William Best

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William Best
Person William Best
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Best
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Gunner's mate
Associated with ship(s) Peace (Master: Thomas Grove)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text William Best
Has signoff text William Best
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Language skills English language
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Birth country
Res street Limehouse
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1637
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First deposition age 22
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.107r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) May 3 1659
How complete is this biography?
Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

William Best (b. 1637; d. ?). Mariner.

Gunner's mate of the ship the Peace (alt. Pease) (Master: Thomas Grove).

Resident in 1659 in Limehouse.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-two year old William Best deposed on May 3rd 1659 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on a libell in the case of "Wood against Grove".[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/73 f.107r
  2. HCA 13/73 f.104v