Gilbert Waters

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Gilbert Waters
Person Gilbert Waters
First name Gilbert
Middle name(s)
Last name Waters
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation One of the Company, Presumably common man
Associated with ship(s) Primrose (Master: N/A)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text Gilbert Waters
Has signoff text Simple marke
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
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Res town Ipswich
Res county Suffolk
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Res country England
Birth year 1615
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First deposition age 42
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.223v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) May 19 1656
How complete is this biography?
Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Hoy
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Gilbert Waters (b. ca. 1614; d. ?). Mariner.

One of the company of a hoy, whose company consisted of three men and a boy. Effectively a common man.

Resident in 1656 in Ipswich in the county of Suffolk.

A different Gilbert Waters, a twenty-four year old mariner of Yarmouth in the county of Norfolk, made his own deposition in the High Court of Admiralty on December 14th 1654.[1]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-two year old Gilbert Waters deposed on May 19th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Brandling in the cause of "Complin against Brandling".[2]

Gilbert Waters stated that he "was one of the companie of the hoy the Primrose for two voyages ending about two moneths before shee was lost and then left her". At the time that Waters left her, which was "about two moneths before her losse in controversie shee was well and sufficienty furnished and provided of all tackle apparrell and furniture fitt for such a vessell and alsoe of sailes, cables, anchors, masts and all other appurtenances". Waters went on board the hoy again at Ipswich "about a moneth after such his leaving her, and about a moneth before shee was lost and then found and sawe that shee was soe well furnished fitted and provided of all such necessaries and furniture aforesaid, as shee had bin when hee soe left serving in her".[3]

The company of the Primrose consisted of three men and a boy. This was the size of the company when Gilbert Waters served in her, and was the correct size of company, especially for a voyage in the wintertime between London and Ipswich.[4] Waters described his ship as "formerly the passage hoy betweene Ipswich and London".[5]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.104r
  2. HCA 13/71 f.223v
  3. HCA 13/71 f.223v
  4. HCA 13/71 f.223v
  5. HCA 13/71 f.223v