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Appendix 3

Biographical data on some rulers and other watermen

Introduction

The main purpose of this appendix is to provide data on the socio-economic status of the rulers, and on the orientation of rulers and other key watermen in Company politics. Other information of interest is also included. See Appendix 1 for source references to rulers' election dates.

     The living places and ages of most of the entrants here are ascertained from the Admiralty muster (SP 16/135[4]) of February 1628/9; other sources are used where available. From here we can proceed to tax records, wills, etc, to ascertain watermen's socio-economic status.

     The subsidy tax was, in the seventeenth century, paid only by the relatively well-to-do of a parish. The pre-revolutionary ruling elite of the Company evidently considered it a mark of distinction to be a 'subsidy-man' (which, they claimed, most of them were see Taylor, Commons Petition, p.10). The tax was levied on either real estate ('land') or `goods'. By the earlier seventeenth century only a fraction of the nominal assessment was actually paid. Those assessed at 1 (the minimum amount), for example, would pay only 8s.

     The poll tax of 1641 was levied on every adult (sometimes even including wives of householders). The basic payment (for the poorest people) was 6d. (1s. for householders in some localities; see Crispine, John below). Contributions for the relief of poor Irish protestant refugees from 1641 onwards were (theoretically) voluntary. The parliamentary 'assessments' of the 1640s and 50s were also broadly levied, though not quite so broadly as the poll tax. The minimum charge was generally 1s.

     The hearth tax, introduced in the 1660s, was levied according to the number of fireplaces in each home ...* [hearth tax formula] But this is misleading. Regional differences were also important. In northern England the vast majority of people had only one hearth; three hearths was a mark of some distinction (indicating a minor gentleman or yeoman). In southern England, people were much more 'hearth rich'. It is true that some three-hearth householders were subsidymen (see below, Kettle, George, for an example). But many others of them were not chargeable for the tax; the most common reason for this was poverty (see Meekings, Surrey Hearth Tax 1664).

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Angell, Richard.
   Ruler 1626.
   Attached to Sabbstairs, London; aged 60 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 2 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.43b: next entry is David Parry).
   Of Harp Lane, St. Dunstan East parish, London: his house was worth 5 p.a. rental value ('moderated by ¼') in 1638 (Dale, p.89).
   Name to petition of various watermen on behalf of themselves and the 'whole body of the river' against the rulers, 1641 (spring?) (SP 16/480, no. 55).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection).

Bartlett, Andrew.
   Ruler 1622, 23, 25, 26, 31, 32.
   Of Lambeth, aged 56 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.25b).
   Paid 5s. in the Lambeth churchwarden's rates, 1615 (payments varied from 10 to 4d.) (Surrey Record Society, XVII, p.280).
   Lambeth, Prince Highness liberty, subsidy tax *?1640, rated at 1 for his lands (PRO, E 179/186/448, membrane 2a). He did not appear on the subsidy roll for 4 Charles I (1628-29) (E 179/186/436). (He thus appears to have been a marginal subsidyman.)
   Lambeth, Prince Highness liberty, paid 5s. Irish contribution 1642 (Cliff Webb, Surrey Contributors ..., typescript book in PRO).

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Bartlett, John.
   Ruler 1646, 47.
   Of Lambeth, aged 20 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.28b).
   Lambeth, Prince Highness liberty, paid 5s. Irish contribution 1642 (Cliff Webb, Surrey Contributors ..., typescript book in PRO).
   A royal waterman, paid off 1649 (signed name) (SP 17/21) [*see rep. 59].

Blackman, Thomas.
   Ruler ____, 1643.
   ('Blakeman') of St. Saviour's parish [Southwark], aged 58 in Feb. 1628/9, 'seaman' (SP 16/135[4], fo.15b).
    Clink liberty (St. Saviours, Southwark), parliamentary assessment 1642, paid 3s. for his own property, and 12s. for rented property (PRO, E 179/187/469, membrane 1a).

Bleake, Thomas.
   Elected ruler 1647 (didn't serve).
   Of Gravesend, aged 40 in in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.6a).
   Master of one of the five Gravesend tiltboats in 1636 (Humpherus, I, p.228).
   Gravesend parliamentary assessment 1642, paid 1s. 4d., owed 1s. 3d. (total 2s. 7d.) (PRO, E 179/128/653, *).

