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Capt. James Brooks (1788 - 1814)

Capt. James Brooks commanded the privateer Yankee during the War of 1812, and was lost at sea near the end of 1814.

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V. Adm. Sir John Hawkins MP (c.1532 - 1595)

Francis Drake, son of Edmund Drake and one of twelve brothers, was brought up at the expense of and support of his relative, Sir Admiral John Hawkins. Francis Drake made his early voyages with Sir John...

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Joshua Huddy (1735 - 1782)

Photo: Joshua Huddy on the Way to Prison ' Joshua "Jack" Huddy (November 8, 1735 – April 12, 1782), the commander of a New Jersey Patriot militia unit and a privateer ship during the America...

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Israel Thorndike (1755 - 1832)

Israel Thorndike (1755–1832) was a sailor and merchant, born in Beverly, Massachusetts. He went to sea at an early age, commanded a privateer during the American Revolution, and became active ...

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Rear Admiral Sir Francis Knollys, Kt., MP MP (1552 - 1648)

Family and Education b. c.1550, 6th s. of Sir Francis Knollys, and bro. of Edward, Richard, Robert, William, and Henry Knollys II. educ. ?Eton 1561; Magdalen Coll. Oxf. c.1564; G. Inn 1565. m. 26 Dec. ...

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Lancelot Blackburne, Archbishop of York (1658 - 1743)

Lancelot Blackburne (sometimes Blackburn or Blackborne or Blackbourn[e]), (10 December 1658 – 23 March 1743) was an English clergyman, who became Archbishop of York, and – in popular be...

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Capt. Martin Pring (c.1580 - c.1626)

Martin Pring (1580–1626) was an English explorer from Bristol, England who in 1603 at the age of 23 was captain of an expedition to North America to assess commercial potential; he explored area...

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Andrew Clark (c.1780 - 1813)

1. Andrew, b ca 1780 (Chase Charts, 1858), m Phebe Roach, 3 ch. Lost on board Privateer "Portsmouth", 1813 (Chase Charts, 1858). Links

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Capt. William Furness (c.1759 - c.1820)

From Journeys Hike Scripts - William Furness, 1800 In the mid-1700s, this street was called Furness Road, after the seagoing Furness family, who owned a wharf on the riverbank.  Blacksmith Rob...

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Jonas Wessmann (deceased)

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Abraham Falkengréen (1686 - 1752)

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Nils Nilsson (b. - 1733)

en av de mest fruktade kaparkaptener under det Nordiska kriget

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Erik Andersson Gathe (1694 - 1712)

Kaparekapten på skeppet La Revange, endast 18 år

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Anders Thorsson (b. - 1711)

Lars Gathenhielms brother in law.

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Christen Gatenhielm (1682 - 1722)

Adlad Gathenhielm 1715--------------------Christian (Kristen), f. 6 oktober 1682 - d. 5 mars 1722 och begravd i Tyska kyrkan den 9 mars, samma år. Christian gick redan 1693 till sjöss och...

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Mårten Persson Lund (deceased)

During the Great Northern War (" ") 1700-1721 between Sweden and Russsia/Danmark/Saxony Marten Persson who used to be a skipper and a boat owner became a privateer captain. (se Lars Gathenhielm)

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Hans Börjesson Wessing (b. - 1711)

During the Great Northern War (" ") 1700-1721 between Sweden and Russsia/Danmark/Saxony Hans Börjesson who used to be a skipper and a boat owner became a privateer. 1710 he sailed under the comm...

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Börje Hansson Wässing (deceased)

Kaparkapten under det Nordiska kriget; senare kofferdikapten och 1723 borgare i Göteborg. During the Great Northern War (" ") 1700-1721 between Sweden and Russsia/Danmark/Saxony Börje w...

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Christian Persson (b. - 1711)

During the Great Northern War (" ") 1700-1721 between Sweden and Russsia/Danmark/Saxony Christian Persson who used to be a skipper and a boat owner became a privateer. He commanded the "Nordstierna" wh...

