Ffrancis Hampton

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Ffrancis Hampton
Person ffrancis Hampton
First name ffrancis
Middle name(s)
Last name Hampton
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Shipwright
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Carpenter
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Francis Hampton
Has signoff text ffrancis Hampton
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Language skills English language
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Res street Ratcliff
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1609
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First deposition age 40
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.436v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Dec 5 1659
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Has infobox completed Yes
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Has HCA evidence completed No
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

ffrancis Hampton (b. ca. 1609; d. ?). Shipwright.

Carpenter of the ship the John and Katherine at the time of the damage which occured to her in December 1658.

Resided in 1659 in Ratcliffe in the parish of Stepney.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty year old ffrancis Hampton deposed on December 5th 1659 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel in the case of "Miller against the Coast ffrigot and Alderman Vincent and et cetera.[1]

The case concerned the ship the John and Katherine (Master: John Miller), which in December 1658 was moored in a safe place near Gravesend.

ffrancis Hampton was carpenter of the John and Katherine and described the coming foul of the ship the Coast ffrgott with the John and Katherine. The head of his ship was broken away. It had been built a year before "and the building carving guilding and Ironworke of the said head did cost the said owners the summe of thirty eight pounds eighteene shillings and three pence or thereabouts which hee knoweth for that hee was carpenter of her at the time of the building the said head, and was imployed to oversee the doeing thereof, and did fetch the iron worke used about the said head from the smiths which came to 7 li 13 s 3 d or thereabouts and the timber and building hee saith cost 25 li and the carving 2 li 15 s both which summes hee knoweth were paid, and the painting and giulding cost to his remembrance 3 li 10 s or thereabouts".[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/73 f.436v
  2. HCA 13/73 f.437r