John Porter (1634 - 1684) MP

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Danvers, Essex, MA
Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: Steven Kelley
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About John Porter

Occupation: a mariner. No known marriage or children

At his trial, he was noted to have taken two loads of tanned hides to Barbados, becoming the first to export hides.

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Was in prison in 1665, for abuse of his parents; in fact he was a bad fellow. His case was taken up against the colony by the royal commissioners, which made a great stir among the people at the time. In June 1683, when giving evidence in court, he stated his age to be 65. In 1681, he gave it as 52; and his counsel before the royal commissioners, in 1665, stated his age to be about 30, which was probable correct.

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  • REF: Savage: Imprisoned 1665 at Boston for abuse of his parents. Got 150 pounds from father's will - less than one 15th part of the estate

Sources

  1. The History of Salem Massachusetts, volume II, 1638-1670 by Sidney Perley. Page: p161

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1634
1634
England
1684
March 16, 1684
Age 50
Danvers, Essex, MA
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