Henry Mayne

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Henry Mayne
Person Henry Mayne
First name Henry
Middle name(s)
Last name Mayne
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Rope merchant
Secondary shorebased occupation Apprentice, Servant
Mariner occupation
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of Edward Hopwood
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Henry Mayne
Has signoff text by me Henry Mayne
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Mary Magdalen
Res town Bermondsey
Res county Surrey
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1633
Marriage year
Death year 1658
Probate date June 11, 1658
First deposition age 23
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.409r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Nov 11 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 Mayne (b. ca. 1633; d. poss. ca. 1658). Rope merchant.

Servant in 1654 of rope merchant Edward Hopwood.

Resident in 1656 in the parish of Saint Mary Bermondsey.

The will of Henry Mayne, rope merchant, of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey was proved on June 11th 1658.[1]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-three year old Henry Mayne deposed on November 11th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel in the cause of "Hopwood and others against the Stambeline and Hill".[2]

The case concerned delivery of goods and materials to the ship the Stamboline (Master: Captaine John Case) by a variety of suppliers.

Henry Mayne stated that the goods and materials listed on a schedule attached to the allegation were supplied in April 1654 by Edward Hopwood for use on the ship the Stambeline. Mayne effected the delivery, being the servant of Hopwood. The delivery was made "at and from his warehouse at Redriff wall to and for the use and furniture of the said shipp the Stambeline then out lying near the said warehouse". The Stamboline at that time. Henry Mayne was certain of "the premisses touching the said delivery, with the particulars and prizes hee is the better able (as hee saith) to depose for that hee as servant to his said master delivered them as aforesaid, and made entrie thereof in his masters debt booke, which hee hath lately perused, and hath taken a note thereout agreeing with the said schedule".[3]

Captaine John Casse (alt. Case), the forty-six year old former master and commander of the Stambeline (alt. Stamboline), gave his residence as the parish of Saint Olave Southwark, when he deposed in the same case on November 7th 1658. In his evidence he recited the precise amounts owing for delivery of goods and materials from the litigating suppliers and aacknowledged that the goods and materials had been delivered.[4]

The suppliers and amounts were:

Edward Hopwood 36 li - 8 s - 10 d
William Bowyer 9 li- 15 s - 4 d
Joseph Beaumont 9 li- 13 s - [?X d]
John Harris 17 li-16 s
John Cooke 15l - 13d
John Wright 1 li - 4 s
Mattias Hatton 3 li - 6 s 2 d
Thomas Abrahall 25 li - 4 s

Comment on sources


PROB 11/281/72 Will of Henry Mayne, Rope Merchant of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Surrey 11 June 1658


PROB 11/345/261 Will of Edward Hopwood, Grocer of London 23 June 1674
  1. PROB 11/281/72 Will of Henry Mayne, Rope Merchant of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Surrey 11 June 1658
  2. HCA 13/71 f.409r
  3. HCA 13/71 f.409v
  4. HCA 13/71 f.407v