“The Death of William Gilley”

Author: Mary Lurvey Stanley (broadside)
Earliest date: 1926
Keywords: sea death religious
Found in: US(NE)


A widow tells of how, within weeks of her marriage, her husband went to sea. Neither ship nor sailor ever returned, leaving her trying to find strength in her faith

Historical references


  1. Laws D5, "The Death of William Gilley"
  2. DT 821, WMGILLEY
  3. Roud #2231
  4. BI, LD05