Phillipp Davies

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Phillipp Davies
Person Phillipp Davies
First name Phillipp
Middle name(s)
Last name Davies
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Shipwright
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Carpenter
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Phillipus Davies
Has signoff text Phillipp Davies
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
Birth street
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Birth country
Res street Limehouse
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1620
Marriage year
Death year
Probate date
First deposition age 30
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/63 f.447r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Oct 30 1650
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Has infobox completed Yes
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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

Phillipp Davies (alt. Phillipus Davies) (b. ca. 1620; d. ?). Shipwright ("Naupagus").

Hired as an additional carpenter of the ship the Abigail and Jonathan at Virginia.

Resident in 1650 in Limehouse in the parish of Stepney.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty year old Phillip Davies deposed on October 30th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined in the case of "Arlabeer et aly con Jauncey et al.".[1]

Phillip Davies stated that "the time the shipp the Jonathan and Abigail came and arrived at Virginia the voyage in question hee this deponent came abord her being hired into her as a carpenter by Robart Payn her commannder and William Steevens and then shee was in repairing and cawking, there being then three Carpenters at worke upon her in such repairing and cawking besides two that belonged unto her before and at the time of such his this deponents coming aboard her, and saith that of his knowledge the said Page was forced to goe and did goe to other shipps that were there to speke for and procure materialls and necessaries for the said repaires, which repaires consisted cheifly in cawking." The ship "was in repairing as aforesaid at Virginia about a moneth after hee this deponent came as aforesaid to worke aboard her, besides the time that the other five carpenters had wrought upon her before such his comming into her, whereas had the said shipp bin staunch and sufficient".

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/63 f.447r