|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Associated with ship(s)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Had apprentice(s)||Henry Carter|
|Has opening text||Richard Brian|
|Has signoff text||RB|
|Language skills||English language|
|Res parish||Saint Mary at Hill|
|First deposition age||30|
|Act book start page(s)|
|Personal answer start page(s)|
|Allegation start page(s)|
|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/72 f.54r Annotate|
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|Act book date(s)|
|Personal answer date(s)|
|Deposition date(s)||May 28 1657|
|How complete is this biography?|
|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Shore based trade|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
Richard Brian (b.ca.1627; d.?). Winecooper.
Resident in the parish of Saint Mary at Hill in 1657.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Thirty year old Richard Brian deposed on May 28th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of Basse in the case of "Page and others against Basse and others".
The case concerned wine brought to London in the ship the Samuell. It was alleged that wine had been drawn out of a number of casks and embezzled. Richard Brian was cooper to a Mr Baker, one of the merchants whose wine was on board the ship.
Richard Brian inspected Mr Baker's wines and discovered that "eight pipes of his wines lying in the upper teare were quite drawne out". Another pipe was "run half out". The casks themselves were good, but Richard Brian found them to be ill stowed in the ship with "neither bedds nor coines" and were all loose. Moreover, Richard Brian's servant, Henry Carter (who also deposed) was witness to the cook, the gunner and the cook's boy stealing wine "which they got out on a false scuttle in the cook's room".