William Herring

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William Herring
Person William Herring
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Herring
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Foremastman, One of the Company
Associated with ship(s) Samuell of London (Master: William Lee)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text William Herring
Has signoff text william herring
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Catherines near the Tower
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1629
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First deposition age 28
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.497v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jan 22 1657
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Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Coal ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

William Herring (b. ca. 1629; m. Elizabeth Sindercombe, date N.A; d. ?). Mariner.

"One of the Company of the shipp the Samuell the voyage in question".[1]

"Hee was only a foremast man of the Samuell.[2]

Maried to Elizabeth Herring, whose brother was Miles Sindercome, who was imprisoned in the Tower of London for alleged complicity in a plot against the Lord Protector. Elisabeth Herring's examination, dated February 14th 1657, is reproduced in Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials (Cobbett (1810)). The examination identifies her as "the Wife of William Herring, of the Precinct of St. Catherine', Mariner".[3]

William Herring signed his testimony with his full name, whereas his wife attested to her testimony with her marke.

Resident in 1657 in the parish of Saint Catherines near the Tower.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-eight year old William Herring deposed on January 22nd 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of William Lee, the master of the Samuell of London in the cause "Lane Cooper and oompany owners of the Providence of Boston of which William Otter was master against the Samuell of London and against Lee the master of her".[4]

Comment on sources


"The Examination of Elizabeth Herring, the Wife of William Herring, of the Precinct of St. Catherine', Mariner; taken upon Oath, the 14th of February, 1657....The mark of 2 Elizabeth Herring."[5]
  1. HCA 13/71 f.497v
  2. HCA 13/71 f.497v
  3. Cobbett's complete collection of State Trials, vol. 5 (London, 1810), pp.859-860
  4. HCA 13/71 f.497v
  5. Cobbett's complete collection of State Trials, vol. 5 (London, 1810), pp.859-860