This whole thing is so hilarious that I have reproduced it completely.  You can easily enough find our two Gill pirates.  It seems that these pirates were captured by British warships, and in court, they all seem to have pleaded that they were simply captives of the pirates.  Nobody was a real pirate!  Read it for yourself.  It is pretty funny (well, not if you were one of the pirates!).  Details are in the link at the bottom.   I assume these people were all hung, but this record does not state the outcome of the trial.

Copyright THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA. These are search results from their wonderful on-line records.   This particular record is a British record pertaining to Virginia.  It is found in their VIRGINIA COLONIAL RECORDS DATABASE CATALOG CARD, S. R. Number [SR 04176, Reel_Number 493, the original records are to be found in the" Public Record Office Class H.C.A. 1/26, Title High Court of Admiralty: Oyer & Terminer Records, Dates 1700.

  1. Name Aldrich. John, SEE ALSO Aldred John.
  2. Name Crawley, Richard -- 1700, SR 04176 p. 7.
  3. Name Hoysley, John SEE ALSO Halsey, John.
  4. Name Hriggoen Brothers SEE Hirogoyen Brothers.
  5. Name Lavigne & Simon SEE Simon & Lavigne.
  6. Name Lympany, John -- 1700, SR 04176. p. 1.
  7. Name Man, Joseph -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 3.
  8. Name Roanne, -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 5.
  9. Name Rodding, Andrew -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p 7
  10. Name Johnson, John--pirate-- 1700, SR 04176, p 5,7
  11. Name Aldrich. John -- captain of warship. H.M.S. Essex -- 1700, SR 04176, P.2
  12. Name Andersen. Michael -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p 8
  13. Name Anthoine, John -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p 5
  14. Name Bernard, --pirate-- 1700, SR 04176, p. 5-7, 9.
  15. Name Bidall, John -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176. p. 7.
  16. Name Blaine. Francis -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p. 4.
  17. Name Bois, Peter-- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. p.5.
  18. Name Bonsou. Lewis -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. p. 8.
  19. Name Boy, Charles -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. p.7.
  20. Name Boye, Francois -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. p. 8.
  21. Name Cerkelis, Abraham -- sailor -- 1700, SR 04176. p. 2.
  22. Name Champon. Peter -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p 5
  23. Name Chapaille, Jerome La -- 1700, SR 04176. p. 6.
  24. Name Chevallier, Peter -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p 5
  25. Name Clerge. Peter -- Pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. D. 8.
  26. Name Conte, Francois Le -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176. p 6
  27. Name Court, Anthony -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p 8
  28. Name Coulison, Isaac -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176 p. 4.
  29. Name Croisier, Isaac -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176. p 8
  30. Name Daniell. Michel -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176. p. 5.
  31. Name Delavigne, Francis -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p. 4.
  32. Name Delony, , Capt. -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p. 5. 7, 8.
  33. Name Deymouth, Charles -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 5.
  34. Name Dubois, Jean -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. p 5
  35. Name Dubois, John -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p 9-10
  36. Name Dupois, Elias -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. p 5
  37. Name Espine, Stephen -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176. p 7
  38. Name Evans. David -- sailor-- 1700. SR 04176. p 10
  39. Name Evory, , Captain--pirate-- I 697 SR 04176 ,p. 10,11
  40. Name Foutmont, John -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176 p. 5.
  41. Name Gill, Christopher-- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p 5
  42. Name Gill, Germain -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p. 6.
  43. Name Gourdet, John -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p. 4.
  44. Name Gow, Peter -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p 5
