|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Mariner occupation||Carpenter, One of the Company|
|Associated with ship(s)||Eagle (Master: George Rymond)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Gilbertus Lilley|
|Has signoff text||Gillbert Lillee|
|Signoff image||(Invalid transcription image)|
|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||35|
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|Allegation start page(s)|
|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/63 f.169v Annotate|
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|Act book date(s)|
|Personal answer date(s)|
|Deposition date(s)||May 9 1650|
|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||Merchant ship|
|Silver Ship litigation in 1650s|
|Role in Silver Ship litigation||None|
Gillbert Lillee (alt. Gilbertus Lilley) (b. ca. 1615; d. ?). Shipwright ("Naupegus").
Carpenter on board the Eagle (Master: George Rymond) sailing from London to Virginia and back.
Resident in 1650 in Ipswich in the county of Suffolk.
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Thirty-five year old Gillbert Lillee deposed on May 9th 1650 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Reymond con Bourne".
The case concerned a voyage to Virginia to fetch tobacco. Gillbert Lillee stated that he was "one of the said shipps companie and was carpenter abord her from her goeing out upon the said voyage untill her returne againe".
Lillee describes a voyage of great difficulty, with the ship encountering two violent storms. The first was 150 leagues from Virginia, with the seas so heavy that they broke the great cabin's windows and put the ship at risk of being cast away. The second hit the ship near the island of Scilley. It was of such violence, raged so high "that for the preservation of the said ship and her ladeing together with the lives of the companie abord her, they were forced to beare an extraordinarye presse saile".