Phillip Lawne

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Phillip Lawne
Person Phillip Lawne
First name Phillip
Middle name(s)
Last name Lawne
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Occupation Sailor
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Associated with ship(s) Adventure of Newcastle (Master: William Leatherman)
Training Not apprentice
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text Phillip Lawne
Has signoff text Simple marke
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Language skills English language
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Res town Severne
Res county Suffolk
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Res country England
Birth year 1636
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First deposition age 19
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.610r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 22 1655
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Phillip Lawne (b. 1636; d. ?). Sailor.

One of the company of the ship the Adventure of Newcastle (Master: William Leatherman). Had been a member of the crew for two months before she was cast away.

Resident in 1655 in Severne in the county of Suffolk.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Nineteen year old Phillip Lawne deposed on September 22nd 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined "On the behalfe of Thomas Partridge touching a losse of the Adventure of Newcastle".[1]

The case concerned the ship the Adventure of Newcastle, which sailed from Hull to Rotterdam. On her return voyage from Rotterdam to Hartlepool she sprung an incurable leake "that albeit shee was plied with three pumpes eight and fourtie houres together by which her men were soe spent and tired that they were readie to dropp downe".[2] The ship foundered and sank, but the crew saved themselves in the ship's boat.

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.610r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.610r