Thomas Dore

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Thomas Dore
Person Thomas Dore
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Dore
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Quartermaster
Associated with ship(s) Saint George of London (Master: Thomas Nevin), Saint George of London (Master: Henry Minor)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Thomas Dore
Has signoff text Thomas Dore
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Language skills English language
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Res town South Yarmouth
Res county Norfolk
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Res country England
Birth year 1629
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First deposition age 25
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.6r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 14 1654
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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 Dore (b. ca. 1629; d. ?). Mariner.

Shipped quartermaster of the ship the Saint George at Messina, for the return voyage to London out of the Mediterranean.

Resident in 1654 in South Yarmouth in the county of Norfolk.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-five year old Thomas Dore deposed on September 14th 1654 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on interrogatories "On the behalfe of William Mico and John Heard English merchants resident in Naples touching their losse in the shipp the Saint George of London".[2]

Thomas Dore stated that the ship the Saint George "came from Zant and Cephalonia (where shee had taken in currance) to Messina and there this deponent was shipt quarter master of her". She took in a lading of cotton wool and feathers at Messina and replaced Thomas Nevin withe with Henry Minor as her master.

She departed Messina in March 1654, intending to return to London, but "in her course of proceeding for Legorne, where shee was intended to touch to get company, comming of the Malo[?r]a, shee was met with and set upon by a dutch man of warr in hostilitie against the subiects of this Commonwealth and after severall houres fight was soe rent and shattered by the said man of warr that at length shee sanck right downe and perished in the sea together with all her lading saving tenn bales of silke which were saved before shee sunck".[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.6r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.5v
  3. HCA 13/70 f.6r