Piracy

''Black Jack'' Anderson

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While Australia claims no ''natural born'' Pirates, or ''thrilling takes'' of Piracy off it's Coast – they can claim at least one. This would be 19th Century Africa …

Eli Boggs

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Nothing is known of where Eli Boggs came from or what pushed him to Piracy. He was considered the last of the 19th Century Pirates to ply their ''trade'' on the open Sea. …

William Jackson

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His birthdate unknown, William Jackson was an English Pirate, who operated against Spanish interests in and around The Caribbean and off of Honduras, South America. He wa …

Howell Davis

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Born around 1690 in Wales, Davis had without a doubt the shortest Pirate career in history (lasting only 11 months). A tenacious and resourceful Pirate, he had (for his s …

Daniel Johnson

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Johnson was born in Bristol, England in 1629. His nicknames of “The Juggernaut” and “Johnson The Terror” were well deserved from The Spanish. John …

John Quelch

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Born in 1666 (in England), John Quelch had a short but “lucrative” career. He is somewhat famous for being the only “Pirate” tried by an Admiralty …

Thomas Pound

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Born in England in 1689, Pound started his “Sea” career in The Royal Navy. He rose to a Junior Officer and was a skilled Cartographer. Leaving English service …

William Aleyn

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Born in Southwest England in 1420, Aleyn raided English shipping in The English Channel. He worked with the likes of William Kidd (and others). Oddly, England did not int …

Henry Strangwish

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Known as “The Gentleman Pirate”, Strangwish's life prior to his Pirate career is unknown. He was most active from 1552 to 1554. Speculated at coming from a we …

Sir Francis Verney

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Sir Francis Verney (most often referred to as a “Privateer”) was born in 1584 in England to a Titled Family. Privateer, soldier, Explorer – Verney led a …