Bonnick, Nathaniel.
   Ruler 1655.
   Of Hammersmith, aged 22 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.35b).
   Agent (collector?) for one of Col. Hewson's regiments under the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; to have 20 for services rendered, and to enable him to go to Ireland, Nov. 1649 (CSPD 1649-50, pp.386-7, 388).

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Brafferton, John.
   Ruler 1639, 40.
   Master of one of the five Gravesend tilt-boats in 1636, when he was fined 5 for running it aground while drunk (Humpherus, I, p.228; cf. Cruden, History of Gravesend [1843], pp.303, 302).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection).

Bray, Thomas.
   Ruler 1631.
   Of Greenwich, aged 50 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.9a).
   [*entries in 1644 assessment] (Trans. Greenwich & Lewisham Antiq. Soc., VI [1963], pp.55, 61, 72)].
   The Thomas Bray (also of Greenwich) involved in transporting stolen gunpowder in the 1650s (see Chapter 6, subsection 'Royalist Conspirators?') may have been the above's son.

Bromwich (Bromage), William.
   Ruler 1650, 52, 53, 57, 58.
   Of Lovelane precinct, St. Mary-at-Hill parish, Billingsgate ward in 1641: he, his wife, and his sister Jane paid a total of 1s. poll tax. (This total does not make sense. W B may have paid his poll tax at Waterman's Hall.) (PRO, E 179/252/3, Billingsgate and Lime Street poll tax, facing 23; cf. 26).
   Pressmaster, 1650s; was paid 100 for impressing 500 watermen on two occasions in 1657 and 1658 (CSPD 1657-58, pp.401, 412; CSPD 1658-59, p.406).
   Cf. complaint of one William Bromwich of London about a lease of a sequestrated estate [*date?], claimed mortgaged for a debt of 1,250 owing to him (Mary Anne Everitt Greene, ed., Calendar of the Committee for Compounding, part 3, p.2360); cf. James Haynes

Buckland, Richard.
   Ruler 1642 (misspelled 'Bluckland'*).
   Of Kingston, aged 24 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.32a).


* There were a number of watermen named 'Buckland' at Kingston, including Richard (see, e.g., SP 16/135[4], fos.31-32), but I have never come across the name 'Bluckland'.

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Burn(h)am, Thomas.
   Ruler 1627, 28, 32, 33, 36.
   Of Sabbstairs, London, King's waterman, aged 42 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.43b).
   Of 'Bare' [Bear] Quay, St. Dunstan East parish, rental value of his house 10 p.a. ('moderated by ¼') in 1638 (Dale, p.51).
   Bear Quay precinct, Tower ward, paid 1s. assessment March 1645/6 (a surprisingly small amount, in view of the value of his house) (PRO, E 179/147/580, membrane 3b).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection).
A King's waterman; paid off 1649 (signed name) (LC 3/1, fo.12a, July 1641; SP 17/21, towards end of vol.).

Bursey, Robert.
   Ruler 1642.
   Of Greenwich, aged 45 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.7b).
   Householder of Greenwich, paid 3s 4d. parliamentary assessment in 1644 (Trans. Greenwich & Lewisham Archl. Soc., VI, p.44).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection).

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Chambers, Edmund.
   Ruler 1628, *?29, 36, *?37.
   Of St. Olave's parish, [Southwark], Feb. 1628/9 (SP 16/135[4], fo.13b).
   Will, 1641: left 20 in money, and various items, including his boat to his two 'servants' (watermen, evidently) (GLRO, Surrey Archdeaconry Court, register of wills 1639-48, fo.166a & b, registered 20 Sept. 1641).

Church, Jos(h)ua.
   A leader of the revolt of 1631-32, and of the revolution of 1641-42 (see Chapter 3 and Chapter 4).
   Of St. Saviours upper ground [Southwark], aged 28 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 3 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.23a).

