William Boureman

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William Boureman
Person William Boureman
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Boureman
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Occupation Shipwright
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text William Bourman
Has signoff text William Boureman
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Language skills English language
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Res town Chatham
Res county Kent
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Res country England
Birth year 1621
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First deposition age 38
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/73 f.115r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Mar 15 1659
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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

William Boureman (alt. Bourman) (b. ca. 1621; d. ?). Shipwright.

Resided in 1659 in Chatham in the county of Kent.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-eight year old William Boureman deposed on March 15th 1659 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Thomas Grove in the case of "Luke Wood against Thomas Grove".[1]

William Boureman stated that he had been in discussion with a Mr Bartlet, the carpenter of the ship the Peace. Bartlet had told Boureman that the Newfoundland fish laden on the ship had been laden in wet and rainy weather by Luke Wood, and that some were quite rotten.[2]

Boureman himself came aboard the Peace at Plymouth as she was returning home to London from Newfoundland, and travelled with her to London. He became friendly with Mr Bartlet the carpenter, who told him that the ship's master Thomas Grove had not missed the island of Barbados through inability or willfulness.[3]

Comment on sources


PROB 11/401/90 Will of William Boureman, Shipwright Carpenter on Board the Ship Williamson, Widower of Deptford 09 September 1690

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  1. HCA 13/73 f.115r
  2. HCA 13/73 f.115r
  3. HCA 13/73 f.115r