Thomas Dison

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Thomas Dison
Person Thomas Dison
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Dison
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Occupation Shipwright
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Training Not apprentice
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Marke
Has opening text Thomas Dison
Has signoff text TD
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Language skills English language
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Res town Redriff
Res county Surrey
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Res country England
Birth year 1611
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First deposition age 50
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.770v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jan 23 1661
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Ship classification
Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Thomas Dison (b. ca. 1611; d.?). Shipwright.

Resident in 1661 in Redriff in the county of Surrey

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Fifty year old Thomas Dison, a Redriff shipwright, and William Eaton, a Wapping mariner, jointly deposed on January 23rd 1661 in the High Court of Admiralty. They were examined "Touching the perishableness of the John of ffeversham".[1]

They stated that the John of ffeversham lay "a little belowe the Church Staires at Rederiffe" and had done so for several months. The ship lay close to Thomas Dison's house, and came to lye there about thirteene months earlier. Both Dison and Eaton had recently been aboard her and viewed her and stated that "shee lyes in a very perishing condition , and the water hath cleare passage in and out of her, and she is at present about halfe full of water". They found her unserviceable and "ffit for nothing but to breake upp". Held by only one anchor she was out risk of breaking loose and then falling foul of other boats. Her value was at most £35 sterling.[2]

Dison signed with a marke TP and Eaton signed with his name.[3]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/73 f.770v
  2. HCA 13/73 f.770v
  3. HCA 13/73 f.770v