Edward Ryder

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Edward Ryder
Person Edward Ryder
First name Edward
Middle name(s)
Last name Ryder
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Occupation Long cutler
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Edward Ryder
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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 1626
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.40v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jun 6 1657
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Edward Ryder (b. ca. 1626; d. ?). Long cutler.

Resident in 1657 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-one year old Edward Ryder deposed on June 6th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation

Edward Ryder was called as a witness in a dispute over the extraction of gravel from the bed of the River Thames near Mr Ewen's ballastwharf in Greenwich.The source of his knowledge is that "those fower yeares last past, hee this deponent (having often occasion to passe over the same by water to Gravesend and Greenwich and other places which lye belowe the same) thereby knoweth that during that tyme there hath bin and is a shelve or banke of Gravell in the River of Thames opposite to the wharfe of the arlate Mrs Ewen the complainant in this suite, where on, hee hath as hee passed to and froe, observed an seene that lightermen have used to worke and take up ballast."[1]

Ryder was keen to make clear that "hee is noe lowe water man, nor imployed for takeing up of ballast, nor hath any share in any lighters nor is any way related to any of the interrogate Pryors lighters or any other lighters".[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.41r
  2. HCA 13/72 f.41v