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Avery, Henry [known as Captain John Avery] (bap. 1659, d. 1696?), pirate

David Cordingly.

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. 428 words.

Avery, Henry [known as Captain John Avery] (bap. 1659, d. 1696?), pirate, the son of John and Anne Evarie, was baptized on 23 August 1659 at Newton Ferrers, near Plymouth. He joined the...

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate

David Kathman.

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; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Property Law; Property Crime. 941 words.

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate, was baptized on 17 April 1580 in St Laurence Pountney, St Laurence Pountney Lane, London, the fifth of eleven children of...

Bonnet, Stede (d. 1718), pirate

Robert C. Ritchie.

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. 798 words.

Bonnet, Stede (d. 1718), pirate, may have been a soldier as he was given the title of major during his trial, where he was also treated as an educated gentleman by the officers of the...

Bonny, Anne (1698–1782), pirate

David Cordingly.

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. 687 words.

Bonny, Anne (1698–1782), pirate, was born near Cork in Ireland. Evidence from her descendants suggests that she was the illegitimate daughter of William Cormac, lawyer, and his maidservant....

Crab, John (c. 1280–c. 1352), pirate and merchant

Elizabeth Ewan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 784 words.

Crab, John (c. 1280–c. 1352), pirate and merchant, was probably born in Muiden in Flanders. Active as a pirate from at least 1306, he was the most notorious of the Flemish privateers who...

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer

Harry Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas; Property Law; Property Crime; African History; Travel and Holiday. 12828 words.

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund...

Eustace the Monk (c. 1170–1217), Benedictine monk, sea captain, and pirate

D. A. Carpenter.

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; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; World History; Travel and Holiday. 585 words.

Eustace the Monk (c. 1170–1217), Benedictine monk, sea captain, and pirate, was the son of Baudoin Busket, a lord of the county of Boulogne. According to his biography, Eustace studied...

Gow, John (1698–1725), 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. 1073 words.

Gow, John (1698–1725), pirate, was born either at Scrabster, near Thurso, or at Wick. Details of his background and upbringing are unknown until September 1699, when he moved with his...

Green, Thomas (1679/80–1705), seaman and 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; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1529 words.

Green, Thomas (1679/80–1705), seaman and pirate, of unknown parentage, was brother to John Green, a London attorney. In 1701, when his age was said to be twenty-one, Captain Green,...

Griffith, Piers (1568–1628), pirate

John C. Appleby.

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. 751 words.

Griffith, Piers (1568–1628), pirate, was probably born at Penrhyn in Caernarvonshire, the eldest son of Sir Rhys Griffith (d. 1580), MP and high sheriff of Caernarvonshire, and his third...

Gwyn, David (fl. 1588–1602?), poet and pirate

John Bennell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 578 words.

Gwyn, David (fl. 1588–1602?), poet and pirate, was doubtless of Welsh extraction, though his origins remain obscure. According to his one work published in 1588, Gwyn was a Spanish prisoner...

Halsey, John (1663?–1709?), privateer turned pirate

James William Kelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 866 words.

Halsey, John (1663?–1709?), privateer turned pirate, came from Boston, Massachusetts. Nothing is known about his parents or his early life. As commander of the brigantine Charles he...

Hawley, John, the elder (c. 1350–1408), pirate, merchant, and administrator

Susan Rose.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1095 words.

Hawley, John, the elder (c. 1350–1408), pirate, merchant, and administrator, of Dartmouth, Devon, was the younger son of the first John Hawley who settled in Dartmouth some time before...

Johnson, Captain (1771/2–1839), smuggler and pilot

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 269 words.

Johnson, Captain (1771/2–1839), smuggler and pilot, was in 1798 captured in an affray with revenue officers on the Sussex coast and imprisoned in the new gaol in the Borough in London, from...

Kidd, William (c. 1645–1701), pirate and privateer

Robert C. Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1518 words.

Kidd, William (c. 1645–1701), pirate and privateer, was a Scot, by tradition born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, into the family of a Church of Scotland minister; however, the names of his...

Mainwaring, Sir Henry (1586/7–1653), pirate and naval officer

G. G. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1150 words.

Mainwaring, Sir Henry (1586/7–1653), pirate and naval officer, was the second son of Sir George Mainwaring (d. 1628) MP, of Ightfield, Shropshire, and Anne (d. 1624), daughter of Sir...

North, Nathaniel (d. in or after 1709), 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. 681 words.

North, Nathaniel (d. in or after 1709), pirate, was born in Bermuda, the son of Nathaniel North (fl. 1680), a descendant of an indentured servant, living on crown lands at Tucker's Town....

O'Malley, Gráinne [Grace] (fl. 1577–1597), chieftain's wife and pirate

Mary O'Dowd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1229 words.

O'Malley, Gráinne [Grace] (fl. 1577–1597), chieftain's wife and pirate, was the daughter of Owen Dubhdara O'Malley, chief, lord of Umhall Uachtarach or Upper Owle in the barony of Murrisk,...

Rackam, John [nicknamed Calico Jack] (d. 1720), pirate

W. R. Meyer.

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. 490 words.

Rackam, John [nicknamed Calico Jack] (d. 1720), pirate, was quartermaster under Charles Vane, one of the leaders of the New Providence ‘pirate republic’, when, in November 1718, he...

Read, Mary (c. 1695–1721), pirate

David Cordingly.

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. 771 words.

Read, Mary (c. 1695–1721), pirate, was born in England, according to the account of her early life in Captain Charles Johnson's History of the … Pyrates. Her mother had married a sailor...