Edward Bushnell

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Edward Bushnell
Person Edward Bushnell
First name Edward
Middle name(s)
Last name Bushnell
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Occupation Shipwright
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Carpenter
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Edmund Bushnell
Has signoff text Edmund Bushnell
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Language skills English language
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Res town Deptford
Res county Kent
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Res country England
Birth year 1630
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First deposition age 26
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.163v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Apr 18 1656
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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

Edmund Bushnell (b. ca. 1630; d. ?). Shipwright.

Self-described mariner and by implication a carpenter on ships. Bushnell states in his 1657 Admiralty Court deposition "This deponent having as a mariner sailed and served in and aboard the said shipp two severall voiages, whereof the voiage arlate was one".[1]

Resident in 1656 in Deptford in the county of Kent.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-six year old Edmund Bushnell deposed on April 18th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of John Haselgrave and Company in thr case of "John Haselgrave and Companie owners of the Levant friggatt against Henry Chowne Bray Chowne and Francis Fooke".[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/71 f.164r
  2. HCA 13/71 f.163v