William Wilkinson

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William Wilkinson
Person William Wilkinson
First name William
Middle name(s)
Last name Wilkinson
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Occupation Mariner
Secondary shorebased occupation
Mariner occupation Pilot
Associated with ship(s)
Training Not apprentice
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Was apprentice of
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Citizen Unknown
Literacy Signature
Has opening text William Wilkinson
Has signoff text William Wilkinson
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Language skills English language
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Res street Shadwell
Res parish Stepney
Res town
Res county Middlesex
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Res country England
Birth year 1601
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First deposition age 56
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.532v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Feb 3 1657
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Has infobox completed Yes
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Ship classification
Type of ship Merchant ship
Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
Role in Silver Ship litigation None

Biographical synthesis

William Wilkinson (b. ca. 1601; d. ?). Mariner.

Pilot of the William of London in December 1654 from London to the Downs.

Resident in 1657 in Shadwell.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Fifty-six year old William Wilkinson deposed on February 3rd 1657 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of William Watts on the case of "Ewers against Watts"[1]

William Wilkinson stated that he was hired by Phillip Ewers to pilot the ship the William of London to the Downs at the start of her voyage to Virginia. Th eevents took place in December 1654.[2]

Comment on sources

  1. HCA 13/71 f.532v
  2. HCA 13/71 f.532v