William Games

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William Games
Person William Games
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Games
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Waterman
Secondary shorebased occupation Wharf keeper
Mariner occupation
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
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Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text William Games
Has signoff text William Games
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Language skills English language
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Res town Greenwich
Res county Kent
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Res country England
Birth year 1598
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First deposition age 58
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.564r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 29 1656
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Ship classification
Type of ship River boat; Wharf
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

William Games (b. ca. 1598; d. ?). Waterman.

Kept his own wharf in Greenwich.

"Of Greenwich in the county of Kent waterman, where he was borne, and hath lived allmost ever since".[1]

Resident in 1656 in Greenwich in the county of Kent.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Fifty-eight year old William Games deposed on February 29th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel in the cause of "Robinson against Jeremy and Jasper Van Cullen".[2]

William Games stated that "he the deponent dwelling and keeping a wharfe in Greenwich did (being upon his sayd wharfe) in the fowrth day of November being a Sunday see the vessell or pinke called the Wyldeman did put anchor in the Roade or place where the sayd John Robinson the producent had layne his wilchens, weeles and lamprills and that the sayd anchor came fowle of the sayd Robinsons goods, for that of this deponents sight and knowledge the anchor of the sayd shipp did heave above water the sayd wilchens, weeles and lamprell"[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.564r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.564r
  3. HCA 13/70 f.564r; HCA 13/70 f.564v