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Stefan Sasse (1500 - 1566)

Staffan Sasse, Staffenn Sasse eller Stephanus Sasse var Skeppshövitsman och väpnare . Staffan Sasse, krigare av westfalisk härkomst, levde ännu 1558 . S. var i svensk tj&#...

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Maj. James Pearson (1752 - 1793)

From History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Including the Town of Rockport  By John James Babson JAMES, the second son of Capt. James Pearson, was bred to a maritime life; and during the...

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Epes Sargent, Jr. MP (1748 - 1822)

Epes Sargent (1748-1822) was a merchant and first collector of the port of Gloucester, Mass., appointed by George Washington in 1789. He moved to New Hampshire in 1794 to pursue his interests in botany...

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Capt. John Somes (c.1745 - 1816)

John Somes was born in Gloucester in 1745, a son of Abraham and Martha (Emerson) Somes. He served as commander of the privateer Swallow during the Revolutionary War, was the first president of the Glou...

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Samuel Hall Lord (1778 - 1844)

Profile photo: Sam Lord's Castle seen from the ocean Samuel Hall Lord, also called "Sam Lord" (1778 – 5 November 1844) was one of the most famous buccaneers on the island of Barbados. Sam Lo...

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Henry Strangways (b. - 1562)

) Henry Strangways (died 1562), also sometimes known as Strangwish, was an English "Gentleman Pirate" who attacked Spanish and other shipping. He was repeatedly imprisoned, and pardoned by highly-pla...

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Wiley "Little" Harpe (c.1770 - 1804)

Micajah "Big" Harpe (1768? – August 1799) and Wiley "Little" Harpe (1770? – February 8, 1804), pronounced (mickey) and (Why-lee), were murderers, highwaymen, and river pirates, who oper...

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Micajah "Big" Harpe (c.1768 - 1799)

Micajah "Big" Harpe (1768? – August 1799) and Wiley "Little" Harpe (1770? – February 8, 1804), pronounced (mickey) and (Why-lee), were murderers, highwaymen, and river pirates, who oper...

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Capt. William Babson (1749 - 1831)

Capt. William Babson Birth: 5 Sep 1749 at Gloucester Parents: Capt. William Babson, Martha Haraden Married: Anna Rogers, daughter of Rev. John Rogers and Mary Ellery, 17 Apr 1777 at Gloucester ...

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Captain Cornelius Grinnell (1758 - 1850)

History It is from Cornelius that the legendary New Bedford Grinnells originated. Cornelius, born 11 Feb 1758 at Little Compton, RI, was the son of Daniel4 Grinnell (continuing back to Richard3, Dani...

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Sir Kenelm Digby (c.1603 - c.1665)

Sir Kenelm Digby (July 11, 1603 – June 11, 1665) was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and ...

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Elizabeth Trewinnard MP (1514 - 1582)

From her English Wikipedia page: Elizabeth Trewinnard Born Before 1525 - St Erth, Cornwall (most likely before 1514 - her son Henry was born circa 1528) Died After 1582 - St Budock, Cornwall ...

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Piet Hein, luitenant-admiraal MP (1577 - 1629)

See Wikipedia... Pieter Pietersen Heyn (Hein) (25 November 1577 – 18 June 1629) was a Dutch naval officer and folk hero during the Eighty Years' War between the United Provinces and Spain. ...

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Hugh Despenser the Younger MP (1286 - 1326)

Hugh Despenser the Younger Hugh Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser (c. 1286[1] – 24 November 1326), also referred to as "the younger Despenser",[2] was the son and heir of Hugh le Despenser, Earl o...

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John Nelson MP (1654 - 1734)

from John Nelson (1654–1734) was an English colonial merchant, trader, and statesman, active in New England. Land deals During 1690, John Nelson bought all of the property from the tenan...

