Gowen Painter

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Gowen Painter
Person Gowen Painter
First name Gowen
Middle name(s)
Last name Painter
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Occupation Merchant
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Gowen Painter
Has signoff text Gowen Paynter
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Language skills English language
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Res country England
Birth year 1605
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Death year 1661
Probate date November 26, 1661
First deposition age 53
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.429r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Aug 5 1658
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Gowen Paynter [alt. Painter] (b. ca. 1605; d. ca. 1661)

Correspondent and agent of London merchant John Page in 1654, based in Teneriff (XXXX). Later a London merchant (e.g. in 1658).[1]

Gowen Paynter's daughter, Katherine, married John Page, the former apprentice of Gowen Paynter, by early 1651. They had a son, Gowin, born in 1652.[2]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Comment on sources


Parish registers of Saint Helens Bishopsgate:

1652 April 22 Gowin s. of John Paige, Marchant, and Katherine his wife", Katherine Page, daughter of Gowan Paynter, merchant Wife of John Page, merchant.[3]


C 2/ChasI/P66/36 Short title: Paynter v Forde. Plaintiffs: Paynter. Defendants: Forde. Document type: [pleadings]. 01 January 1625 - 31 December 1660


C 10/93/116 Paynter v Page: Middlesex. 1661


PROB 11/306/348 Will of Gowen Paynter, Merchant of London. 26 November 1661
  1. HCA 13/72 f.429r
  2. W. Bruce Bannerman (ed.), The registers of St. Helen's Bishopgate (London, 1904), p.32, viewed 30/11/2013
  3. W. Bruce Bannerman (ed.), The registers of St. Helen's Bishopgate (London, 1904), p.32, viewed 30/11/2013