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Roberts, Bartholomew (c. 1682–1722), pirate

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 674 words.

Roberts, Bartholomew (c. 1682–1722), pirate, was born near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Details of his early life are obscure. He was second mate of the merchant ship Princess, which was...

Smith, Aaron (b. c. 1793, d. in or after 1852), sailor accused of piracy

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 562 words.

Smith, Aaron (b. c. 1793, d. in or after 1852), sailor accused of piracy, was, according to the story he told in court, while in the West Indies made the first mate on board...

Strangeways, Henry (d. 1562), pirate

J. D. Alsop.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1205 words.

Strangeways, Henry (d. 1562), pirate, was a Dorset seafarer of obscure parentage. The ballad which commemorated his death stated that 'of birth he was born base, Although of worshipful Kyn'...

Swein Asleiffson (d. 1171?), pirate

James Barrett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1379 words.

Swein Asleiffson (d. 1171?), pirate, was the son of Olaf Hrolfsson of Gairsay, chieftain on Orkney and steward of Caithness, and of Asleif, described as 'a wise woman, of good family and...

Teach [Thatch], Edward [known as Blackbeard] (d. 1718), pirate

Peter H. Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1136 words.

Teach [Thatch], Edward [known as Blackbeard] (d. 1718), pirate, grew up in Bristol, according to most recent assessments. If true, he would have seen the steady rise of successful...

Tew, Thomas (d. 1695), pirate

Randolph Cock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 472 words.

Tew, Thomas (d. 1695), pirate, was a sea-captain from a respectable Rhode Island family when, in 1692, he bought an interest in the sloop Amity, which was being fitted out in Bermuda as an...

Vane, Charles (d. 1720), pirate

Samuel Pyeatt Menefee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1076 words.

Vane, Charles (d. 1720), pirate, is of unknown origins and parentage. Aside from the published and manuscript accounts of the trial which sent him to the gallows the main source for his...

Verney, Sir Francis (1584–1615), pirate

Nabil Matar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1022 words.

Verney, Sir Francis (1584–1615), pirate, was the elder son of Edmund Verney (1535–1600) of Penley, Hertfordshire, and Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, who was knighted in 1597 or 1598. Sir...

Ward, John [called Issouf Reis, Captain Wardiyya] (c. 1553–1623?), pirate

David R. Ransome.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Property Law; Property Crime. 1121 words.

Ward, John [called Issouf Reis, Captain Wardiyya] (c. 1553–1623?), pirate, was said to have been a fisherman at Faversham, Kent, perhaps (from an informant's estimate of his age as...

White, Samuel [called Siamese White] (c. 1650–1689), official in the Siamese service and pirate

Stuart Rankin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1570 words.

White, Samuel [called Siamese White] (c. 1650–1689), official in the Siamese service and pirate, was probably born in the west of England and was probably a member of a Bristol merchant...