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|Has opening text||Joseph Capewell|
|Has signoff text||Joseph Coapewell|
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|Language skills||English language|
|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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|Has infobox completed||Yes|
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|Type of ship||Merchant ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
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.
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".
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. 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.