Thomas Helme

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Thomas Helme
Person Thomas Helme
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Helme
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Occupation Merchant taylor
Secondary shorebased occupation
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Thomas Helme
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Res street Lower Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1601
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.140v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Mar 30 1659
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Thomas Helme (b. ca. 1601; d. ?). Merchant taylor.

Resided in 1659 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Fifty-nine year old Thomas Helme deposed on March 30th 1659 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation

Thomas Helme stated that he knew John Tampsen (alt. Thampsen) well, and that Thampsen came to Hele's house in Lower Shadwell four years ago and requested lodging. Thomas Helme states that he provided lodging for Thampsen at the house of Richard Nappar at Shadwell Dock, and that John Thampsen had stayed there ever since, except when away on voyages.[1] He added that John Thampsen is married and "at this present liveth with his wife in East Smithfeild neere the Tower of London."[2]

The testimony of John Thampsen himself made on the same day states that he, Thampsen, is a mariner and late master of the ship the Saint Catherine.[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/73 f.140v
  2. HCA 13/73 f.141r
  3. HCA 13/73 f.141r