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    Got a much earlier one!

    https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Cruising_Voyage_Round_the_World/e1GmdIw7fpgC
    1709, an injured captain wrote;
    “I being not able to move my self, was hoisted in a Chair out of the Ship, and also out of the boat into [another ship] the Batchelor”