William Rickes

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William Rickes
Person William Rickes
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Rickes
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Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Cook
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text William Rickes
Has signoff text Willm Rickes
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Language skills English language
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Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1617
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First deposition age 40
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.153v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Oct 6 1657
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Has infobox completed Yes
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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 Rickes (b. ca. 1617; d. ?). No occupation specified by the notary.

Described as a Cook on the Gilbert on a voyage to Barbados in 1656.

Resided in 1657 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty year old William Rickes deposed on October 6th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on XX in "Upon an articulate allegation given in and admitted on the behalfe of the sayd John Cobb, Mathew Jennings and others the parties agents. John Cobb, Mathew Jennings and others mariners of the said shipp the Gilbert (whereof William Croford is Master) against the sayd shipand against Gilbert Keate, Jonathan Keate and Company".[2]

William Rickes stated that he was cook of the ship the Gilbert on a voyage to Barbados and knew almost all the mariners listed in the Court schedule. He asserted that all the men "aswell the outward as inward bound voyage did doe and performe their severall duties and services in the sayd shipp, as faithfully and laboriously as men could possibly doe or performe".[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.153v
  2. HCA 13/72 f.150r
  3. HCA 13/72 f.154r