Richard Gossage

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Richard Gossage
Person Richard Gossage
First name Richard
Middle name(s)
Last name Gossage
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Dyer
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Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
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Literacy Signature
Has opening text Richard Gossage
Has signoff text Richard Gossage
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Lawrence Pountney
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1607
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/65 f.88v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 19 1651
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Richard Gossage (b. ca. 1607; d. ?). Dyer.

Resident in 1651 in the parish of Saint Lawrence Pountney.

Probably a churchwarden of the parish of Saint Lawrence Pountney in 1647-48 and 1648-49.[1]

An undated dyer's seal for Richard Gossage was found on the Thames foreshore.[2]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-four year old Richard Gossage deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on September 19th 1651.[3]

Comment on sources

"Cloth Seal, London Dyers Company Seal, 1613 onward
Cloth Seal, London Dyers Company Seal, 1613 onward, Image & Found by Derfel.
Found on Thames Foreshore, 23mm.

Wheel, lion RICHARD GOSSAGE around // IIabove a madderbag, (LONDON S)TAL(L) around (with the help of other seals)

A London Dyers' Company Seal of Richard Gossage matching seals 81.4/15 and 81.4/16 in the Museum of London's collection"[4]

PROB 11/250/385 Will of Richard Gossage, Barber, Chirurgeon of Saint Lawrence Pountney London 18 October 1655


...1647-48 Edward Jackson, Peter Webster, Richard Gossage
1648-49 Richard Gossage, Edward Morton..."[5]

"1644. September.

...Richard Gossage, only son of Robert draper, b. in par. of West Ham, co. Essex, 25 May, 1635"[6]
  1. Henry Bristow Wilson, A History of the Parish of St. Laurence Pountney, London (London, 1831), p.114
  2. Cloth Seal, London Dyers Company Seal, 1613 onward
  3. HCA 13/65 f.88v Annotate
  4. Cloth Seal, London Dyers Company Seal, 1613 onward
  5. Henry Bristow Wilson, A History of the Parish of St. Laurence Pountney, London (London, 1831), p.114
  6. A register of the scholars admitted into Merchant Taylors' School , vol. 1 (Lewes, 1882), p.164