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1550 ca1585-1594unknown
English captain and pirate. In his youth, he sailed as a seaman on board the Lords of Cumberland. In 1585 James joined the fleet of Francis Drake, who commissioned and funded the queen commanded punitive expedition to Spain. The aim was to free the captured English ships grain and according to his will plunder the most Spanish cities. Along the way they learned that the captured ships were already released. Therefore changed the plan and set sail to the Caribbean for a very rich Santo Domingo, which was the capital of the Spanish domination in Central America. December 31, 1585, the city was easily captured from the land, because the Spaniards were expecting an attack only from the sea. The following day the English town brutally plundered from the population chose a rich ransom and burned it. Then plundered more Saint Augustine. After June 10, 1586 landed at Roanoke Island, who was the first English colony in North America. From the request of the local governor took the English settlers back to England. July 27, 1586 landed at Portsmouth with great fanfare. In 1588 he participated in the successful repulse Felicissima Spanish Armada (Invincible Armada). See John Hawkins. In early 1593, sailed from Plymouth fleet of three ships sent by the Earl of Cumberland. ANTHONY flagship captain and commander of the expedition James Langton, PILGRIM Captain Francis Slingsbyho a small DISCOVERY. In August resupply St Lucia and Martinique and then plundered the coast of Venezuela and Margarita. In doing so, captured nine ships and get rich booty. In the next seven months plundered Spanish ships and settlements, including the blockade of Hispaniola. In February 1594 defeated two Spanish galleons, one of them captured and added to its fleet. The ship sent PILGRIM prey to England. March 16, 1594 Langton sailed with the fleet in Puerto Cabello false flag. After a three-day battle acquired a rich booty of seven ships under the command of Admiral Diego Ramirez, including its flagship SAN DIEGO. May 25, 1594 with great fanfare returned to England with a rich booty. O that is shared with the Earl of Cumberland, who plunder financed from other raids. Of Captain James Langton thus became immensely wealthy citizen.
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Captain James Langton1550 ca1585
 
1594unknown

Giovanni Dionigi15191536
 
15871587, Jun 21
 an Italian born corsair (privateer) who later became an Ottoman admiral (Reis), Bey of the Regenc...
William Irishunknown1587
 
 
1587unknown
 
Edward Brightunknown1560
 
15891589
 Sailed with Francis Drake on his round the world journey ...... English pirate. He was a memb...
John Cooke [1]1545 ca1560
 
15891600 ca
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and attended all his robber...
Lawrence Eliot1545 ca1560
 
15891600 ca
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and attended all his robber...
George Fortescue [1]1550 ca1560
 
1589unknown
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1563 and attended all his robber...
James Rance1545 ca1560
 
15891589 ca
 English pirate. He was a member of the crew of Francis Drake from 1560 to r.1567 and attended al...
John Chidleyunknown1565
 
1589unknown
 explored with John Davis….wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Chidley
George Fenner1550 ca1567
 
15891589
 Brother to Edward, nephew to William Sr, cousin to William Jr ...... English pirate. Since 15...
Captain William Fenner Sr.unknown1567
 
15891589
 Uncle to Edward and George ......... English captain and pirate. He was the father of William...
John Callice1558 ca1570
 
15891587
 Born in Southeastern Wales, Callice moved to London as a youth, became a retailer and later joine...
Clinton Atkinsonunknown1580
 
15891583, Aug 31
  a 16th-century British pirate, active in the 1580s in the sea surrounding Devon and Cornwall in ...
Mark Buryunknown1580
 
15891589
 operated in the Atlantic. ..... English pirate. He served in the Atlantic. It was sunk by the...
Captain Flemingunknown1580
 
1589unknown
 Pirate. This notorious Elizabethan pirate did his country a great service by bringing to Plymouth...
Francesco Barbolani Dei Conti De Montautounknown1590
 
 
15901600 ca
 Knight of Saint Stephen .... Probably Italian pirate, known as the Knights of St. Stephen. Wit...
William Fenner Jr.1570 ca1590
 
 
15901600 ca
 son of William, cousin to Edward and George ...... English captain and pirate. He was the son...
Samuel Foxcraftunknown1590
 
 
1590unknown
 
Edward Glenhamunknown1590
 
 
1590unknown
 
Mrs. Peter Lambertunknown1580
 
1590s 9unknown
 Born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Thomas Fenner1550 ca1564
 
15911591
 Privateer ..... English officer and a pirate. He was a close friend of Francis Drake. Even a...
John Flegonunknown1591
 
