Richard Clarke

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Richard Clarke
Person Richard Clarke
First name Richard
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Last name Clarke
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Occupation Mariner
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Richard Clarke
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Res street Wapping
Res parish Stepney
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/68 f.276r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Oct 3 1653
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Richard Clarke (b.<ca.1637; d.??ca.1656). Mariner.

No age given in 1653 Admiralty Court deposition.

Resident in Wapping 1n 1653, and for sixteen years prior to that date (since circa 1637).

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Richard Clarke, a mariner, deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on October 3rd 1653. He did not give his age, but stated that he had been resident in Wapping, Middlesex, for the last sixteen years. He was examined on a libel in the case of Robert Lewellin and Company against Henry Powell late master of the Hopewell.[1]

Clarke made a second deposition on the same day in the clearly related case of "Powell and others against Austin". He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Austen.[2]

Comment on sources

PROB 11/257/368 Will of Richard Clarke, Mariner 01 August 1656
  1. HCA 13/68 f.276r
  2. HCA 13/68 f.278r