William Horne

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William Horne
Person William Horne
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Horne
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Boatswain, Quartermaster
Associated with ship(s) Providence of London (Master: Symon Beale)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text William Horne
Has signoff text William Horne
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Language skills English language
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Res street Wapping
Res parish Stepney
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1620
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First deposition age 35
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.483v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 22 1655
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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 Horne (b. ca. 1620; d. ?). Mariner.

Quartermaster of the Providence of London (Master: Symon Beale) on a voyage to Mallaga, and boatswain on a voyage in 1655 to Norway.

Resident in 1655 in Wapping in Middlesex, and had lived there for "about twenty years past" (since ca. 1635).

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-five year old William Horne deposed on September 22nd 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Symon Beale in the case of "Beale against Goodin and Langdon".

William Horne stated that he had gone on two voyages in the ship the Providence of London, whose master was Symon Beale. The first voyage was to Lammaga and the second (in 1655) to Norway. Horne had been quartermaster of the ship on the first voyage and boatswain on the second. Symon Beale was a part-owner of the ship.[1]

The case concerned a dispute over the lading of deales at Swinsound in Norway by the agents or factors of the freighters, Ambrose Gooding and Oliver Langdon. As boatswain, William Horne stated that "he was present at the delivery of every deale of the said shipps lading here in the river, and chalkt it up as he delivered them by particulers as by tenns, and that he the Rendent did by the said score or chalke give an account unto the master of the delivery of all and every part of the said seaven thousand sixe hundred and a halfe of deales".[2]

Oliver Langdon was a Wapping deal merchant and appears in the High Court of Admiralty in his own right as a witness in the case of "Matson against Naylor", involving a dispute about a damaged lighter. In his deposition Langdon is described as being thirty-eight years of age and a deal merchant from Wapping Wall. He claims to have known Elizabeth Matson, the owner of the lighter the Ellen and Anne for the last ten years, and that he also knew the lighter, having bought ballast from Elizabeth Matson and had it shipped in her lighter. He signed his answers to the articles of the allegation with his marke, as he did the two interrogatories.[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.483v
  2. HCA 13/70 f.484r
  3. HCA 13/71 f.454v