  45. Name Grand Maison, Peter -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 9.
  46. Name Guttar. Lewis -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p. . 1-9.
  47. Name Haniel, Hans -- master of ship: Friendship -- 1700, SR 04176. p 1
  48. Name Hoysley, John -- sailor -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 2-3.
  49. Name Hubart, Francois -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176, p. 6.
  50. Name Hunco, Reynol -- pirate -- 1700, SR 041 76, p . 5.
  51. Name Huno, Reynert -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p.. 10.
  52. Name Hunt. William -- sailor-- 1700. SR 04176. P. 2-3.
  53. Name Imber, Raphael – pirate – 1700 SR 04176 p. 9.
  54. Name Jollyboy, Peter -- pirate – 1700 SR 04176 p. 4
  55. Name Jurange, John -- pirate -- 1700 SR 04176. p. 6.
  56. Name Juranson, John -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. p.. 9.
  57. Name Jusme, Francis -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176. p. 8
  58. Name Kirjean. Laurence -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p 6
  59. Name L'Abbe, Albert -- pirate -- 1700. SR 04176. p. 4
  60. Name Lachenay, Claude – priate – 1700, SR 04176, p6
  61. Name La Croix, Anthony-- pirate --1700, SR ,p. 6
  62. Name Peter-- pirate --1700, SR0417 p6
  63. Name La Franca, -- master of ship: Orange -- 1700, SR 04176, p 5
  64. Name Lashorn, Julien -- pirate --1700, SR 04176, p 5
  65. Name Latout, James-- pirate --1700 SR 04176, p.4.
  66. Name LaVie, Francois--pirate-- 1700, SR 04176, p.5,9.
  67. Name Lawson, George --master of ship: Antelope-- 1700, SR 04176, p 10.
  68. Name Le Fontaine, Peter--pirate-- 1700, SR 04176, p. 9
  69. Name Lester, Peter-- pirate-- 1700, SR 04176, p 5
  70. Name Levicine, John -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p 7
  71. Name Lion de Lisle Jacques -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p 8.
  72. Name Loumer, Peter-- sailor-- 1700, SR 04176, p. 9. ù
  73. Name Maingnonau, Peter-- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 5, 8
  74. Name Monager, Isaac -- master of ship: Peter Joseph -- 1700, SR P 8.
  75. Name Mondy, Sol -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176 ,p. 4.
  76. Name Monepacier, Peter-- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 5, 9.
  77. Name Morailles, John -- pirate --1700, SR 04176, p 9
  78. Name Moriset, Abraham -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176 ,p 8
  79. Name Morreau, Jacques – priate – 1700, SR 04176, p 5
  80. Name Mosieres, Peter, – pirate – 1700 SR 04176, p8
  81. Name Moreau, John – pirate – 1700, SR 04176, p8
  82. Name Paris, Francis -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 7.
  83. Name Passenger, --captain of warship: H.M.S. Shoreham -- 1700, SR 04176, p.2.
  84. Name Pelletier, Benoit -- pirate -- 1700 SR 04176, p 4
  85. Name Pelletier, Michel -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176 p. 5.
  86. Name Penche, Rene-- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p
  87. Name Poictevin, John -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176 p. 8.
  88. Name Pompian, Peter du -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 6.
  89. Name Poullard, Leonard -- pirate-- 1700, SR 04176, p. 5.
  90. Name Proue, Claude – pirate -- 1700 SR 04176, p.5.
  91. Name Provensall, Peter-- pirate-- 1700, SR 04176, p 6
  92. Name Maaster, Joost de -- pirate -- 1700, SR 04176, p 6
  93. Name Robert John -- pirate-- 1700, SR 04176 p
  94. Name Hollinshead, -- law officer -- (West Jersey) -- 1694, SR 04176, p. 11.
  95. Name Beverly, Peter -- government official -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 1.
  96. Name Markham, William, Colonel -- government official -- (Pa.) -- 1698, SR 04176, p. 10.
  97. Name Nicholson, Francis -- Governor-- (Va.) -- 1700, SR 04176, p. 2, 3, 7.

Oyer & Terminer Record (details)

The Library of Virginia Colonial Records Database, S.R. Number SR 04176, Reel Number 493, Repository: Public Record Office Class H.C.A. 1/26.  Title: High Court of Admiralty: Oyer & Terminer Records.  Date:  13 May 1700.

"This document contains 21 depositions sworn before the Court of Oyer & Terminer for the trial of pirates in Virginia before Peter

Names:

Christopher Gill - Pirate 1700, SR 04176 p5, age 23, of Anjou

Germain Gill - Pirate 1700, SR 04176 p6, age 17 of Normandy (both of these Gills were French)

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