|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Associated with ship(s)||Margaret (Master: Robert ffox)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Richard Simmonds|
|Has signoff text||Richard Simons|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||53|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/70 f.118r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Sep 4 1654|
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|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Merchant ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
Richard Simons (alt. Simmonds) (b. ca. 1601; d.?). Cooper.
Cooper on the ship the Margaret (Master: Robert ffoxe) in 1653 and 1654, including a return vopyage from London to Virginia
Resident in Wapping in the parish of Stepney in Middlesex in 1654.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Fifty-three year old Richard Simons deposed on September 4th 1654 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Captaine Benjamin Crandley Arthur Bayly and Companie owners of the Vessell the Margaret of which Robert ffox is Master against the vessell the Mayfflower of which William White was Master, and her Tackle and furniture and againe the said William White."
Richard Simons stated that he had been cooper for the last eighteen months on the ship the Margaret (Master: Robert ffoxe). The ship was owned by Benjamin Crandley Arthur Bailie and Company. Simons had been present in October 1653 at the graving and hauling of the ship from the shipyard of the shipwright Mr Tailor near Wapping stairs. Simons went on to testify to the coming foul of the Margaret by the Mayflower As a result of the coming foul, the Margaret required repairs to her boltsprit. He was unable to say whether the damage and repairs had delayed the voyage of the Margaret from London to Virginia.