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|Has opening text||George Whales|
|Has signoff text||George Whales|
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|Language skills||English language|
|Res parish||Saint Mary Magdalen|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/73 f.425r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Oct 27 1659|
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|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|
George Whales (b. ca. 1629; d. ?). Shipwright.
Carpenter on the ship the Redd Rose in 1659.
Resident in 1659 in the parish of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Thirty year old George Whales deposed on October 27th 1659 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Edmond Lemmon and Company in "A busines of examination of witnesses on the behalf of Edmond Lemmon and company owners of the shipp the Redd Rose whereof the sayd Lemmon was Master and her tackle apparrell and furniture against Wygart Wigarts and John Drewes in particular and all others in general which take upon them to justifie the seizure and surpriz all of the sayd shipp the Redd Rose and her ladeing".
The case concerned the ship the Redd Rose, which was owned by Edmund Lemmon, Captaine Harman, Mr Ashkettle and other English men. The ship had been in the River Ems ("Eames") near the town of Emden in May 1659, taking in a lading of salt for transport to an unspecified Baltic port. George Whales, the master of the ship and other members of the crew were ashore, when the ship was seized by Wigart Wygarts and John Drewes, subjects of the United Provinces, together with thirty soldiers and seamen.