TYNE BUILT SHIPS
A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

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Shipbuilder: William Gilley, South Shields (1787 - 1791)

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1787:
William Oswell & William Gilley building ships at Metcalf's Dock. See HERE
06/09/1788:

Co-Partneship between William Oswell & William Gilley, dissolved amicably, Shipbuilders. All persons who are endebted to the said Partnership are requested immediately to pay their respective debts to Mr William Gilley.
12/03/1791:
William Gilley, Shipbuilder of South Shields, bankrupt.
12/11/1791:

To Let. Commodious Yard & Landing at South Shields, lately in the occupation of William Gilley, Shipbuilder, together with a Dwelling-house, Blacksmith's Shop and a Warehouse.

Above details courtesy of Amy C Flagg

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1787 Three Brothers
1788 Arabella
1788 Robert & Sally
1789 Eleanor
1789 Goldthorp
1789 Nelly
1790 Howard
1791 Zephyr
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