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Commodore Abraham Whipple (1733 - 1819)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for RHODE ISLAND with the rank of COMMODORE. DAR Ancestor # A124140 Abraham Whipple (September 26, 1733 – May 27, 1819) was an American revolutionary nav...

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Major General Alexander McDougall (Continental Army) (1731 - 1786)

Alexander McDougall (about 1731–1786) was an American seaman, merchant, a Sons of Liberty leader from New York City before and during the American Revolution, and a military leader during the ...

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John Silkman MP (1720 - 1805)

DAR Ancestor #: A103589 John Silkman left Rotterdam on the ship 'Harle,' which reached Philadelphia on 1 September 1736. He is listed on the ship's manifest as John Jacob Seidemann (seide means 'silk...

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Nathaniel Fanning (Continental Navy) (1755 - 1805)

Nathaniel Fanning (31 May 1755 – 30 September 1805) was an officer in the Continental Navy and later the United States Navy, who served on board Bonhomme Richard during its 1779 battle with HM...

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William Dampier (1651 - 1715)

William Dampier (5 September 1651 - 8 March 1715) was the first man of English descent to explore sections of New Holland (Australia) and also the first person to circumnavigate the world three times...

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David Hamilton Weems MP (1706 - 1779)

DAR Ancestor #: A121600 Service description: 1) OWNER OF PRIVATEER 'WILLIAMANTA' 2) OATH OF FIDELITY 1778 Military Record of David Weems Commission of letter of Marque and r...

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Stephen Higginson (1743 - 1828)

Stephen Higginson (November 28, 1743 – November 28, 1828) was an American merchant and shipmaster from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress in...

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Commodore Thomas Truxton MP (1755 - 1822)

Thomas Truxtun (or Truxton) (February 17, 1755 - May 5, 1822) was an American naval officer who rose to the rank of commodore. Born near Hempstead, New York on Long Island, Truxtun had little formal ...

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Pierre Belain d'Esnanbuc (1585 - 1637)

He was a corsair, and Governor of Martinique. He obtained the Antilles for France at the beginning of the 17th century.

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Margaritus of Brindisi, Grand Admiral of Sicily ("the New Neptune") (c.1149 - 1197)

Margaritus of Brindisi (also Margarito; Italian Margaritone or Greek Megareites or Margaritoni [Μαργαριτώνη]: c. 1149 ...

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Samuel C. Reid (USN), Hero of Fayal (1783 - 1861)

Samuel Chester Reid (24 August 1783 – 28 January 1861) was an officer in the United States Navy who commanded a privateer during the War of 1812. He is also noted for having helped design the ...

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Captain Samuel Mason (Colonial Militia) (1739 - 1803)

Samuel Mason or Meason (1739–1803) was a Revolutionary War militia captain on the frontier, who following the war, became the leader of a gang of river pirates and highwaymen on the lower Ohio...

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Col. Paul D. Sargent (Cont. Army) (c.1745 - 1828)

Paul Dudley Sargent (Baptized 23 June 1745 Salem, Massachusetts – died 28 September 1828 Sullivan, Maine) was a privateer and soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary ...

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Capt. Moses Brown, Privateer MP (1742 - 1804)

Captain Moses Brown of the U.S. Navy was born Jan 23, 1741/42 in Salisbury, MA;  bp. Jan 25, 1741/42, Newbury, MA. Died at sea, Jan 2, 1804. He is memorialized in the Old Burying Ground, Newbury...

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Thomas Sparrow, Pirate Captain (c.1672 - c.1719)

“In the late summer of 1705 five men outlawed in Maryland on charges of high treason seized the West River sloop Little Hannah and were ‘suspected to be going on a Pyratical design’...

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Philip De Saumarez (1710 - 1747)

) IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles Phillip De SAUSMAREZ Pedigree Male Event(s): Birth: 1710 , Guernsey, Channel Islands Death: 14...

