Thomas Root

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Thomas Root
Person Thomas Root
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Root
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Porter
Secondary shorebased occupation
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Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Not citizen
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Thomas Roote
Has signoff text Thomas Root
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Allhallows the Great
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Res country England
Birth year 1629
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First deposition age 29
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.330r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) May 15 1658
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Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed Yes
Has source comment completed Yes
Ship classification
Type of ship Shore based trade
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Thomas Root (b. ca. 1629; d. ?). Porter.

Resident in the parish of Allhallows the Great in 1658.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Twenty-nine year old Thomas Root deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on May 15th 1658. He gave his occupation as porter.[1] His precontest, another porter named Bartholomew Cuff, sixty years of age, had similarly given Allhallows the Great as his parish of residence. Cuff had described himself as "porter of the Stillyard", which evidently was also the location of Roots' portering activities.[2]

Comment on sources

"London Hearth Tax: 1662: In the Third precinct of the parish of Alhallowes the greate

Thomas Root 0 hearths status: j"[3]
  1. HCA 13/72 f.330r
  2. HCA 13/72 f.329v
  3. Hearth Tax: City of London 1662: Dowgate ward: Allhallows the Great Third Precinct', London Hearth Tax: City of London, 1662 (2011), viewed 30/07/2016