Richard Clayton

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Richard Clayton
Person Richard Clayton
First name Richard
Middle name(s)
Last name Clayton
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Cook
Associated with ship(s) Harry Bonadventure (Master: Robert Swanley)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text Richard Clayton
Has signoff text R
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Language skills English language
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Res street Blackwall
Res parish
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Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1626
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First deposition age 35
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/68 f.144r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 26 1653
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Has infobox completed Yes
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Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship In sevice of the Commonwealth
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Richard Clayton (b. ca. 1626; d. ?). Mariner.

Late cook of the ship the Harry Bonadventure (Master: Robert Swanley).

Resident in 1653 in Blackwall in the county of Middlesex.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-five year old Richard Clayton deposed on September 26th 1653 in the High Court of Admiralty.[1] He was examined on an allegation in the case of XXX.

Richard Clayton stated that the ship the Harry Bonadventure was employed by Mr Longland at Leghorne to be in the service of the English Commonwealth under the command of Captaine Robert Swanley.

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/68 f.144r