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Consett, Thomas.
   Ruler 1628, 29, 32, 33, 34, 38.
   Two Thomas Consetts, both of Barnes, Feb. 1628/9:- one aged 44, the other 70 [presumably son and father]; neither had then made a naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.30b).
   Thomas Consett junior, Barnes, subsidy 4 Charles I (1628-29), assessed at 6 for his lands (PRO, E 179/186/436).
   Cf. Anne Consett, widow, Barnes, subsidy 16 Charles I (1640-41), assessed at 1 for her lands (PRO, E 179/147/448)

Co(o)m(b)es, Robert.
   Ruler 1640 (part), 41, 53, 60, 61.
   Two R Cs, both of Putney, Feb. 1628/9:-
(1) aged 36, 2 naval voyages then credited;
(2) aged 32, 4 naval voyages then credited.
(SP 16/135[4], fo.30a & b).
   Coombes, Robt, Putney, 4 hearths, 1664; also Coombes, widow, Putney, 1 hearth, 1664 (Meekings, pp.40, 38).

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Crispine, John.
   Ruler 1642.
   Of Westminster, aged 40 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.36b).
   Of Millway, Westminster, paid 1s. poll tax in 1641 (his wife paid 6d.) (PRO, E 179/253/10) (n.b. Westminster apparently distinguished a basic householder rate - of 1s. There was no warrant for this in the parliamentary Act, which merely specified a minimum adult payment of 6d.).

Dutton, Hugh.
   Ruler 1642.
   Attached to Old Swan stairs [City of London]; aged 44 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had no naval voyage credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.41b).
Apparently held a house jointly with one Samuel Higs in St. Lawrence Poultney parish, London, of 2 annual rental value ('moderated by ¼') in 1638 (Dale, p.86).
   Of the seventh precinct in St. Lawrence Poultney, paid 6d. poll tax (the basic rate) in 1641 (Soc. of Genealogists, 'London Poll Tax 1641: Dowgate Ward', typescript book in GL).
   A King's waterman; paid off, Dec. 1649 (signed with mark) (PRO LC 3/1, fo.12a, July 1641; SP 17/21, towards end of vol.).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection).

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Edwyn, Thomas.
   Ruler 1621, 22, 26, 27, 30, 31.
   Of the Three Cranes, [St. Martin Vintry, London], aged 80 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.41a).
   Broad Lane, St. Martin Vintry, rental value of his house 3 p.a. ('moderated by ¼') in 1638 (Dale, p.132).

Evans, Aron.
   Ruler 1630, 31.
   Of Kingston, aged 53 in Feb. 1628/9, one naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.31b).
   Paid 2s 6d. Irish contribution, Kingston, 1642 (Webb, Surrey Contributors ... typescript book in PRO).
   Will made 1645; proved 1653: owned three tenements in and near Thames Street, Kingston, including the 'White Lyon' in Thames Street; also boats, barges, leases etc; sons Oliver [next] and Thomas (PRO, PROB 11/*).

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Evans, Oliver.
   Ruler 1665, 66.
   Son of above.
   Of Kingston, aged 20 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.31b).
   A king's waterman; paid off 1649 (PRO, LC 3/1, fo.12a, July 1641; SP 17/21, towards end of vol.).
   One Oliver Evans, Kingston subsidy 1641, assessed at 1 for his lands (PRO, E 179/188/484).
   2s. Irish contribution, Kingston, 1642 (Cliff Webb, Surrey Contributors ..., typescript book in PRO).
   15s. 'Free and Voluntary Present' to Charles II, Kingston, Sept. 1661 (West Surrey Family History Soc., no. 2, p.35).

Fosse, John.
   Ruler 1630, 37, 38.
   Of Billingsgate [City of London], aged 38 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.43a).
   St. Botolph Billingsgate, probate inventory total 83 6s 8d, 1638 (i.e. he had died) (GL, MS 9050/7, Archdeaconry Court of London, probate act book, VII, fo.25b).

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Foster, William.
   Ruler 1648.
   Of Ratcliff [Stepney parish, Middlesex] in Feb. 1628/9 (no details of age or naval voyages given) (SP 16/135[4], fo.46b).
   One William Foster paid 6s. hearth tax for a 3-hearth house in 'Tower Extra', by the Tower of London, 14 Ch II. The house was empty; he was the owner. (PRO, E 179/253/16, membrane 2b.).

