|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Mariner occupation||Second mate|
|Associated with ship(s)||Charles (Master: Thomas Wilson)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||James Wilson|
|Has signoff text||James Wilson|
|Signoff image||(Invalid transcription image)|
|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||36|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/68 f.374v Annotate|
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|Act book date(s)|
|Personal answer date(s)|
|Deposition date(s)||Nov 29 1653|
|How complete is this biography?|
|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Merchant ship with a commission|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
James Wilson (b. ca. ?; d. ?). Mariner.
Master's second mate of the ship the Charles (Master: Thomas Wilson).
Resident in 1653 in Wapping in Middlesex.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Thirty-six year old James Wilson deposed on November 29th 1653 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalfe of Read and Wilson in the case of "Joson against Read and Wilson for their interest in the Golden Lyon".
James Wilson stated that the ship the Golden Lyon was seized in February 1652 in the James River at Virginia, near a place called Pagan Creek. Wilson knew this since he was on the Charles, which was one of the three ships which took and seized the Golden Lyon. The Charles had a commission from the English Commonwealth "to seize all shipps and goods whatsoever which they should then finde tradeing at Virginia". The Charles had entered into a mutual agreement with the William and John and the Seven Sisters to assist each othe rin surprizing all such vessels as they were authorized by their commissions to surprise. They "did alsoe at the same tyme agree each with other that they would proportionally share and divide amongst them the sayd Josson Read and Wilson and their severall mariners and seamen of their severall companyes all shipps and their ladings whatsoever which they should joyntly or aparte seize and surprize".