Thomas Blackman

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Thomas Blackman
Person Thomas Blackman
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Blackman
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Pilgrim (Master: James Watkins)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Thomas Blackman
Has signoff text Tho: Blackman
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
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Res street Ratcliff Cross
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1632
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First deposition age 22
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.496v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Aug 27 1655
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Has infobox completed Yes
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Has HCA evidence completed No
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Thomas Blackman (b. ca. 1632; d. ?). Mariner.

Master's mate of the ship the Pilgrim in 1655.

Resident in 1655 in Ratcliffe Crosse in the parish of Stepney.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-three year old Thomas Blackman deposed on April 27th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel on behalf of John Bland and company in the case of John Bland and company owners of the shipp the Pilgrim whereof James Watkin was master and alsoe Samuell Bathurst Richard Baker and George Clarke owners of the goods in the sayd shipp against the shipp the Exeter Merchant whereof Thomas Woodfin was master and against the sayd Thomas Woodfin and company comming in for their interest et cetera".[1]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.495r