Pyetter Paulis

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Pyetter Paulis
Person Pyetter Paulis
First name Pyetter
Middle name(s)
Last name Paulis
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master
Associated with ship(s) ffortune of the Sea (Master: Pyetter Paulis)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Peter Powles
Has signoff text Pyetter Paulis
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
Birth street
Birth parish
Birth town Dunkirk
Birth county
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Birth country
Res street
Res parish Saint Catherines near the Tower
Res town London
Res county
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Res country England
Birth year 1627
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First deposition age 28
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.254r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 5 1655
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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

Pyetter Paulis (; d.?). Mariner.

Name rendered in English as "Peter Powles".

Paulis lived in the parish of Saint Catherine near the Tower for two and a half years before his deposition in the High Court of Admiralty in early 1655. He had been born in Dunkirk.[1]

He stated in his deposition that he had been master of the ship the ffortune of the Sea (now called the Post), and that he had bought the ship for its owners Philip Richaut and Company at Ostend in 1651.[2]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-eight year old Pyetter Paulis, a Dunkirk born mariner living in the parish of Saint Catherine by the Tower of London, deposed on February 5th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He deposed in the case of "Philipp Richaut and Company for the shipp lately called the ffortune of the sea, and now the Post and her tackle, apparrell and furniture against (BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT) in particular and all others in generall."[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.254r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.254v
  3. HCA 13/70 f.254r