November 1655

Forty-four year old Peter Vandeput deposed on November 19th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Hendrick Mathias and others in the cause of "The Lord Protector against the shipp the Hare in the ffeild (John Keine Master)".[8]

The case concerned the seizure of the ship the Hare in the ffeild. Peter Vandeput was examined on only one article in the allegation, which concerned his knowledge of Harman Goris and Harman's father Solomon Goris. Harman Goris had had goods on board the Hare in the ffeild when she was seized.

Peter Vandeput stated that Harman Goris was born in Gracechurch street ("Gratious Streete") in London, at the house of Mr John ffortie, the father of Solomon's wife Mary.[9]

August 1657

John de Vos, a fifty-two year old mariner of Saint Buttolphs Algate London, stated on August 3rd 1657 that the ship the Golden ffox had been sold on July 30th 1657 by the Amsterdam based merchants Gaspar Van Cullen, Jernonimo Van Cullen, and John Tilly to Peter Vandeput and Luke Luce.[10]

March 1659

Forty-seven year old Peter Vandeput deposed on March 26th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Peter Maria and Cesar Gentiltis in "The claime of Peter Maria and Cesar Gentiltis merchants of Genoa for silver taken in the Saint Laurence Peter Bennewijsent Master".[11]

The case concerned the seizure of silver in the ship the Saint Laurence (Master: Peter Bennewijsent), the silver belonging to two prominent Genoese merchants, Peter Maria and Cesar Gentilis. Peter Vandeput stated that he was a correspondent of the two Italians, and knew them to be "merchants of great dealing, worth and quality". He added that they "have and doe drive a trade and commerce from the Canaries and Dominions of the King of Spaine in and with silver by their factors there resident".[12]

Peter Vandeput acknowledged that he personally had encouraged the two men to import silver bullion to London, they having been nervous of confiscation. Specifically, he stated that "before the lading of the silver in question namely about two yeeres since and severall other times this deponent received letters from severall Genoveses, where by they desired to be by him advised whether they might not safely send silver or Bullion to London and without danger consigne the same to him, or to the same effect". Peter Vandeput had responded that "deeming (besides the furtherance of commerce) that hee should doe good service to the Commonwealth, did thereupon write to and encourage them to send silver, and for their further encouragement therein this deponent caused the Act of Parliament made for import of bullion, to be translated into Spanish and sent the same unto them and hee referreth himselfe to the said Act of Parliament for importation of silver".[13]

Comment on sources


Parliamentary Archives: HL/PO/PB/1/1623/21J1n38 Title: Private Act, 21 James I, c. 3 Description: An Act for the Naturalizing of Giles Vandeput of London, Merchant. Date: 1623


C 3/417/10
Short title: Vandeput v Jennings. Plaintiffs: Peter Vandeput. Defendants: Abraham Jennings. Subject: money matters in Devon. Document type: [pleadings]. 1625-1640


Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service; Reference: MS 917/1180; Title: Grant. John Kinge of London, doctor of phisicke, Lucas Luce and Peter Van de Putt of London, merchants, and Dedier Foneannt of the parish of St. Martins in the Field, apothecary, by the direction of Sir Theodore Mayerne of London, knt., to William Smyth of Witlesey [Whittlesey, co. Cambridge]. A parcel of pasture or marish ground with appurtenances in Witlesey. (Please order number 539); Date: 10 November 21 Chas I [1645]


PROB 11/200/90 Will of Giles Vandeput, Mariner of Saint Margaret Pattens, City of London 13 April 1647


SP 82/9/f172 Petition of Giles van de Putt and others to Council of State. ?1653


PROB 11/256/708 Will of Giles Vandeput, Merchant of Saint Margaret Pattens, City of London 08 November 1656


PROB 11/266/189 Will of Sarah Vandeput or Vandeputt, Widow of Saint Margaret Pattens, City of London 09 July 1657


