Thomas Bowdler

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Thomas Bowdler
Person Thomas Bowdler
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Bowdler
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Occupation Merchant
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Purser
Associated with ship(s) Endymion (Master: Jarvis Couchman)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Thomas Bowdler
Has signoff text Thomas Bowdler
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Language skills English language
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Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1622
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First deposition age 35
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.496v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Aug 20 1658
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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 Bowdler (b. ca. 1622; d. ?). Merchant.

Purser on board the ship the Endimion Master: Gerald Couchman) on a a voyage to the East Indies from London to Bantam in 1656. [1]

Resident in 1657 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-five year old Thomas Bowdler deposed on August 20th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of the English East India Company in the case of "The Governour and Company of English merchants trading to East India and others against the Governour and Company of Merchants of the United Netherlands, thither trading".[2]

The case concerned the ship the Endimion (Master: Gerald Couchman) on a voyage from London to Bantam in 1656. Bowdler states that he went purser on the ship.[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.496v
  2. HCA 13/72 f.496v
  3. HCA 13/72 f.496v