Gore (Goore), Edward.
   Ruler 1644.
   Of Paris Garden, St. Saviour's, Southwark, parliamentary assessment 1642, paid 3s. (?for his own property) (PRO, E 179/187/469, membrane 2a).

abbreviations

Greene, Richard.
   Ruler 1641.
   Of Battersea, aged 37 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.29a).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection).
   4 hearths, Battersea, 1664 (Meekings, p.67).

Harris, Robert.
   Master of one of the five Gravesend tilt-boats in 1636 (Humpherus, I, p.228).
   Of Gravesend, aged 44 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 4 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.6a).
   Gravesend parliamentary assessment, 1642, 2s 2d. paid, 1s 3d. still owing (total 3s 5d.) (PRO, E 179/28/653).

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Haynes (Haines), James.
   Ruler 1621, 22, 32.
   Of St. Saviour's [Southwark], aged 58 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.20a).
   'Old Paris Garden' liberty, Southwark, subsidy 1628, assessed at 3 for his goods (he was an assessor) (PRO, E 179/186/432).
   A lessee of two properties in Old Paris Garden in 1637, which he in turn let out to tenants (SP 16/359, fos.125, 127).

Hill, Christopher.
   Ruler 1662, 67 ... 76 (elected, didn't serve) ....
   Of Greenwich, aged 17 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (unsurprisingly) (SP 16/135[4], fo.9a).
   Parliamentary assessment, Greenwich, 1644, paid 3s 4d. for rented property (Trans. Greenwich & Lewisham Antiq. Soc., VI, p.55).
   A royal waterman; paid off 1649 (signed with mark) (PRO, LC 3/1, fo.12a, July 1641; SP 17/21, towards end of vol.).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection)

Hobson, Dennis.
   Ruler 1649, 50.
   Of St. Saviour's upper ground [Southwark], aged 26 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.24a: next-but-one entry, Richard Perkins.
   Paris Garden [St. Saviour's parish], parliamentary assessment 1642, paid 1s 4d for rented property (PRO, E 179/187/469, membrane 2a).

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Howe, James.
   Ruler 1633, 34, 38.
   Of St. Saviour's [Southwark], aged 45 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.20a).
   Subsidy, Old Paris Garden, St. Saviour's, 1641, assessed at 4 for his goods (PRO, E 179/186/452, membrane 1b).
   Paris Garden, parliamentary assessment 1642, paid 8s for his own property and a total of 1 4s 6d for three rented properties (PRO, E 179/187/469, membrane 2a).
   A royal waterman; paid off 1649 (signed name) (PRO, LC 3/1, fo.12a, July 1641; SP 17/21, towards end of vol.).

Kettle, George.
   Ruler 1644.
   Of Horseydown [Southwark], aged 30 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.11a).
   St. Olave's parish, subsidy tax 1641, rated at 1 for his lands (PRO, E 179/186/455).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection).
   Assessed for 3 hearths, St. Olave's, seventh precinct, 1664 (PRO, E 179/186/432, p.82).
   Will proved 1665: his probate inventory showed he had 80 gross in moveable goods, or 60 after debts were deducted (PRO, PROB 11/317, quire 73; PROB 4/18162, July 1665)

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Kirkham, John.
   Ruler 1637, 38.
   Of St. Saviour's [Southwark], aged 54 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.14b).
   Parliamentary assessment, 1642, Clink liberty, St. Saviour's parish, 2s. for his own property (PRO, E 179/187/469, membrane 1a).

Lacy, George.
   Ruler 1642.
   Of Lambeth, aged 43 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 4 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.28a).
   Paid 1s 4d. local assessment, Lord Archbishop's liberty, Lambeth, Mar. 1637/8. Collector for the poor, 1643 (Surrey Record Society, XX, pp.120, 135).
Paid 1s. Irish contribution, same liberty, Lambeth, 1642 (Cliff Webb, Surrey Contributors ..., typescript book in PRO).

abbreviations

Lowe, Thomas.
   Ruler 1644.
   Clerk of the Watermen's Company (see Chapter 2).
   Of Pepper Alley, St. Saviour's [Southwark], aged 25 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.42b).
   ('Loe') Clink liberty, 2s. parliamentary assessment, 1642 (PRO, E 179/187/469, membrane 1b).

Lucas, Andrew.
   Ruler 1623, 24, 34, 35.
   Churchwarden of St. Saviour's parish, Southwark, appointed 3 March 1637/8, for the Clink liberty and upper ground (GLRO, P 92/SAV/450, p.568).

