|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Mariner occupation||Master's mate|
|Associated with ship(s)||Minorie Busse (Master: John Ketch)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||William Barber|
|Has signoff text||W|
|Signoff image||(Invalid transcription image)|
|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||48|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/71 f.448r Annotate|
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|Act book date(s)|
|Personal answer date(s)|
|Deposition date(s)||Feb 27 1657|
|How complete is this biography?|
|Has infobox completed||Yes|
|Has synthesis completed||No|
|Has HCA evidence completed||No|
|Has source comment completed||No|
|Type of ship||Fishing ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
William Barber (b. ca. 1609; d. ?). Mariner.
Late master's mate on the ship the Minorie Busse, engaged on a fishing design on behalf of the Corporation of London.
Resident in 1657 in Wapping.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Forty-eight year old William Barber deposed on February 27th 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation dated December 1656 on behlaf of John Ketch, master of the Minorie Busse in the case of "Ketch and others against the shipp the Minories and against James Boydon".
William Barber stated that he was firected by Captaine John ffearnes to fetch supplies for the Minorie Busse from the house of Henry Askettle. These consisted of "a quantity of pitch and tarr and some blocks and a quantity of fish and some roapes towards the said shipps reparation and provision upon the said voiage. Barber also fetched from the house of John Merrihurst two sorts of cable and some cordage. He fetched several parcels of iron work from a Smith's house in Wapping, but could not remember the Smith's name.