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a 17th-century Dutch corsair and buccaneer who, at one time, was acknowledged as an informal chieftain of the "Brethren of the Coast". He was the first to organise large scale raids against Spanish settlements, tactics which would be utilised to attack Spanish strongholds by later buccaneers in future years, and held considerable influence in Tortuga and Port Royal. He was widely considered one of the finest buccaneers of his day and, following his death, his position was assumed by his protégé and vice-admiral, Henry Morgan. Between 1665 and 1667 while the Dutch and England were at war Jamaican Governor Modyford assembled buccaneers to attack the Dutch islands in the Caribbean. This first attack was led by Captain Sir Henry Morgan, but only the islands of Saint Eustatius and Sabo were defeated. Consequently, Modyford organized a second expedition in 1664 with Captain Mansfield as admiral of the fleet. In 1665, Captain Mansfield's fleet sailed toward Curacao, but the journey took them against the Eastern trade winds, hindering their ability to make progress in the expected amount of time. Faced with mutiny, Captain Mansfield changed course and headed for Boca del Toro near Costa Rica. In spite of this new heading, many ships deserted him. In Costa Rica, the remaining crew marched on the city of Cartago. 90 miles inland, they encountered stiff resistance and had to give up due to insufficient supplies to continue. Returning to the coast, more pirates left Captain Mansfield's command. With few men left and supplies low, Captain Mansfield opted to attack Providence Island off the Honduran coast next. There his fleet of four was joined by two French ships and their attack was successful and their take included much booty and over 150 slaves. Captain Mansfield returned to Jamaica in 1665.
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
A Dutchman born in the Island of Curacao.

He was the chief of the buccaneers, and at his death was succeeded by Henry Morgan. He was the first buccaneer to cross the Isthmus of Darien to the Pacific Ocean. Noted for his charm of manner, he was very popular w...
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Edward Mansveltunknown1659
 
16661666

Captain Stanleyunknown1650
 
1660unknown
 Buccaneer. With a few other buccaneers in their stronghold at New Providence Island in 1660, w...
Jacob Janssen van den Berghunknown1660
 
 
1660unknown
 Dutch privateer , corsair and slave trader for the Dutch West India Company....... He was in the ...
Aloisio Gamarraunknown1660
 
 
1660unknown
 
Theunis Postunknown1650
 
1660s 9unknown
 Captain of a privateer in 1654. In 1660 he served on a merchant ship to the West-Indies. During t...
Captain De L'Isleunknown1659
 
1661unknown
 
Carlo Juvaraunknown1661
 
 
1661unknown
 
Koxinga 1624, Aug 241646
 
16621662, Jun 23
 a Chinese military leader who was born in Hirado, Japan to the Chinese merchant/pirate Zheng Zhil...
Abraham Blauvelt1600 ca1630
 
16631663 ca
 a Dutch privateer and explorer mapping much of Central America in the 1630s, after whom both the ...
Gustav Skytte16371657
 
16631663, Apr 21
 a Swedish nobleman and pirate. Born as the child of Jacob Skytte and Anna Bjelkenstjerna, he beca...
Chevalier de la Barreunknown1663
 
 
16631670 CA
 operated in the Mediterranean Sea. ....... Maltese pirate. He served in the Mediterranean Sea...
John Lucasunknown1663
 
 
1663unknown
 
Captain Mitchellunknown1663
 
 
1663unknown
 An English buccaneer of Jamaica, who flourished in 1663.
Lewis Scot1650s-16631663
 
 
16631705
 an English buccaneer who, according to writer Alexander Esquemeling, was the first Englishman to ...
Jacques de Joinville Escrainvilleunknown1664
 
 
1664unknown
 Knight of Malta
Captain Freemanunknown1663
 
 
1665 unknown
 In 1663, Captain Freeman was one among many pirates (Captain Sir Henry Morgan, David Marteen, Cap...
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 ...
John Bamfieldunknown1665
 
 
16651665
 Sailed with Edward Morgan English pirate. He served in the Caribbean. He sailed with Henry Morga...
Captain Hattsellunknown1665
 
 
1665unknown
 This buccaneer served as an officer with Mansfield in his successful and daring night attack on t...
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...
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...
Joseph Bradley1600 ca1665
 
16711671
 Bradley was a pirate who was active in the Caribbean. Sailed with Edward Mansfield and Henry Morg...
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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