Joseph Coapewell

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Joseph Coapewell
Person Joseph Coapewell
First name Joseph
Middle name(s)
Last name Coapewell
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Boatswain
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Joseph Capewell
Has signoff text Joseph Coapewell
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Language skills English language
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Res street Ratcliff
Res parish Stepney
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1631
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First deposition age 23
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.454v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Aug 20 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

Joseph Coapewell (b. ca. 1631; d. ?). Mariner.

Late boatswain on the ship the Michaell of London (Maszter: XXX), a small ship with a burthen of 50 tons.[1]

Resident in 1654 in Ratcliff in the parish of Stepney.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-three year old Joseph Coapewell deposed on August 20th 1654 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on interrogatories "On the behalfe of Michaell Spicer of London merchant concerning a losse in the Michaell of London".[2]

Joseph Coapewell stated that he had been at Palma, one of the Canary Islands, in the Michaell. The ship had departed thence for Galloway, with a lading of eighty pipes of Canary wine, a parcel of Brazil wood, fustick, ssaperill and some other drugs, all for account of the London merchant Michaell Spicer.[3] Arriving safely at Galloway she discharged part of the goods for Michaell Spicer, and at his order then departed for Wexford or Waterford. In her course thence she was seized by a Brest man of war and carried to Roscow in France, with the ship and remaining cargo then lost to her owners.[4]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.454v
  2. HCA 13/70 f.454v
  3. HCA 13/70 f.454v
  4. HCA 13/70 f.455r