Richard Brian

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Richard Brian
Person Richard Brian
First name Richard
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Last name Brian
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Occupation Winecooper
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Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
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Had apprentice(s) Henry Carter
Citizen Unknown
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Has opening text Richard Brian
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Mary at Hill
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1627
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First deposition age 30
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.54r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) May 28 1657
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Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Richard Brian (; d.?). Winecooper.

Resident in the parish of Saint Mary at Hill in 1657.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty year old Richard Brian deposed on May 28th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of Basse in the case of "Page and others against Basse and others".[2]

The case concerned wine brought to London in the ship the Samuell. It was alleged that wine had been drawn out of a number of casks and embezzled. Richard Brian was cooper to a Mr Baker, one of the merchants whose wine was on board the ship.

Richard Brian inspected Mr Baker's wines and discovered that "eight pipes of his wines lying in the upper teare were quite drawne out". Another pipe was "run half out". The casks themselves were good, but Richard Brian found them to be ill stowed in the ship with "neither bedds nor coines" and were all loose.[3] Moreover, Richard Brian's servant, Henry Carter (who also deposed) was witness to the cook, the gunner and the cook's boy stealing wine "which they got out on a false scuttle in the cook's room".[4]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/72 f.54r
  2. HCA 13/72 f.53r
  3. HCA 13/72 f.54r
  4. HCA 13/72 f.54v