|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Mariner occupation||Quartermaster's mate|
|Associated with ship(s)||Advantage Frigot (Master: Mark Harrison)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Thomas Keyes|
|Has signoff text||X|
|Signoff image||(Invalid transcription image)|
|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||48|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/68 f.7r Annotate|
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|Act book date(s)|
|Personal answer date(s)|
|Deposition date(s)||Oct 3 1653|
|How complete is this biography?|
|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Naval ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
Thomas Keyes (b. ca. ?; d. ?). Mariner.
Quartermaster's mate of the ship the Advantage friggott.
Resident in 1653 in Deptford in the county of Kent.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Forty-eight year old Thomas Keyes deposed on October 3rd 1653 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "The Keeper of the Liberty etcetera against the Golden Starr".
Thomas Keyes stated that he was on the ship the Advantage frigott in the immediate service of the English Commonwealth on February 23rd 1653, when they spied a ship on a direct course for Holland in the English channel. The ship later proved to be the Morning Starr (also called the Golden Starr) (Commander: Michael van Lupkin). A "sharpe fight" took place between the Advantage frigott and the Golden Starr, in which another frigate, the Waterhound (Commander: Captaine Mill) was also involved.