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Pirate......In 1730 Henry Johnson, dubbed Henriques the Englishman by his Spanish crew, was operating a pirate ship called the Two Brothers off the coast of Rhode Island. Although Henriques was missing a hand, it did little to slow him down. In battle, he would often start off by balancing his rifle on the stub of his arm and firing it with expert accuracy. Afterwards he would drop the rifle and attack with his cutlass, swinging it madly at anyone in his way. Attacking the John and Jane off Swan Island near Jamaica, Henriques' pirates battled for almost five hours before boarding the vessel. Henriques was known as pirate who gave no quarter and asked for none in return, except in this instance. The pirates had stripped the crew and were preparing to hang everyone on board in pairs when Henriques heard the scream of a woman. Upon entering the cabin, he discovered one of his pirates had stripped and was about to rape her. Henriques put a stop to it, forbade anyone to hurt her, then had her belongings gathered up and let her go at the next port. He also stopped the other hangings from taking place. Henriques was wanted throughout the Americas yet he managed to have a long career, confounding all pursuers and terrifying all in his wake. With the exception of his staunch rule against violence against women, he was an extremely blood-thirsty pirate who was never captured.
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03/20/1730-Pirate Henry Johnson captures the John and Jane (armed with 18 guns) off Swan Island
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
A West Indian pirate, born in the North of Ireland.

Commanded the Two Brothers, a Rhode Island-built sloop, eighteen guns, crew of ninety, mostly Spaniards. On March 20th, 1730, he took the John and Jane (Edward Burt, master), from Jamaica, off...
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Henry Johnsonunknown1730
 
1739unknown

Benjamin Perkins1670 ca1703
 
1731/41710/1731/4 ca
 an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship Th...
James Parrot1670 ca1703
 
17321732 ca
 an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The...
Woodes Rogers1679 ca1705
 
17321732, Jul 15
 an English sea captain, privateer, and, later, the first Royal Governor of the Bahamas. He is kno...
Chevalier de Borrasunknown1732
 
 
17321740 ca
 attacked the Muslim court. ........ French pirate, he served in the Mediterranean. Challenged...
Captain Miguel Henriquez1674-801700
 
17351743
 a privateer from San Juan, Puerto Rico who operated during the early 18th century. A mulatto born...
Erasmus Peterson1670 ca1703
 
17351735 ca
 an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The...
Réné Duguay-Trouin1673, Jun 101690
 
17361736
 Privateer......This Breton corsair from St. Malo became so famous for his attacks on British ship...
John Pitman1670 ca1703
 
17361736 ca
 An English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The...
Matthew Pimer1670 ca1703
 
17371737 ca
 an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The...
John Quittance1670 ca1703
 
17381738 ca
 an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The...
Captain Raynerunknown1703
 
1739unknown
 Although there is no direct evidence that Rayner ever sailed the Carolina coast, he did sail with...
Jean Thomas Dulaien16951727
 
1739unknown
 a Privateer. In 1727, Captain Jean Thomas Dulaien was off the Mexican coast with a mixed crew of ...
Juan Andres [1]unknown1730
 
1739unknown
 Leader of some runaway slaves and Indians. These villains plundered and murdered along the coast ...
Echlinunknown1730
 
1739unknown
 An English pirate, of the Two Brothers, a Rhode Island built vessel, commanded in 1730 by a one-a...
Pedro Poleasunknown1730
 
1739unknown
 Spanish pirate. Co-commander with Captain Johnson of a pirate sloop, the Two Brothers. In Marc...
John Richardsonunknown1730
 
17391738, Jan 25
 His father was a goldsmith at New York. John, tiring of the trade of cooper, to which he was appr...
John Watersunknown1730
 
17391734, Jul 19
 Quartermaster to Captain Charles Harris. Tried and hanged at Newport, Rhode Island, on July 19th,...
Peter Roach1670 ca1703
 
17411741 ca
 an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The...
Captain Balestrierunknown1709
 
17421742 ca
 Although Captain Balestrier had a fairly successful and lengthy career (active from 1709 to 1742)...
Lancelot Blackburne1658, Dec 101680
 
17431743, Mar 23
 an English clergyman, who became Archbishop of York, and – in popular belief – a pirate. He w...
John Templeton1691 ca1703
 
17431750 ca
 an English cabin boy and worked pirate in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirat...
Richard Thurbar1670 ca1703
 
17441744 ca
 an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The...
Sumbhajee Angriaunknown1729
 
17461746
 Half-brother of Toolajee Angria and son of Conajee Angria.
Eric Cobham17001720
 
17491760+
 a pirate in the early 18th century who with his wife, Maria Lindsey, practiced piracy in the Gulf...
Maria Lindsey1700 ca1720
 
17491760+
 a pirate in the early 18th century who with her husband, Eric Cobham, practiced piracy in the Gul...
Jean Francois Chambrayunknown1687
 
1756unknown
 Knight of Malta
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