PROB 11/310/452 Will of Dierick Hoste, Merchant of London of Mortlake, Surrey 26 March 1663


PROB 11/331 Coke 108-166 Sentence of Peter Vandeputt of Saint Olave Hart Street, City of London 22 May 1669;


PROB 11/341/260 Will of Jane Vandeputt or Vandeput, Widow of London 18 February 1673

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library; Reference: RYCH/3687 Title: Proposals made by Sr Samuel Baldwyn, knt., his Mties Serieant at Law, to Peter Vandeput, Merchant [respecting a marriage between Charles Baldwyn, son and heir of the said Sir Samuel, and Jane, only sister of the said Peter] Date: 1673


PROB 11/344/543 Will of Theodorus Hoste, Gentleman of Saint Andrew Holborn, Middlesex 27 October 1674


C 7/278/131 Short title: Parkhurst v Vandeput. Plaintiffs: Nathaniel Parkhurst and others. Defendants: Peter Vandeput and others. Place or subject: property in Harworth, Nornay, Blyth, Nottinghamshire etc. Document type: bill only. 1677


C 7/1/36 Short title: Altointi v Vandeput. Plaintiffs: Alfonso Altointi and another. Defendants: Peter Vandeput. Place or subject: money. Document type: answer only. 1684



Ald Lime Street, Oct 1684-Nov 1687, disch, no F (1) Buckingham House, St Michael Royal, 1674, 1676, ? Bassinghall Street, 1677, Richmond, Surr, 1707 (2) DR, RW, 1686, M, 1687-90 (3) d Apr 1708, bur St Margaret Patterns (4) Will PCC 102 Barrett pr, 30 Apr 1708 f Peter Vandeput of St Margaret Pattens (worth £800 p a in 1660), m Jane, da of Theoderic Haste, mar 1674, Margaret, da of John BUCKWORTH (5) Merchant Worth £800 p a in 1660 New River C, Exchequer stock (6) City and London property, land Surr (7) Kt, 26 Sep 1684 Sheriff, 1684-5 (8) Tory (9) Commsr for Lieut, 1687, 1688 Bro-in-law of Thomas HARTOPP (10) See The Ancestor, IV (1903), pp 29-43, for more of this family

¶(1) Beaven, I, p 177 (2) HMC, 7th Rept, p 468a, Boyd 5442, will (3) Beaven, II, p 111, Boyd 5442 (4) Boyd 5442 (5) Boyd 5442, 10332, Wotton, Eng Barts, IV, p 369, Boyd 12350 (6) Wotton, Eng Barts, IV, p 371, will (7) Will (8) Beaven, II, p 111, I, p 177 (9) H of L, MS 154 (1) (10) Boyd 12350"[14]
  1. 'Vandeput, of Twickenham, Middlesex', in William Betham, The Baronetage of England, vol. 3 (London, 1803), p.203
  2. 'Vandeput, of Twickenham, Middlesex', in William Betham, The Baronetage of England, vol. 3 (London, 1803), p.203
  3. 'Vandeput, of Twickenham, Middlesex', in William Betham, The Baronetage of England, vol. 3 (London, 1803), p.203
  4. PROB 11/331 Coke 108-166 Sentence of Peter Vandeputt of Saint Olave Hart Street, City of London 22 May 1669
  5. HCA 13/63 f.391r
  6. HCA 13/63 f.391r
  7. HCA 13/66 Silver IMG 118 07 2470
  8. HCA 13/70 f.694v
  9. HCA 13/70 f.694v
  10. HCA 13/72 f.85r
  11. HCA 13/73 f.53r
  12. HCA 13/73 f.53r
  13. HCA 13/73 f.53r
  14. J R Woodhead, 'Vandeput - Vyner', in The Rulers of London 1660-1689 A Biographical Record of the Aldermen and Common Councilment of the City of London (London, 1966), pp. 167-168. British History Online, viewed 15/11/2016