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Meirs (Mears, Mires), Christopher.
   Ruler 1630, 35.
   Attached to Sabbstairs, London; a queen's watermen, aged 59 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.43b).
   Of Harp Lane, St. Dunstan East parish, rental value of his house 3 p.a. ('moderated by ¼') in 1638 (Dale, p.50).
   Paid off as royal waterman, 1649 (signed name) (SP 17/21, towards end of vol.) (signed document with mark in 1636: see Parry, David)

Nelson, Nicholas.
   Ruler 1643.
   Of Gravesend, trumpeter, aged 22 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 6 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.5b).
   Gravesend, parliamentary assessment 1642, paid 1s 4d, owed 1s 3d: total 2s 7d. (PRO, E 179/128/653).

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Nowell, John.
   Ruler 1644, 45, 64.
   Of the Three Cranes [St. Martin Vintry parish, London], aged 23 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.40b).
   Cf. Henry Nowell of Tennis Court Lane, St. Martin Vintry [= father?], rental value of house 2 p.a. ('moderated by ¼') in 1638 (Dale, p.134).
   Wife and two servants (Tho. Vernon and William Adams) paid a total of 1s 6d. poll tax, 1641 (PRO, E 179/252/3, Billingsgate & Lime Street poll tax, 31).
   Cf. of St. Olave's [Southwark], ninth precinct, assessed at 3 hearths, 1664 (PRO, E 179/257/7, p.92).

Parker, Christopher.
   Ruler 1644, 45, 59, 60 (to 22 May).
   The generality of watermen charged the rulers in 1641 with having extorted 40s. from him before his apprenticeship had expired (Taylor, Commons Petition, p.8).
   expelled from rulership, 22 May 1660, for having promoted the Humble Address and Congratulation (along with Thomas Price and Augustus Williams, q.v.) (see Chapter 6).

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Parry, David.
   Ruler 1625, 26, 32, 35, 36.
   Attached to Sabbstairs; a queen's waterman, aged 56 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 7 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.43b).
   Will made, 15 Nov. 1636: waterman of St. Dunstan East parish, London; left 250 to his four daughters, rest of goods to his wife; signed with mark; Christopher Meirs (q.v.) a witness (also signed with mark) (Lambeth Palace Library, Court of Arches, VH 95/1482). Buried 22 Nov. 1636 (Harleian Society, LXIX, p.205).
   Cf. widow Parry of Harp Lane, St Dunstan East, householder, in 1638 (Dale, p.50).

Peirce, John.
   Ruler 1632, 33, 40, 41.
   Of Greenwich, aged 44 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.7b) .
   (There was another John Peirce of Greenwich, aged 50 on the same date, a boatswain with 20 voyages to his credit, who thus seems unlikely to have been a ruler [ibid, fo.8a]).
   John Peirce senior, Greenwich parliamentary assessment, 1644, paid 5s. for rented property and 5s. for his personal estate (another John Peirce, junior evidently, paid 2s 6d. for rented property) (Trans. Greenwich & Lewisham Antiq. Soc., VI, pp.55, 64).

abbreviations

Perkins, Richard.
   Ruler 1644.
   Of St. Saviour's upper ground [Southwark], aged 39 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.24b).
   A signatory of the watermen's democracy petition of 10 March 1641 (Lords MSS).
   Cf. Richard Perkins of Kent Street, Newington*, holder of 3-hearth house, not chargeable for the hearth tax (C A F Meekings, Surrey Hearth Tax 1664, p.*).

Platt, Edward/Edmond.
   Ruler 1625, 26.
   Of St. Saviour's [Southwark], aged 60 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 3 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.20a).
   Old Paris Garden liberty, St Saviour's parish, subsidy 1628, assessed at 3 for his goods (PRO, E 179/186/432).

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Powell, Richard.
   Ruler 1650, 51.
   (a) One of St. Saviour's parish, upper ground [Southwark], aged 32 in Feb. 1628/9; (b) one of Westminster, aged 33 in Feb. 1628/9 (PRO SP 16/135 [4], fos. 24r, 36v).
   A waterman of Millway, Westminster, paid 1s. poll tax in 1641 (the basic householder rate in Westminster: see Crispine, John) (his wife paid 6d.) (PRO E 179/253/10, no fol.) (the same schedule also records that he and his wife owed the same amounts, 1s. and 6d. respectively, but this cannot be correct because the assessment for a wife was 6d. only.).

