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In 1663, Captain Freeman was one among many pirates (Captain Sir Henry Morgan, David Marteen, Captain Rackman and Captain Morris) who was involved in raids against Mexico and Nicaragua. Because it was forbidden to raid Spanish possessions at that time, those involved pretended to be privateering under the commission of the Jamaica governor. In Mexico, they had anchored their ships at the mouth of the Grijalva River and marched 50 miles inland to Villahermosa, the capital of the Tabasco Province. They took the garrison by complete surprise. Returning to the coast, they found that their ships had been taken over by Spaniards. They stole 6 small boats and paddled south, stopping to sack a small town along the way. They then went to Trujillo, Honduras, where they seized a ship at anchor, proceeded to the mouth of the San Juan river where they hid their ships, then using the small boats they had captured, rowed 100 miles up-river to Granada on Lake Nicaragua. After the sack of Granada, the pirates went back to Port Royal, Jamaica, arriving there in 1665. This was an unparalleled voyage, consisting of several thousand miles, reaching far inland, and the siege of three towns of high importance. Captain Morris would further be part of Morgan's raids on Portobello in 1668 and Maracaibo in 1669. After a peace treaty had been signed between England and Spain, In 1671, Captain Morris and Lawrence Prince led an assault on Panama assault commissioned by the governor of Jamaica. The governor was then arrested and replaced by Thomas Lynch, and he in turn arrested Captain Henry Morgan. Lynch gave Morris a frigate and ordered him to seek out and arrest any captains refusing to quit their piratical activities.
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Captain Freemanunknown1663
 
1665 unknown

Jacques de Joinville Escrainvilleunknown1664
 
 
1664unknown
 Knight of Malta
David Marteenunknown1663
 
1665unknown
 a Dutch privateer based in Tortuga during the mid-17th century, known primarily as the sole non-E...
Lieut-Colonel Edward Morganunknown1664
 
 
1665unknown
 Buccaneer. Uncle and father-in-law of Sir Henry Morgan. In 1665, when war had been declared on ...
Cornelis Evertsen the Elder1610, Aug 41626
 
16661666, Jun 11
 a Dutch admiral. In 1626 Cornelis is first mentioned as actually serving on sea, during a private...
Edward Mansveltunknown1659
 
16661666
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and buccaneer who, at one time, was acknowledged as an informal chie...
Captain Morris Williamsunknown1664
 
1666unknown
 Buccaneer. In November, 1664, he applied to Governor Modyford to be allowed to bring into Port Ro...
Sir Thomas Whetstoneunknown1661
 
1667unknown
 Buccaneer. In 1663 he commanded a ship, a Spanish prize, armed with seven guns and carrying a cre...
Francois l'Ollonais16351660
 
16681668
 a French pirate active in the Caribbean during the 1660s. L'Olonnais first arrived in the Caribbe...
Major Samuel Smithunknown1640
 
1669unknown
 Buccaneer. At one time a buccaneer with the famous Mansfield. In 1641 he was sent, by the Governo...
Philippe Bequelunknown1650
 
1669unknown
 a 17th-century French privateer. At the request of Deschamps of Rausset, Bequel would use the sma...
Jacquotte Delahayeunknown1650
 
1669unknown
 a pirate, or buccaneer, active in the Caribbean sea. Alongside Anne Dieu-le-Veut, she was one of ...
Sir Christopher Myngs16251650
 
16691666
  English naval officer and pirate. He first appears prominently as the captain of the Elisabeth, ...
Robert Searleunknown1650
 
1669unknown
 one of the earliest and most active of the English buccaneers on Jamaica. Nothing, to date, is kn...
Christina Anna Skytte16431650
 
16691677
 a Swedish baroness and pirate. From 1657 onward, her brother, baron Gustav Skytte, secrecy manage...
Bartolomeu Portuguesunknown1655
 
1669unknown
 a Portuguese buccaneer who attacked Spanish shipping in the late 1660s; he also established one o...
Captain John Aylettunknown1660
 
16691669
 Commanded the Portland for the British navy at the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665 Later he became an...
Captain Barnardunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 Buccaneer. In June, 1663, this buccaneer sailed from Port Royal to the Orinoco. He took and plund...
Captain Brenninghamunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 Of Jamaica and Tortuga. In 1663 commanded a frigate of six guns and seventy men.
Richard Browneunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 Surgeon-General in Morgan's fleet which carried the buccaneers to the Spanish Main. He wrote an a...
Captain Cooperunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 On October 19th, 1663, he brought into Port Royal, Jamaica, two Spanish prizes, one the Maria of ...
Charlotte de Berry16361660
 
1669unknown
 a female pirate captain.While de Berry worked on the docks, a captain of a merchant ship saw her ...
Peter Francisunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 17th Century buccaneer who is mentioned in the book The Buccaneers of America by John Esquemeling...
Captain Guyunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 Commanded the frigate James (fourteen guns, ninety men). Belonged to Tortuga Island and Jamaica i...
Captain Herdueunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 Buccaneer. Commanded a frigate of four guns, crew of forty men, at Tortuga Island, in 1663.
Captain James [1]unknown1660
 
