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George Cannon

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Peel, Isle of Man, England
Death: July 19, 1811 (45)
Sea (He died at sea in 1811 as the result of a mutiny aboard his ship.)
Place of Burial: at sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Cannon and Eleanor Addy
Husband of Leonora Callister
Father of George Cannon; Leonora Taylor; Thomas Cannon; Ann Cannon; John Cannon and 3 others
Brother of Hugh CANNON; Christian CANNON; William Cannon; Ann CANNON; Eleanor CANNON and 2 others

Occupation: Sea Captain, Smuggler, Slave Trader
Managed by: Private User
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About Captain George Cannon


  • 1781-1783--George Cannon was a scholar of the Peel Mathematical School. He enrolled 4 April 1781, and left 5 August 1783 at the age of 17. He left as a ship's carpenter, but became a "Guinea Captain".
  • 1798-- George Cannon and John Spencer were listed as Captains of the 23% of a crew of 40 Guinea traders who deserted the IRIS. Cannon embarked on a voyage June 8, 1798 from Liverpool to Bonney, Africa as First Mate to Captain John Spencer aboard the ship IRIS. The Captain John Spencer died August 30, 1798 and George Cannon took over command.
  • 1799-- March 1799 Captain Cannon departs from the North Key of Crooked Island in the West Indies aboard the IRIS (one of a fleet directed by a commodore). October 1799 a Charles Crow was impressed aboard his ship in Angola. November 1799 Captain George Cannon and John Killey deserted the ship IRIS in Angola.
  • 1800-- Departs on a voyage aboard the ship IRIS July 29, 1800 from Kingston, Jamaica. He encountered a storm which caused the ship to leak badly.
  • 1811-- The Captain was killed in a mutiny aboard his ship July 19, 1811.
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Captain George Cannon's Timeline

May 15, 1766
Peel, Isle of Man, England
May 15, 1766
Peel,Isle of Man,Eng,Age 28
May 15, 1766
Kirk German,Isle of Man
May 15, 1766
Peel, Isle Of Man, England
December 3, 1794
Age 28
Peele, Kirk German, Isle of Man
September 5, 1796
Age 30
Peel, Isle of Man
January 4, 1799
Age 32
Peel, Kirk German, Isle of Man, England
March 11, 1800
Age 33
Peel, Kirk German, Isle of Man, England
April 21, 1802
Age 35
Peel, Kirk German, Isle of Man, England