William Barber

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William Barber
Person William Barber
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Barber
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Minorie Busse (Master: John Ketch)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text William Barber
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Language skills English language
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Res street Wapping
Res parish
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1609
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First deposition age 48
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.448r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 27 1657
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Has infobox completed Yes
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Ship classification
Type of ship Fishing ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

William Barber (b. ca. 1609; d. ?). Mariner.

Late master's mate on the ship the Minorie Busse, engaged on a fishing design on behalf of the Corporation of London.

Resident in 1657 in Wapping.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-eight year old William Barber deposed on February 27th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation dated December 1656 on behlaf of John Ketch, master of the Minorie Busse in the case of "Ketch and others against the shipp the Minories and against James Boydon".[1]

William Barber stated that he was firected by Captaine John ffearnes to fetch supplies for the Minorie Busse from the house of Henry Askettle. These consisted of "a quantity of pitch and tarr and some blocks and a quantity of fish and some roapes towards the said shipps reparation and provision upon the said voiage. Barber also fetched from the house of John Merrihurst two sorts of cable and some cordage. He fetched several parcels of iron work from a Smith's house in Wapping, but could not remember the Smith's name.[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/71 f.448r
  2. HCA 13/71 f.448v