John Bennet

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John Bennet
Person John Bennet
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Bennet
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation One of the Company, Quartermaster
Associated with ship(s) Elizabeth and Mary (Master: Thomas Middleton)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text John Bennet
Has signoff text IB
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Language skills English language
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Res street Wapping
Res parish
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1599
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First deposition age 60
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.171r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) May 6 1659
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Has infobox completed Yes
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Has HCA evidence completed No
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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 Bennet (b. ca. 1599; d. ?). Mariner.

Quartermaster in the ship the Elizabeth and Mary (Maser and Commander: Thomas Middleton).

"On or about the 18th day of the moneth of October 1645 hired by the said Thomas Middleton to goe quartermaster of the said ship, and hath ever since belonged to the said ship".[1]

Resident in 1659 in Wapping.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Sixty year old John Bennet deposed on May 6th 1659 in the High Court of Admiralty. He ws examined on an allegation in the case of "Croford against Middleton".[2]

The case concerned a dispute about the pay of Andrew Hill, who had been hired as a cook on the Elizabeth and Mary, but who had subsequently died. John Bennet suggested that 30 shillings a month "is usually given to mariners that serve in ships, in the place of cooke as the said Hill did on such voyages as the Elizabeth And Mary.[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/73 f.171r
  2. HCA 13/73 f.171r
  3. HCA 13/73 f.171v