Captain William GAY 1820 – 1880

William GAY was indentured on the 18th January 1835 at the age of 15 to G. H. Thompson of Liverpool.

Much research on his life has been done and can be found at the following website,


Yews to Eucalypts

Whitehead Moss and Beyond


The Maritime Records and Research Centre has a number of documents relating to William Gay’s life at sea and these are shown below.