Indentured Servants | Gilliams of Virginia

GILLIAMs Arriving as Indentured Servants
Updated March 23, 2016

Background
Thousands of immigrants contracted themselves for labor to come to the new world, some to the Chesapeake region and others to the West Indies.

London and Bristol, England, contributed the largest numbers by far. Bristol alone registered about 10,000 emigrants.



Overview
Several GILLIAMs arrived as indentured servants. Indentured GILLIAMs whose destination was the West Indies—Barbados, Nevis, etc. have been included. None of these GILLIAMs have been identified. It is possible that Mary GWILLIM whose agent was John Mason and whose date of Indenture was September 13 1675 may be related to the Gilliams and Masons of Albemarle Parish.


Servant Information Name: John GWILLIAM
Place of Origin: Edlain, Radnor
Agent Information Name: Thomas Woodward
Occupation: woollen draper
Place of Origin: Bristol
Date of Indenture: June 4 1655
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Barbados

Servant Information Name: William GWILLIAM
Agent Information Name: John Deffield
Date of Indenture: August 30 1662
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Virginia

Servant Information Name: Lodwick GWILLIAM
Agent Information Name: John Water
Date of Indenture: December 15 1662
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Barbados

Servant Information Name: Katherine GWILLIAM
Agent Information Name: Henry Rich
Date of Indenture: October 17 1665
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Virginia

Servant Information Name: John GWILLIAM
Agent Information Name: Phillip Jones
Date of Indenture: February 23 1672
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination:
Ship: Nevis Merchant

Servant Information Name: John GWILLIAM
Agent Information Name: Robert Parsmon
Date of Indenture: February 19 1674
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Virginia

Servant Information Name: Mary GWILLIM
Agent Information Name: John Mason
Date of Indenture: September 13 1675
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Virginia

Servant Information Name: Robert GILLUM
Agent Information Name: John Orchard
Date of Indenture: April 30 1677
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Jamaica
Ship: Primrose

Servant Information Name: John GWILLIAM
Agent Information Name: James Cicell
Date of Indenture: February 23 1680
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Nevis
Ship: Constant Martha

Servant Information Name: Thomas GILLMAN
Agent Information Name: John Ring
Date of Indenture: August 16 1680
Indenture Length: 4 years
Destination: Virginia
Ship: Nevis Merchant
Notes: 4 yrs Virginia by Nevis Merchant, Mr. Arthur Grant


Sources
  • Registers of Servants Sent to Foreign Plantations, 1654 - 1686, Virtual Jamestown. www.virtualjamestown.org