William Wallis


NationalityBritish 
RolesShip Builder 

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1787 Launched No. 1 Chain Boat , Chain Boat at Blackwall - London BWAS-1714
11.1.1796 Launched Raven (18) , Sloop at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
27.7.1804 Launched Biter (12) , Gun-brig at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
17.7.1806 Launched Goshawk (16) , Sloop at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
30.7.1806 Launched Challenger (16) , Sloop at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
14.7.1813 Launched Ister (36) , Frigate at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
6.4.1814 Launched Alpheus (36) , Frigate at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793


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Posted by Carl Nelson on Saturday 3rd of April 2021 12:48

The Wallis brothers & sons had various shipyards around Blackwall, settling at 1 Orchard Place (Leamouth) during the Napoleonic war. When ship building was moved to India at the conclusion, like many other London yards, they went bankrupt. Many of the family later started smaller yards at various London sites.
William lived 1754-1814. He married secondly Mary Piper in 1784. His father & grandfather were shipwrights and from a long line of Woolwich caulkers and ships carpenters. His stepmother Rebecca Crispin was g-grandaughter of William Crispin, an Acting Rear Adm. and right hand of Sir William Penn. Their Orchard Place yard was sold to the Brunels.

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