John Bates

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John Bates
Person John Bates
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Bates
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation One of the Company, Presumably common man
Associated with ship(s) Abraham (Master: James Laslie)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text John Bates
Has signoff text I
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
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Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1618
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Probate date
First deposition age 35
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/68 f.39r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Oct 11 1653
How complete is this biography?
Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

John Bates (b. ca. 1618; d. ?). Mariner.

One of the company of the ship the Abraham, formerly called the Abrahams Sacrifice (Commander: James Laslie (alt. Lashly). (Presumed to be a common man in top RH side float box).

Resident in 1653 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-five year old John Bates deposed on October 11th 1653 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on an allegation on behalf of the Keepers of the Liberty of England in the case of "The keepers of the Liberty of England by authority of Parliament, and allso William Mellvill, John Wallys Richard Tomlyns, Walter fflint, and Walter Radcliffe and others against a certaine ship a vessell named the Supply whereof one Oakes is or late was master and her tackle and ffurniture and against all and every person or persons that doe or shall appeare for their interest or propriety in the same or any part thereof". [2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/68 f.39r
  2. HCA 13/68 f.38r