William Glanvill

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William Glanvill
Person William Glanvill
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Glanvill
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Edward (Master: Roger Younge)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text William Glanville
Has signoff text Will: Glanvill
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Language skills English language
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Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1632
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First deposition age 24
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.669v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jan 19 1656
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

William Glanvill (alt. Glanville) (b. ca. 1632; d. ?). Mariner.

Master's mate of the ship the Edward (Master: Roger Young) in 1654 and 1655.

"Being masters mate and going the said voyage in the said shipp, and taking notice in writing in his journall of the times and particulars aforesaid".[1]

Resident in 1656 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-four year old William Glanvill deposed on January 19th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty.

He was examined on an allegation on the behalf of Winchurst in the case of "Winchurst and Yong against Andrewes".[2]

William Glanvill described the freighting and departure of the ship the Edward from London to ffyall, arriving there on October 23rd 1654. The ship stayed thirty-five days at ffyall taking in the goods and merchandizes of Samuell Andrewes until November 24th 1654.[3]

At ffyall 125 tons of wine were laden for Samuel Andrewes, reckoning two ffiall casks to a ton. Glanvill claimed the ship could have taken on more wines if the factors had provided them. He claimed the master of the Edward "moved the said factors to lade more wines, and tould them that hee could and would take into his said shipp twenty six tonnes and a halfe more of wine over and above the five tonnes arlate (allowed to the master) and her tackle furniture and apparell".

From ffiall the ship sailed to Boston in New England, where the wines were delivered. Following the orders of Andrewes' New England factors the ship then sailed for Virginia, arriving on April 7th 1655, where she remained until June 12th 1655 taking in goods for Andrewes' account. Finally the ship set sail from Virginia for her return voyage to London, and the ship was discharged in London on August 23rd 1655.[4]

Glanvill gave detailed calculations of the ship's capacity and actual lading, stating that "the burthen of 156 tonnes and a halfe, according to the measure taken of her, and could have carried 151 tonnes and a halfe of wine from ffiall to New England the said voyage (over and besides her tackle, furniture apparrell and provisions and five tonnes for the said master) in case the said Andrewes his factors would have laden the same, and that shee went dead freighted at least 26 tonnes and a halfe of the said Andrewes his tonnage from ffiall to New England". The primage due and to be paid by Andrewes came to £8-14-00.[5]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.670r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.669v
  3. HCA 13/70 f.669v
  4. HCA 13/70 f.670r
  5. HCA 13/70 f.670v