Richard Edwards

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Richard Edwards
Person Richard Edwards
First name Richard
Middle name(s)
Last name Edwards
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Common man, One of the Company
Associated with ship(s) Agreement (Master: John Hall)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text Richard Edwards
Has signoff text V
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Language skills English language
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Birth country
Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1616
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First deposition age 42
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.31v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jan 21 1658
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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 Coal ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Richard Edwards (b. ca. 1616; d. ?). Mariner.

A member of the company of the coal ship the Agreement in October 1658. Richard Edwards states that he was "being on board and one of the Company of the said ship the Agreement the said voyage, and time aforesaid, and was one that called out to the Abigails company to the effect aforesaid.[1] In response to the interrogatories he states "hee was a commonman of the said ship"[2]

Resident in 1658 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-two year old Richard Edwards deposed on January 21st 1658 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Sorrell and others against Hall and others".[3]

The ship the Agreement (Master: John Hall) was with a large number of ships coming from Newcastle to London with coal. Richard Edwards provides his version of the facts of the incident in which the ship the Abigail came foul of the Agreement.[4]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/73 f.32r
  2. HCA 13/73 f.32v
  3. HCA 13/73 f.31v
  4. HCA 13/73 f.31v