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an English sea captain, and the first pirate known to prey on shipping off the New England coast, especially Maine. A native of London, he came to Boston in 1631 and started sailing the Maine coast with a small vessel, trading with the Indians. In 1632, traveling in the Penobscot Bay area, he was attacked by a roving band of French in a small pinnace; or possibly he was present in Castine Harbor when a French force attacked the trading post there. Whatever the details, his ship was captured and all his trade goods and provisions confiscated.
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
Born in London of a respectable family, and in 1631 went to Boston, where he received a grant of land at York on the coast of Maine. Became a "trader for bever" in New England. In June, 1632, while in Penobscot Bay, a French pinnace arrived and seized his shallop a...
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Dixie Bullunknown1631
 
16321632 ca

John Nuttunknown1620
 
1632unknown
 a 17th-century English pirate. He was one of the more notorious brigands of his time raiding the ...
Jan Janszoon van Hoornunknown1629
 
1633 unknown
 
Sussex Camockunknown1625
 
1635unknown
 an English privateer who was involved in establishing the Providence Island colony, a Puritan col...
Liu Xiangunknown1620
 
16361636
 
Jacob Collaartunknown1625
 
16371637
 a Flemish admiral who served as privateer and one of the Dunkirkers in Spanish Habsburg service d...
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...
Nathaniel Butler1577/781619
 
1639 unknown
 an English privateer who later served as the colonial governor of Bermuda during the early 17th c...
Moses Cohen Henriquesunknown1620
 
1639unknown
 a Dutch pirate of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish origin active in the Caribbean against Spain and Br...
Jan van Ryenunknown1620
 
1639unknown
 a 17th-century Dutch privateer, explorer, and colonist. He was granted a commission by the Dutch ...
Filips van Dorp1587 ca1630
 
16391652 ca
 Lieutenant-Admiral of Zeeland in 1632. He became the Lieutenant- Admiral of Holland and West-Frie...
Jan Evertsen1600, Feb 11630
 
16391666, Aug 5
 a Dutch admiral during the 17th century. His greatest successes were in 1628 preventing the inter...
Thomas Gaynerunknown1630
 
1639unknown
 English privateer who received a commission of Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange in 1633. Gayner ...
Cornelis Janszoon de Haanunknown1630
 
1639unknown
 Dutch privateer in the seventeenth century. Captain of a men-of-war that was engaged with two pri...
Melis Karelsznunknown1630
 
1639unknown
 Privateer in the 17th century who operated from Oostende. In the summer of 1634 he was steersman ...
Captain Petitunknown1630
 
1639unknown
 French filibuster. Of San Domingo. In 1634 was in command of Le Ruze, crew of forty men and...
Mathieu Romboutsenunknown1630
 
1639unknown
 Dutch corsair in the service of Spain. Was part of a three ship squadron under Jacques Colaert an...
Daniel Elfrithunknown1607
 
16411641
 a 17th-century English privateer, colonist and slave trader. In the service of the Earl of Warwic...
Hendrik Brouwer15811606
 
16431643, Aug 7
 a Dutch explorer, admiral, and colonial administrator both in Japan and the Dutch East Indies. He...
Zheng Zhilong16041623
 
16451661
 a Chinese merchant, pirate and military leader in the late Ming dynasty who later defected to the...
Samuel Axeunknown1629
 
1645unknown
 an English privateer in Dutch service during the early 17th century. In 1635, he accepted Dutch l...
William Rousunknown1631
 
16451645
 a 17th-century English privateer in the service of the Providence Island Company. He started as a...
Cornelius Corneliszoon Jol15971620
 
16491641, Oct 31
 a 17th-Century Dutch corsair and admiral in the Dutch West India Company during the Eighty Years'...
Captain James [2]unknown1630
 
1649unknown
 A buccaneer captain who was in 1640 temporarily appointed "President" of Tortuga Island by the Pr...
Francisco Díaz Pimientaunknown1630
 
1649unknown
 Spanish privateer and general in the Spanish army. He commanded the Spanish fleet that attacked a...
James Riskinnerunknown1630
 
1649unknown
 a 17th-century English privateer who operated from Providence Island against Spanish shipping dur...
William Rudyerdunknown1630
 
1649unknown
 Muster master General of the Island of Providence colony from 1630 - 1634. In 1634 he returned to...
Catalina de Erausounknown1585
 
1650unknown
 
Abraham Blauvelt1600 ca1630
 
16631663 ca
 a Dutch privateer and explorer mapping much of Central America in the 1630s, after whom both the ...
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...
Grillo Diego unknown1620
 
1673unknown
  Spanish but worked for the French, Hanged
Pierre Le Grandunknown1620 or 1660
 
1680unknown
 a French buccaneer of the 17th century. He is known to history only from one source, Alexandre Ex...
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