|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Mariner occupation||Commander, Master|
|Associated with ship(s)||John of Dover (Master: Edmund Sannders)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Edmund Saunders|
|Has signoff text||Edmund Sannders|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||33|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/70 f.51v Annotate|
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|Act book date(s)|
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|Deposition date(s)||Jan 13 1655|
|How complete is this biography?|
|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Merchant ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
Edmund Sannders (b. ca. 1622; d. ?). Mariner.
Master and commander of the John of Dover in 1652 on voyage from San Lucar and Cadiz to England.
Resident in 1655 in Redriff in county of Surrey.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Thirty-three year old Edmund Sannders deposed on January 13th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on interrogatories "On the behalfe of Vincent de la Barr and Thomas Delaval concerning an averdige in the John of Dover. Assurance".
The case concerned the ship the John of Dover, of which Edmund Sannders was master and commander when she was last at San Lucar and Cadiz in Spain in 1652.
Returning from Spain, Sannders stated his ship was met with "in the latitude of 45 degrees and a halfe...by a Squadron of shipps under the command of Prince Rupert, which chased and endeavoured to take her". The ship the John fought and defended herself "from about eight in the morning till about three of the clock in the afternoone with greate hurt and dammage". In the fight " received about 150 shott from the said squadron in her masts, sailes, rigging and hull whereby the same were very much torne and battered". Through the efforts of her master and company the John escaped, but the cost of repairing the dmmage came to £50. Subsequently the ship, her tackle and furniture, were sold reaching a price of just £255.