Humphrey Bourne

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Humphrey Bourne
Person Humphrey Bourne
First name Humphrey
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Last name Bourne
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Occupation Mariner
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Humphrey Bourne
Has signoff text HB
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Language skills English language
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Res town Dover
Res county Kent
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Res country England
Birth year 1623
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First deposition age 35
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.518v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Aug 19 1658
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Humphrey Bourne (b. ca. 1623; d. ?). Mariner.

It is not clear whether Humphrey Bourne had sailed on the ship the Vincent of Dover.

Resident in 1658 in Dover in the county of Kent.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-five year old Humhrey Bourne deposed on August 19th 1658 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Vincent Delabarr and others dated August 4th 1658 in the cause of "The claime of Vincent Delabarr Thomas Delaval, Michaell da Haze, Henry Reigier, and company for the Vincent now called the Elizabeth.[1]

Humphrey Bourne stated that he knew the ship the Vincent, though now called the Elizabeth, and her owners, Thomas Delaval, Michael de Haze and Henry Regnier. The ship had been bought as a prize laden with salt. On the voyage in question she had been set out to Newcastle to collect coals, which she brought to Newcastle. Her owners "understanding that shee might have a good market for them at Ostend" sent her to Ostend, but she was seized and detained by Ostenders. The ship was subsequently retaken and was now lying at Redriff under the name the Elizabeth.[2]

Humphrey Bourne had inspected the recaptured vessel on behalf of her original owners. He noted that the initials I.W. were cared upon her bulke head in the cooke room "with a rindle or ring cut about it". Bourne informed the Court that this "was soe cut and made by John Walley whiles shee lay at Ostend under the said seizure and before her company were turned out, which this deponent saw him the said John...soe cut thereon".[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.518v
  2. HCA 13/72 f.519r
  3. HCA 13/72 f.519r