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Joseph Peabody (1757 - 1844)

Joseph Peabody (December 9, 1757 – January 5, 1844) was a merchant and shipowner who dominated trade between Massachusetts and the Far East for a number of years. He was descended from Franc...

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Gráinne Ní Mháille, Sea Queen of Connacht MP (c.1530 - c.1603)

From the English Wikipedia page on Grace O'Malley, Pirate Queen: Gráinne Ní Mháille (c. 1530 – c. 1603), Gráinne O'Malley[1] or Grace O'Malley,[2] was Queen of Um...

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Robinson Elsdale (1744 - 1783)

Celebrated privateer, whose unpublished exploits formed the basis of the novel by Frederick Marryat, The Privateersman (1846).

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James Erisey, II (1501 - 1543)

James Erisey was born at Erisey House near Mullion, in the parish of Grade in Cornwall. He sailed as a privateer with Sir Francis Drake. In 1585 Drake hired James Erisey to captain a man-o-war, fol...

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George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland MP (1558 - 1605)

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland Portrait of George Clifford by Nicholas Hilliard, c. 1590. This portrait commemorates his appointment as the Queen's champion, showing Clifford in tilting at...

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James DeWolf ("Captain Jim"), U.S. Senator MP (1764 - 1837)

James DeWolf (March 18, 1764 – December 21, 1837), nicknamed "Captain Jim", was a United States Senator from Rhode Island, a long-time state legislator and a successful Privateer during the Wa...

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Captain David Hawley (Continental Navy) (1741 - 1807)

David Hawley (1741–1807), Captain in the newly formed United States Navy and Privateer, commanded the USS Royal Savage in the first U.S. naval battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1776....

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John Darvil, Jr. MP (c.1698 - d.)

John Darvil Jr. was an infamous Bahamian pirate in the early 1700s. His father, John Darvil Sr., owned a fleet that sailed from the Eleuthera, then the chief inhabited Bahamian island, to Cuba in 171...

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Renaud de Châtillon, Prince d'Antioche, Lord of Oultrejordain MP (1125 - 1187)

Reynold de Châtillon (1) M, #114112 Last Edited=8 Jun 2003 Child of Reynold de Châtillon Agnes de Châtillon+ (1) d. 1184 Forrás / Source: -------------------- ...

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Admiral Guillermo de Casenove (deceased)

Spanish historian Fernando del Valle Lersundi argues that Columbus was a Basque from Nafarroa and, at one time, fought as a Basque pirate for his uncle, Admiral Guillermo de Casenove. Lersundi states C...

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Almte. D. Cristóbal Colón, gobernador general de las Indias MP (c.1451 - 1506)

Adicionado por Eduardo Cardoso Mascarenhas de Lemos,a 9 de Janeiro de 2014, baseada nas fontes disponíveis na discussão. Segundo a tese defendida pelo historiador português Masca...

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Geoffrey de Marisco (c.1130 - 1179)

Geoffrey de Marisco was a first-rate scoundrel among those Anglo-Norman robber-barons who came ostensibly to help Dermot MacMurragh regain his Leinster kingdom. Geoffrey built the motte, or fortified h...

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Capt. Christopher Newport, Admiral of Virginia MP (1561 - 1617)

Curator Note: Capt. Christopher Newport was married three times, to Katherine Proctor, Ellen Ade and Elizabeth Glanfield. He had four children -- Christopher, Jane, John and Elizabeth. Two additional...

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Lanfranco Grimaldi, signore di Monaco (b. - 1293)

Lanfranco Grimaldi , Lord of Monaco Married: Aurelia de Caretto Children of Lanfranco Grimaldi: Ranieri I Grimaldi, signore di Cagnes Andaro Grimaldi

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Thomas Walker, Capt. MP (1659 - 1722)

1. Charles Walker of London, England was one of the early White settlers of the Bahamas. In the 1671 census of the Bahamas: Charles, his wife Ann, and their children Charles, John, Thomas (2), Alice an...

