Thomas Keyes

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Thomas Keyes
Person Thomas Keyes
First name Thomas
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Last name Keyes
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Quartermaster's mate
Associated with ship(s) Advantage Frigot (Master: Mark Harrison)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Thomas Keyes
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Language skills English language
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Res town Deptford
Res county Kent
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Res country England
Birth year 1605
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First deposition age 48
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/68 f.7r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Oct 3 1653
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Type of ship Naval ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

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.[1] He was examined on an allegation in the case of "The Keeper of the Liberty etcetera against the Golden Starr".[2]

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.[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/68 f.7r
  2. HCA 13/68 f.5v
  3. HCA 13/68 f.7r