|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Mariner occupation||Commander, Master|
|Associated with ship(s)||Bantam ffrigot (Master: Isaac Taylor)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Isaac Taylor|
|Has signoff text||Isaac Taylor|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||44|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/71 f.19r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Feb 28 1656|
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|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|
Isaac Taylor (b. ca. 1612; d. ?). Mariner.
Master and commander of ships for fifteen years prior to his deposition in the High Court of Admiralty in 1656. So isnce ca. 1641, when he was around twenty-nine years of age.
Isaac Taylor appears as the master of the ship the Bantam ffrigot in a High Court of Admiralty case brought in early 1659.
Resident in 1656 in Deptford in the county of Kent.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Fourty-four year old Isaac Taylor deposed on February 28th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation dated February 1st 1656 on behalf of Keate and Jennings in the cause of "Keate Jennings and others against ffrederick Chowne and others".
"Ciprus woolls are putt in very great baggs, much bigger than the cotton woolls of other places, by reason whereof they are stowed with much labour and difficulty, especially after the vessell whereon they are laden hath receyved any considerable number of these baggs. And by like experience he knoweth it to be true, that forty four men in a shipp of two hundred and eighty tonnes in which 100 baggs of cotton reeles and 400. and odde baggs of galls are allready laden will find sufficient labour to receive on board and steive eight baggs of those woolls a day one day with another, and indeed judgeth, that if they stow and steeve as they ought they can scarce possibly exceed that proportion, for he saith he hath often seene that fifty of this deponents owne men in a shipp of larger tonnage though they have plyed their worke with great industry have never bene not able to receive and steeve above eight baggs a day one day with another".
"Being by profession a mariner and having bene master and commander of shipps for the fifteen years and having made four severall voyages to Ciprus, he knoweth it experimentally to be true, that Ciprus woolls are putt in very great baggs, much bigger than the cotton woolls of other places, by reason whereof they are stowed with much labour and difficulty, especially after the vessell whereon they are laden hath receyved any considerable number of these baggs"
"one hundred baggs being steeved in a shipp of 280 tonnes, one hundred and seventy baggs more cannot be receyved aboard by forty four men and be steeved afterwards, nor can be receyved on board in six eight or ten dayes, the reason whereof is because there is not in a vessell of that tonnage, sufficient stowage for so vast a bulke of woolls without steeving".<red>HCA 13/71 f.22v</ref>
"It is usuall in the steeving of woolls first to lay a tier of baggs, and then to steeve in as many more as are layd in the tier. And he likewise saith that it is the usuall custome to prevent losse of tyme and for keeping the men busyed in steeving to have a sufficient number of baggs allways ready on the dockes yet in such a proportion that the worke be not impeded. In which respect, it is usuall to have about ffifteene baggs allwayes in readines, and to supply them by fetching more from the shoare as the steeving worke goes forward and not otherwise".<red>HCA 13/71 f.22v</ref>
Thomas Newman, a forty-three year old merchamt of Mile End in Stepney, deposed on April 16th 1659 in the High Court of Admiralty. He had been super cargo on the ship the Bantam ffrigot (Master: Isaac Taylor).