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James John Floyd MP (1750 - 1783)

From the Find A Grave page on John Floyd: Birth: 1750 Death: Apr. 10, 1783 - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Revolutionary War Militia Officer, Frontiersman. Early figure in estab...

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William Augustus Bowles (aka., "Estajoca" and "Billy Bowlegs") MP (1763 - 1805)

William Augustus Bowles (1763–1805), also known as Estajoca, was a Maryland-born English adventurer and organizer of Muscogee Creek attempts to create a state outside of Euro-American control....

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Archibald Hamilton, of Riccarton and Pardovan MP (c.1673 - 1754)

Captain Hon. Archibald Hamilton, RN , was born circa February 1673. He was baptised on 17 February 1673. (3). He died on 5 April 1754.(1),(4) He was often known as Lord Archibald Hamilton of Riccarton ...

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Sir Martin Frobisher MP (1535 - 1594)

A famous yet curiously little known English mariner of the Elizabethan Age, Martin Frobisher was born around 1535 in Altofts, Yorkshire and was third and youngest son of Bernard and Margaret Frobisher....

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Philip Spencer (1823 - 1842)

Philip Spencer (January 28, 1823 – December 1, 1842) is remembered for being hanged without court-martial for alleged mutiny while serving as a midshipman on board the USS Somers. He was the son...

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Maj. Thomas Jones, Welsh privateer MP (1665 - 1713)

Major Thomas Jones...Welsh Privateer Namesake of Jones Beach State Park, New York The family of Major Thomas Jones, sometimes styled the chevalier, and of whose descent from a noble Irish family, w...

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Jan Janszoon van Haarlem, aka Murat Reis MP (c.1588 - c.1650)

Jan Janszoon Van Haarlem was born c. 1588 in Haarlem, Holland to Jan Dirckxz and Barbara Jostensed . (Other sources have listed Gysbert Van Haarlem and Kornelia as his parents.) He first married Soutge...

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Abraham Jansen van Salee (deceased)

Sources: "Muslims in Early America" (see sources tab) There is a map here that shows New Amsterdam in 1660. The map depicts homes and farms and it has an accompanying table identifying the owners...

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Anthony Jansen van Salee MP (1607 - 1676)

Anthony "The Turk" Jansen van Salee was born in 1607 to Jan Janszoon van Haarlem and Margarita . He married a prostitute by the name of Grietje Reyniers around 1630. They had four children, all girls: ...

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David C. DeForest, privateer (1774 - 1825)

David Curtis De Forest was an American merchant and sailor, who went to Buenos Aires and became a privateer, though some thought him a pirate. He left $5,000 to Yale University, hence Yale's DeForest S...

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Capt. Samuel Bellamy MP (c.1689 - 1717)

Samuel Bellamy (c. February 23, 1689–April 27, 1717), aka "Black Sam" Bellamy, was an English pirate who operated in the early eighteenth century. Though his known career as a pirate captain l...

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The Notorious Captain John Stone MP (c.1580 - c.1634)

The most authoritative biography on John Stone is perhaps compiled by the Stone Family Association: The Notorious Captain John Stone John Stone was the son of another John Stone of Bretherton, La...

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Hezekiah Frith, Jr (1791 - 1849)

Hezekiah Frith, Sr. Born: 1763 Died: 1848 Father: William Frith Mother: Sarah Lee Hezekiah Frith was an 18th-century British ship owner with the reputation of a "gentleman privateer", who engag...

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Renato Beluche Laporte (1780 - 1860)

Renato Beluche, born in New Orleans on December 15, 1780, was the fourth child born to the merchant Rene Beluche of Tours, France, and Rosa Laporte, a native of Orleans Parish. The names of their fir...

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Lars Gathenhielm MP (1689 - 1718)

Lars Gathenhielm, före adlandet 1715 Lars Andersson Gathe, även kallad Lasse i Gatan, född 30 november 1689 i den nordhalländska socknen Onsala i Fjäre härad, ...

