|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Associated with ship(s)||Phenix (Master: ffrancis Steward)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||James Bonnell|
|Has signoff text||James Bonnell|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||21|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/70 f.317r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Mar 13 1655|
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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|
James Bonnell (b. ca.1634; d. ?). Mariner.
Purser of the ship the Phenix.
Resident in 1655 in Limehouse in the parish of Stepney.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Twenty-one year old James Bonnell deposed on March 13th 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel on behalf of Ralph Wingfeild in the cause of "Ralphe Wingfeild against 67 hogsheads of tobaccoe laden aboard the shipp the Phenix of which ffrancis Steward is master by George Abbott in Virginia and consigned to Mathew Abbott and against the sayd Mathew Abbott comming in for his interest and against whatsoever persons intervening or appearing judgment herein".
Janes Bonnell stated that "The premisses hee deposeth of his knowledge for that he was purser of the sayd shipp during the sayd voyage and tooke notice in his booke of the sayd goods at the tyme of their ladeing aboard the sayd shipp and of the marke and number of them and alsoe sawe them delivered safely at Virginia to the sayd George Abbott".