Price, Mathew.
   Ruler 1643.
   Of Queenhythe [St. Michael parish, London], aged 30 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.40b).
   Hoogin Lane [now Huggin Hill], St. Michael Queenhythe, rental value of his house 3 p.a. ('moderated by ¼') (Dale, p.151).

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Price, Thomas.
   Ruler 1647, 48, 59, 60.
   Of St. Saviour's upper ground [Southwark], aged 35 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.22b).
   Paris Garden [St Saviour's parish], parliamentary assessment 1642, paid 2 for rented property (PRO, E 179/187/469, membrane 2a).
   Name to watermen's royalist petition of 18 July 1648 (Lords MSS, parchment collection).
   Expelled from rulership, 22 May 1660, for having promoted the Humble Address and Congratulation (as also Augustus Williams and Christopher Parker, q.v.) (rep. 67, fos.56b, 82a).

Russell, Henry.
   Ruler 1640, 41.
   Of Tower Wharf [by the Tower of London], aged 29 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made one naval voyage (SP 16/135[4], fo.44a).
   Parish of All Hallows, Barking, his house rated at 2 rental value p.a. ('moderated by ¼') in 1638 (Dale, p.7).

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Rowe, Thomas.
   Ruler 1645.
   ('Roe') of Horseydown, quartermaster, aged 32 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 6 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.11a).
   St. Olave's parish, 'the land side', [Southwark], subsidy tax 1641, rated at 1 for his lands (PRO, E 179/186/455).
   Will proved May 1656: no details of estate (PRO, Prob 11/255, quire 175).

Shugbury (Shuck-; -borowe, -borough), William.
   Assistant in 1649 (rep. 59, fo.366b).
   A leader of the revolt of 1631-32 (see Chapter 3, section 'The Revolt of 1631-32').
   Of Horseydown, aged 40 in Feb. 1628/9, no naval voyage then credited (SP 16/135[4], fo.11b).
   St. Olave's parish, 'the water side', [Southwark], subsidy tax 1641, rated at 1 for his lands (PRO, E 179/186/455).

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Smith, Gilbert.
   Ruler 1643.
   Of Lambeth, aged 30 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 2 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.28b).
   Lambeth, Lord Archbishop's liberty, 1s 4d. churchwardens' assessment, Mar. 1637/8 (ratings ranged from (9s 6d. to 1s.); collector for the poor, 1642; sidesman, 1646; churchwarden, 1662 (Surrey Record Society, XX, p.121).
   1s. Irish contribution 1642 (Cliff Webb, Surrey Contributors..., typescript book in PRO).
   3-hearth house, chargeable for hearth tax, 1664 (C A F Meekings, Surrey Hearth Tax 1664, p.*).

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Warner, Richard.
   Ruler *.
   Of Greenwich, master of the barges to James I.
   Will proved 1625: 100 to grandchild Richard Gardner; all his freehold lands, tenements, leases etc. to his son Nowell; bequests to other people to the sum of hundreds of pounds (PRO, PROB 11/147, quire 24).

Washbourne, Thomas.
   Deputy State's bargemaster under the Commonwealth and Protectorate (see Chapter 6).
   Clink liberty, St. Saviour's parish, Southwark, parliamentary assessment 1642, paid 3s. for his own property (PRO, E 179/187/469, membrane 1a).

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Williams, Augustus.
   Ruler 1659, 60 (to 22 May).
   Of St. Saviour's [Southwark], aged 22 in Feb. 1628/9, when he had made 2 naval voyages (SP 16/135[4], fo.18b).
   Expelled from rulership, 22 May 1660, for having promoted the Humble Address and Congratulation (as also Thomas Price and Christopher Parker, q.v.) (rep. 67, fos.56b, 82a) (see Chapter 6).
   Will, 1662: of St. Saviour's, Southwark; 44 to daughters and funeral expenses; rest of goods to widow, debts and expenses being first paid (PRO, PROB 11/*, quire *).


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