Thomas Wills

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Thomas Wills
Person Thomas Wills
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Wills
Spouse of
Widow of
Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Boatswain
Associated with ship(s) Margaret (Master: Robert ffox)
Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s)
Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text Thomas Wills
Has signoff text Tho: Wills
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Language skills English language
Has interpreter
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Birth country
Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
Res province
Res country England
Birth year 1610
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First deposition age 44
Primary sources
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.117r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Sep 4 1654
How complete is this biography?
Has infobox completed Yes
Has synthesis completed No
Has HCA evidence completed No
Has source comment completed No
Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

Thomas Wills (b. ca. 1610; d. ?). Mariner.

Boatswain of the ship the Margaret (Mastr: Robert ffox).

Resident in 1654 in Shadwell in the parish of Stepney.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-four year old Thomas Wills deposed on September 4th 1654 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation in the case of "Captaine Benjamin Crandley Arthur Bayly and companie owners of the vessell the Margaret of which Robert ffox is Master against the vessell the Mayfflower of which William White was master, and her tackle and furniture and againe the said William White."[1]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/70 f.117r