|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Associated with ship(s)||Elizabeth (Master: John Salmon)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Edward Beast|
|Has signoff text||Edward Bests|
|Signoff image||(Invalid transcription image)|
|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||36|
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|Allegation start page(s)|
|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/70 f.299r Annotate|
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|Act book date(s)|
|Personal answer date(s)|
|Deposition date(s)||Mar 20 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|
Edward Bests (alty. Beast) (b. ca. 1619; d. ?). Mariner.
Late boatswain on the ship the Elizabeth (Master: John Salmon), for fifteen months prior to deposition.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Thirty-six year old Edward Bests deposed on March 20th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "John Salmon against Edward Bushell and John Bushell.
Edward Bests stated that the ship the Elizabeth had been at Lisbon in February to April 1654, where it had loaded a number of chests of sugar. The ship experineced fould weather en route from Lisbon to London, but arrived safely, where the sugar was unladen.