|Secondary shorebased occupation|
|Associated with ship(s)||Small Mallaga Merchant (Master: John Thompson)|
|Is apprentice of|
|Was apprentice of|
|Has opening text||Robert Dillick|
|Has signoff text||Robert Dilleek|
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|Language skills||English language|
|First deposition age||42|
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|Deposition start page(s)||HCA 13/70 f.653r Annotate|
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|Deposition date(s)||Nov 23 1655|
|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|
Robert Dilleek (b. ca. 1613; d. ?). Mariner.
Cooper on the Small Mallaga Marchant (Master: John Thompson).
Evidence from High Court of Admiralty
Forty-two year old Robert Dilleek deposed on November 23rd 1655 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of John Thompson and company in "A businesse of examination of witnesses on the part and behalfe of John Thompson and company owners of the shipp the Small Mallega Merchant and her lading concerning the seizure of the said shipp and lading at Hispaniola at or neere Santa Domingo by subiects of the king of Spaine, and concerning the imprisonment of the said Thompson and his men there".
According to Robert Dilleek his ship was sailing betweek salt Turtadas and New England when she was plundered by a French man of war of all her victuals and provisions. The Small Mallega Merchant was forced to put into a Hispaniola, near the harbour of Santa Domingo, to seek new victuals and provisions. His ship put out a flag of truce and allegedly the Governor of the island agreed to her revictualling. However, when she came into harbour she was plundered of her salt and lading and the master and crew taken prisoner. According to Dilleek the ship was worth £2400, which was the value she would have reached if sold in New England.