Henry Goffe

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Henry Goffe
Person Henry Goffe
First name Henry
Middle name(s)
Last name Goffe
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Occupation Shipwright
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Henry Goffe
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Language skills English language
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Res street Limehouse
Res parish Stepney
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1608
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First deposition age 48
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.674v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jan 29 1656
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Ship classification
Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Henry Goffe (b. ca. 1608; d. ?). Shipwright.

Resident in 1656 in Limehouse.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-eight year old Henry Goffe deposed on January 29th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined in the case of "Warren against Horner".[1]

Henry Goffe stated he was responsible for working on the ship the White Angell for five weeks before her departure from the port of London on a voyage. He "being a shippwright and hired to oversight the worke of fitting her for the said space (saving Sundayes)". He described her as a "strong tight and staunch shipp" and by his estimation "well and sufficiently tackled apparelled and furnished fit for such a voyage". As evidence of her physical integrity he stated that the ship "was not pumped nor needed pumpeing but twice in the space of a moneth of the said five weekes time".[2]

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  1. HCA 13/70 f.674v
  2. HCA 13/70 f.674v