John Baretson

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John Baretson
Person John Baretson
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Baretson
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Master's mate
Associated with ship(s) Saint John of London (Master: Mathew Merrill)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text John Baretson
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Language skills English language
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Res street Wapping
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1613
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First deposition age 41
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/68 f.556r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jan 24 1654
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

John Baretson (b. ca. 1613; d. ?). Mariner.

One of the master's mate of the Saint John of London (Master: Mathew Merrill). A second master's mate of the same ship, Robert Marriott, also gave evidence in the High Court of Admiralty in the same cause.

Resident in 1654 in Wapping in the county of Middlesex.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-one year old John Baretson deposed on January 24th 1654 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Mathew Merrill in "A Busines of Examination of witnesses concerning the shipp the Saint John of London of which Mathew Merrill is master promoted by the sayd Merill against all that pretend title or interest in the lading of the sayd shipp".[1]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/68 f.555v