Robert Cooke

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Robert Cooke
Person Robert Cooke
First name Robert
Middle name(s)
Last name Cooke
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Occupation Shipwright
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Training Not apprentice
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Literacy Marke
Has opening text Robert Cooke
Has signoff text Rob Cooke
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Language skills English language
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Res street Limehouse
Res parish Stepney
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1614
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First deposition age 44
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.460r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Aug 13 1658
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Ship classification
Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Robert Cooke (b. ca. 1614; d. ?). Shipwright.

Resident in 1658 in Limehouse in the parish of Stepney.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-four year old Robert Cooke deposed on August 13th 1658 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Bland Bathurst and Company against the Exeter Merchant and against Woodfin and company".[2]

Robert Cooke stated that he knew the ship the Pilgrim, which had returned to the River Thames after a voyage about three years back. The ship was brought into the dock of the Limehouse shipwright Mr Abraham Graves (alt. Greaves) to be repaired. Cooke stated that "upon search of her (this deponent being one who was imployed by the sayd Graves to search her and to repayre her defects did finde that shee wanted okeham in her seemes and butt heads and that shee was much worme eaten and soe worme eaten that there was a necessity of sheathing her which was accordingly done this hee the better knoweth for that hee helped to search her and to calke her".[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.460r
  2. HCA 13/72 f.459v
  3. HCA 13/72 f.460r