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|Has opening text||James Higgs|
|Has signoff text||IH|
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|Language skills||English language|
|Res parish||Saint Botolph Billingsgate|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/72 f.122r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Sep 28 1657|
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|Has infobox completed||Yes|
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|Type of ship||Shore based|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
James Higgs (b. ca. 1612; d. ?). Woodmonger.
"Liveth by his place of a cole meter". "This deponent who was then one of the citie meters".
Resident in 1657 in the parish of Saint Botolph Billingsgate.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Forty-five year old James Higgs deposed on September 28th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on a libel in the case of "Butler against the Comfort and against Addams and Company".
James Higg stated that in November 1651 the ship the Comfort (Master: Edmund Morgan) arrived from Newcastle with a lading of coals. The coals were sold by Morgan in London and Higgs recollected that "her lading of coales brought that voyage from Newcastle amounted to two hundred chaldrons or thereabouts of this cities measure, this deponent seeing the measuring thereof." The measurement of the coals happened between Ratcliff and Wapping, where the ship rode at anchor. Higg reported that Morgan received "the summe of fourtie pounds or thereabouts in money for part of the coales, at one payment, and severall other smaller summes for smaller parcells that were sold at the shipps side and the money there received."