Habbakuk Wyley

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1692CSORN
A.K.A.WilyADM 1/5253
Last Known Service12.6.1718CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
16921693Vulture (28), MasterADM 1/5253
19.5.1692 Battle of Barfleur 
28.1.1692/93 Habbakuk Wily, Master, HMS Vulture. Crime: Embezzlement. Verdict: Acquitted. Comments: This was malicious prosecution by James Hunt, cook of the Vulture.ADM 1/5253
1694 Friendly Society (36), Master and Commanding OfficerNMMWH
19.1.1701/2 Lieutenant ADM 6/6/135CSORN
19.1.1701/29.4.1703Grafton (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/6
20.4.170420.8.1706Namur (96), First Lieutenant ADM 6/8/73ADM 6/8
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
21.8.170625.10.1706Boyne (80), First Lieutenant ADM 6/9/9ADM 6/9
17.9.17073.10.1708Gosport (42), Lieutenant ADM 6/9/92ADM 6/9
4.10.17082.8.1710Bedford (70), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/9/188ADM 6/9
3.8.17102.10.1711Bedford (70), First Lieutenant ADM 6/11/83
Commission confirmed 22.11.1710
ADM 6/11
3.10.17118.7.1715Launceston (42), Lieutenant ADM 6/11/164ADM 6/11
9.7.171512.6.1718Crown (50), First Lieutenant ADM 6/12/75
Commission confirmed 31.7.1716
ADM 6/12

Notes on Officer


Possibly the Habakkuk Wily baptised in Tynemouth, Northumberland 2 April 1666.

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Posted by Susan on Saturday 5th of October 2019 13:47

There was a Habbakuk Wiles buried at Tynemouth 30 Sep 1667. It is noted in the register: Master. and Mariner. (the ships fired their guns all ye time they brought him up to the Church and all ye time he was burying)

Posted by Sarah Crowley on Saturday 15th of December 2012 00:43

In 1703 Habakkuk Wiles was the Commanding Officer of the transport ship Asia which took soldiers to the West Indies.
On the return voyage the Asia was wrecked at Spithead during the great storm of November 1703 and everyone on board was lost. Does anyone know anything about the Asia?

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