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    Default Benjamin Gillam - shipwright

    Working through my ancestry, I discovered Benjamin Gillam variously described as a ship carpenter and a shipwright. He arrived in Boston in 1634. His son Joseph was a ship captain that was somehow involved in voyages to Hudson's Bay and founding of the Hudson's Bay Company in England. His wife, Ann Last, apparently was imprisoned there because she refused to go to church. I was just curious if folks in that part of the country had heard of this family, whether there are any physical remains of their presence there, or any other information.

    Thanks in advance for any information.

    Gary Davis

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    Default Re: Benjamin Gillam - shipwright

    You might try contacting the Peabody Museum and Essix Institute (now merged) in Salem, MA. Salem was a bigger port in this days than Boston.

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    Default Re: Benjamin Gillam - shipwright

    Thanks Thad. I'll give them a shout.

    Gary

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