John Wier

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John Wier
Person John Wier
First name John
Middle name(s)
Last name Wier
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Shipwright
Secondary shorebased occupation
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Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text John Wyer
Has signoff text John Wier
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Mary Magdalen
Res town Bermondsey
Res county Surrey
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Res country England
Birth year 1634
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First deposition age 21
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.351r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Aug 1 1655
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Ship classification
Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

John Wier (alt. Wyer) (b. ca. 1634; d. ?). Shipwright.

Resident in 1655 in the parish of Saint Mary Magdalen Bermondsey.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

August 1655

Twenty-one year old John Wier deposed on August 1st 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He deposed on the behalf of William Castle.

Wier stated that on July 18th 1655 he and three other shipwrights (John Groome, Henry Berry and Joseph Graves) had taken possession of the ship the Greyhound at the request of a certain William Castle. At the time the ship was lying against Rederiff Stairs. They took possession peaceably and without the use of force. Two hours later a further two men (William Ryall and John Moore) also took peaceful possession of the ship. Wier and his three companions stayed on the ship for three days and then left it in the charge of Ryall and Moore.[1]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.351r