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Ingela Olofsdotter Hammar MP (1692 - 1729)

Ingela Gathenhielm Lars Gathenhielm gifte sig den 2 april 1711 med skeppsredaredottern Ingela Olofsdotter Hammar (11 september 1692 - 29 april 1729) från Hammarkulla gård i Onsala. Inge...

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Andrew BARTON (1466 - 1511)

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Pedro de Aviles, de Menendez (1519 - 1574)

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (15 February 1519 – 17 September 1574) was a Spanish admiral and explorer, best remembered for his founding of St. Augustine, Florida on 28 August 1565. ...

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Kristoffer Trondsson Rustung MP (c.1490 - 1565)

Christoffer Trondsson Rustung, død 8. mai, Født omkring 1500; nøyaktig fødselsår og fødested er ikke kjent; ); dødssted er ikke kjent. Sjøkrigsma...

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Magnus Heinason (1545 - 1589)

Name Kaptein Magnus Heineson Mel14, 12G Grandfather Birth 1545, Færøyene Death 18 Jan 1589, København Occupation Kjøpm, Lensm, Orlogskapt. Sjørøver/pir...

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Alv Erlingson Tornberg MP (c.1252 - 1290)

Alv Erlingsson, norsk baron og jarl, d. 1290, tilhørte Tanberg-ætten (Þornberg) fra Norderhov på Ringerike og var sønn av baron Erling Alvsson. Erling var sønn...

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Pier Gerlofs Donia (c.1480 - 1520)

Pier is described as having been a giant of a man. The size of body armour, helmet, and sword indicate that he was 2.15 m (7.05 ft) in height and weighed around 163 kg (360 lbs). His sword was 7 ft...

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Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius MP (-67 - -35)

Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius, in English Sextus Pompey (67 BC-35 BC),[1] was a Roman general from the late Republic (1st century BC). He was the last focus of opposition to the Second Triumvirate. S...

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Roberto Cofresi Ramirez de Arellano (1791 - 1825)

Roberto Cofresí (June 17, 1791 – March 29, 1825), better known as "El Pirata Cofresí", was the most renowned pirate in Puerto Rico. He became interested in sailing at a young age...

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Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake MP (c.1540 - 1596)

Alternate date: He his said to have died in January 1596, but his will is dated April 10, 1661. -=-=-=-=-=- Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral (1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea capt...

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Alexander Selkirk (1676 - 1721)

Alexander Selkirk (1676 – 13 December 1721) was a Scottish sailor who spent four years as a castaway when he was marooned on an uninhabited island. It is probable that his travels provided the...

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Commodore Joshua Barney (USN) (1759 - 1818)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Captain. DAR Ancestor # A006521 Commodore Joshua Barney served in United States Navy during the American Revolutionary War and t...

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Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (Privateer & Pirate) MP (c.1635 - 1688)

Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (Harri Morgan in Welsh) From Wikipedia: (ca. 1635 – 25 August 1688) was a Welsh Admiral and privateer, who made a name for activities in the Caribbean. He was one ...

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William Kidd, Captain (1654 - 1701)

William "Captain" Kidd (Jan1654 – May 23, 1701) was a Scottish sailor remembered for his trial and execution for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. Some modern historian...

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Stede Bonnet, the Gentleman Pirate (1687 - 1718)

Called "the gentleman pirate" because he was a moderately wealthy landowner before turning to a life of crime. Because of marital problems, and despite his lack of sailing experience, Bonnet decide...

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Edward "Blackbeard" Teach MP (1680 - 1718)

Edward Teach (c. 1680 – 22 November 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies during th...

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Anne 1696 Bonney, Pirate (c.1696 - c.1720)

Anne Bonny (March 8, 1702– possibly April 25, 1782) was an Irish pirate who plied her trade in the Caribbean. Discussion based on Captain Charles Johnson's A General History of the Pyrates...

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