1669unknown
 Buccaneer. Belonged to Jamaica and Tortuga. In 1663 was in command of a frigate, the American (si...
Captain M La Vivonunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 French filibuster. Commanded the Cour Valant of La Rochelle. In December, 1668, his ship was seiz...
Michel Le Basqueunknown1660
 
1669unknown
 A French filibuster. In company with the butcher L'Onnais and 650 other buccaneers, he pillaged t...
Chevalier du Plessisunknown1660
 
16691668
 French privateer active in the West Indies. He was succeeded by Moise Vauquelin following his death.
Bernard Claesen Speirdykeunknown1663
 
16701670
 a 17th-century Dutch buccaneer. Commander of the 18-gun Mary and Jane, he was a longtime privatee...
Roche Braziliano1630, Feb 271654
 
16711671+
 a Dutch pirate born in the town of Groningen. His pirate career lasted from 1654 until his disapp...
Stepan Razin16301660
 
16711671, Jun 16
 a Cossack leader who led a major uprising against the nobility and tsarist bureaucracy in souther...
Moise Vauquelinunknown1650
 
1672unknown
 An officer under Francois l'Ollonais, he also had a partnership with Pierre Le Picard. In his lat...
Lawrence Prince1630 ca1659
 
16721717
 a 17th-century Dutch buccaneer and an officer under Captain Sir Henry Morgan. Captain Prince was ...
John Smith [4]unknown1660
 
16721672
 One of the mutinous crew of the Antonio. Hanged at Boston in 1672.
John Morris the Elderunknown1663
 
1672unknown
 an English buccaneer active in the Caribbean during the 1660s and early-1670s. His son, John Morr...
Grillo Diego unknown1620
 
1673unknown
  Spanish but worked for the French, Hanged
Diego Grillounknown1639
 
16731673
 There are relatively few historical records of Diego el mulato Grillo, and they are not all consi...
Jacques Tavernier16251664
 
16731673
 a French privateer and buccaneer supposedly active in the Caribbean during the mid-17th century. ...
Daniel Johnson16291657
 
16751675
 an English buccaneer who, serving under buccaneers as Moyse Van Vin and Pierre le Picard, sailed ...
Cornelis Evertsen the Younger1628, Apr 161648
 
16781679, Sep 20
 a Dutch Admiral from the 17th century. Cornelis was the son of Lieutenant-Admiral Johan Evertsen ...
Isaac Rochussen16311650
 
16791710
 a 17th-century Dutch corsair and privateer during the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch War. His captu...
William Froggeunknown1660
 
1679unknown
 Buccaneer. Was with Morgan in his attacks on Porto Bello and Panama in 1670. He kept a diary of t...
Captain Hanselunknown1660
 
1679unknown
 He behaved himself so courageously at the taking of Porto Bello in 1669, that a party of some 400...
Daniel Montbars16451660
 
16791707 ca
 a 17th-century French buccaneer. For several years, he was known as one of the most violent bucca...
Colonel Bledry Morganunknown1660
 
1679unknown
 commanded rearguard at Henry Morgan's raid on Panama
Captain Thurstonunknown1660
 
1679unknown
 Buccaneer. Of Tortuga Island. Refused to accept the Royal offer of pardon of 1670, when all commi...
Pierre Le Grandunknown1620 or 1660
 
1680unknown
 a French buccaneer of the 17th century. He is known to history only from one source, Alexandre Ex...
Zheng Jing1642, Oct 251662
 
16821681, Mar 17
 Chinese pirate and warlord. The eldest son of Koxinga and grandson of Zheng Zhilong, he succeeded...
Captain Nicholas Van Hoorn1635 ca1655
 
1683 1683, Jun
 a merchant sailor, privateer and pirate. He was born in the Netherlands and died near Veracruz af...
Basil Ringroseunknown1653
 
1686unknown
 surgeon and cartographer ……runaway indentured servant who joined Bartholomew Sharp's "Pacific...
Sir Henry Morgan1635 ca1663
 
16881688, Aug 25
 a British privateer, buccaneer, and admiral of the Royal Navy. He made himself famous during acti...
John Ansellunknown1660
 
16891689
 Sailed with Henry Morgan and participated in his raids against Maracaibo and Gibraltar, Venezuela...
Captain Pierre Le Picard16241660
 
1689?1690 ca
 a 17th-century French buccaneer. He was an officer to Francois l'Ollonais, and he and Moise Vauqu...
Antonio Fuetunknown1660
 
1699unknown
 This French pirate from Narbonne was known as Captain Moidore. Once, when he was attacking a ship...
Anne Dieu-Le-Veut1661, Aug 281650
 
17041710, Jan 11
 a French Pirate. Alongside Jaquotte Delahaye, she was one of very few female Buccaneers. She was ...
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