|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Associated with ship(s)||Eastland Merchant (Master: Richard Payne)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Henry Dawling|
|Has signoff text||Hen Dawling|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||49|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/72 f.206r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Dec 29 1657|
|How complete is this biography?|
|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|
Henry Dawling (b. ca. 1608; d. ?). Mariner.
Gunner of the ship the Eastland Merchant on a voyage in the Mediterranean in 1657.
Resident in 1657 in Wapping in the parish of Stepney.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Forty-nine year old Henry Dawling deposed on December 29th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He ws examined on an allegation on behalf of John Smithier and John Rivett and Company in the case of "A busines of examination of witnesses for perpetuall remembrance of the matter touching the seizure of the shipp called the Eastland Merchant of which Captaine Richard Payne was commander and the goods and merchandizes therein seized by a pinke and pittash of Leghorne under the command of Captaine Carsis and others etcetera promoted by John Smithier John Rivett Thomas Taylor and Company the owners of the sayd shipp the Eastland Merchant and the severall goods and merchandizes seized therein against the sayd Cardis and all others that will take upon them.
Henry Dawling stated that the Eastland Merchant was at the port of Bickery when she was seized by five Spanish vessels. Dawling stated that several broadsides were fired at his ship on June 5th and 6th 1657. Dawling claimed that "the Eastland Merchant made what resistance shee could and fought with them the sayd fifth day till night, and the sixth day till about ten o clock in the forenoone when shee being overpowered by the sayd Cardis and his company of the sayd pinke and potash and by the Spanish men of war, shee was by them at length seized and taken togeather with her ladeing whch was of great value, which by that meanes was all lost togeather with the cloathes and adventures and instruments of the Master and mariners."
Comment on sources
C 5/380/108 Short title: Pratt v Smithier. Plaintiffs: Sir Geroge Pratt, bart. Defendants: John Smithier and others. Subject: property in Buckland, Berkshire. Document type: bill, answer. 1652
C 6/286/125 Short title: Kensey v Hyde. Plaintiffs: Richard Kensey. Defendants: Margaret Hyde, James Noble, John Cary, Sir John Crooke and William Angrave. Subject: lands and property John Smithier, in Chilton, Buckinghamshire. Document type: bill, two answers. 1674
PROB 18/6/38 Probate lawsuit Kensey v Smythier, concerning the deceased John Smithier of St Christopher the Stocks, London. Allegation, 3 interrogatories and schedule. 1674
PROB 11/349/330 Sentence of John Smithier of Saint Christopher Le Stock, City of London 10 December 1675C 6/286/125 Short title: Kensey v Hyde. Plaintiffs: Richard Kensey. Defendants: Margaret Hyde, James Noble, John Cary, Sir John Crooke and William Angrave. Subject: lands and property John Smithier, in Chilton, Buckinghamshire. Document type: bill, two answers. 1674