 
1591unknown
 One of Ralegh's sea-captains
Thomas Cavendish15601587
 
 
15921592
 an English explorer and a privateer known as "The Navigator" because he was the first who deliber...
Abraham Cockeunknown1589
 
 
1593unknown
 Worked for John Watts
Sir Richard Hawkins1562 ca1593
 
15941622, Apr 17
 a 17th-century English seaman, explorer and Elizabethan "Sea Dog", and the son of Admiral Sir Joh...
Thomas Drakeunknown1560
 
15951595
 an English pirate captain, commanded the ship Thomas for his brother Francis Drake during the cam...
Sir John Hawkins15321562
 
15951595, Nov 12
 an English naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, privateer and sla...
Edward Fenner1550 ca1567
 
15951595 ca
 Brother to George, nephew to William Sr, cousin to William Jr ..... English pirate. Since 156...
Thomas Moone1545 ca1572
 
15951595
 English captain and pirate, was originally a carpenter. He became a member of the crew of Franci...
Robert Crosse1570 ca1587
 
15951595
 English pirate. He was the brother of John Crosse. From 1585 he served in the Atlantic and Cari...
John Crosse15751591
 
15951595
 English cabin boy and a pirate. Brother of Robert Crosse. He became a member of the crew of Fr...
Sir Francis Drake1540 ca1563
 
15961596, Jan 27/28
 an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drak...
Shirahama Kenkiunknown1585
 
15991599
  a Japanese pirate of the late 16th-early 17th centuries, one of the first Japanese with whom the...
Dirk Gorissenunknown1590
 
15991599
 Privateer active in 1599 from the port of Duinkerken. In this year he was captured and he and his...
Anthonis Rijcxunknown1585
 
1601unknown
 Privateer active in the years 1585 - 1601 from Duinkerken. He had a letter of Marque from the Spa...
William Crastonunknown1590
 
1601unknown
 
Marcantonio Calefati1545, May 11565
 
16021602, Nov 10
 On 12 March 1568, after he had already participated in the War of Malta (1565) and that of Hungar...
Grace O'Malley15301550
 
16031603
 chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father...
Sir Michael Geare1565 ca1584
 
1603unknown
 a 16th-century English sailor, privateer and merchant. One of the many Sea Dogs who plagued the S...
Sir James Lancaster15541591
 
16031618
 a prominent Elizabethan trader and privateer, active in India during the late 16th century. In 15...
George Cliffordunknown1558
 
1605unknown
 an English peer, naval commander and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. He helped to prepare an exped...
Murat Reis the Elder15341560
 
1608/381608/9/38
 an Albanian privateer and admiral of the Ottoman Navy. He is regarded as one of the most importan...
John Oxenham15361570
 
16091580
 Elizabethan Sea Dog and associate of Sir Francis Drake during the early years of the Anglo-Spanis...
Jan Claasenunknown1590
 
1609unknown
 Dutch privateer in the service of Spain in 1599. He sailed from the port of Duinkerken. He attack...
Adriaan Dirksenunknown1590
 
1609unknown
 Dirksen was vice-admiral and member of the board of admirals of Duinkerken in 1597. In May 1599 h...
Amyas Prestonunknown1590
 
16091609
 an English privateer of the Elizabethan period. Prestin came from Cricket St Thomas in Somerset. ...
Elizabeth Shirland15771590
 
1609unknown
 she was born around 1577 in Devonshire, England. Elizabeth and some of her family joined a group ...
Anthony Shirley15651590
 
16091637
 an English traveller, whose imprisonment in 1603 by King James I caused the English House of Comm...
Peter Loveunknown1590
 
16101610
 an English pirate, said to have been born in Lewes, Sussex. He was the captain of the Priam, and ...
Richard Bishop1550 ca1561
 
16171617 ca
 Pirate of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. ..... English pirate. He served in the Mediterra...
William Parkerunknown1587
 
16171617
 an English captain and privateer, and also Mayor of Plymouth. He was born near Plymouth and wa...
Christopher Newport 15611588
 
16171617
 an English seaman and privateer. He is best known as the captain of the Susan Constant, the large...
Sir Walter Raleigh1554 ca1569
 
16181618, Oct 29
 an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer. He i...
John Ward [1]1552/531590
 
16191622
 a notorious English pirate around the turn of the 17th century who later became a Barbary Corsair...
Jacob Willekens1564/711590
 
16391633/1649
 a Dutch admiral on a fleet to the Dutch Indies, and a herring seller, who went to sea again at th...
Catalina de Erausounknown1585
 
1650unknown
 
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