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Back in the day, if someone took your ship they were either doing so under the auspices of a country (privateer) or for their own benefit (pirate, buccaneer, corsair, etc.)...either way, whomever it was, you will probably find him (or her) listed here...
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Agostino Faenzo

bornactivedied
unknown1607 caunknown
Knight of St. Stephen


John Fall

borndied
unknownunknown
This buccaneer was one of Captain Sharp's crew. On the death of John Hilliard, the ship's master, Fall was promoted to the larboard watch. Nothing further is known of this man.
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Joseph Farrell

aka: Faro, Ferro
bornactivedied
unknown1694 caunknown
Farrell commanded the Portsmouth Adventurer until it was shipwrecked. He worked with both William Want and Henry Every in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.


Thomas Farrington

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17041710/1714 ca
an English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean. He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship The Charles, led by Captain Daniel Plowman. The Charles sailed from Boston in July 1703 on a pirate expedition against the French and Spanish ships. Not...
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John Fenn

bornactivedied
unknown1719, Jun - 1723, May1723, May
an early 17th-century English pirate who sailed with Captain Bartholomew Roberts and later had a brief partnership with Thomas Anstis. Although much of his early career is unrecorded, he was a member of Captain Roberts's fleet in June 1719 to April 1720, un...
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Edward Fenner

bornactivedied
1550 ca1567-1595 ca1595 ca
Brother to George, nephew to William Sr, cousin to William Jr ..... English pirate. Since 1567 he sailed with his brother George and his uncle William Fenner older. Together they worked from the English Channel to the west coast of Africa. They attacked the Spaniards, Portuguese and French. In 1588 he participated in the successful repulse Felicissima S...
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George Fenner

bornactivedied
1550 ca1567-15891589
Brother to Edward, nephew to William Sr, cousin to William Jr ...... English pirate. Since 1567 he sailed with his brother Edward and his uncle William Fenner older. Together they worked from the English Channel to the west coast of Africa. They attacked the Spaniards, Portuguese and French. In 1588 he participated in the successful repulse Felicissima ...
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Thomas Fenner

bornactivedied
1550 ca1564-1591 ca1591
Privateer ..... English officer and a pirate. He was a close friend of Francis Drake. Even as a cabin boy sailed with pirates. He served in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Plundered Spanish ships and settlements. In 1588 he participated in the successful repuls...
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William Fenner Jr.

bornactivedied
1570 ca1590 ca1600 ca
son of William, cousin to Edward and George ...... English captain and pirate. He was the son of William Fenner older. Worked from the English Channel to the west coast of Africa. Invaded by Spaniards, Portuguese and French. In 1589 he took part in expeditions English Armada (Contra Armada, Invencible Inglesa) in Spain and Portugal under the command of...
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Captain William Fenner Sr.

bornactivedied
unknown1567-15891589
Uncle to Edward and George ......... English captain and pirate. He was the father of William Fenner younger. Since 1567 sailed with him nephews Edward and George Fenner. Together they worked from the English Channel to the west coast of Africa. They attacked the Spaniards, Portuguese and French. In 1588 he participated in the successful repulse Felici...
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Lewis Ferdinando

bornactivedied
unknown1699unknown
In 1699 he captured a sloop belonging to Samuel Salters, of Bermuda.
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Cross-listed in Physicians

James Ferguson [2]

bornactivedied
unknown1710s1717
a Scottish man of science who was involved in piracy. Ferguson was born in Paisley, Scotland, although a few dates come into play when it comes to the life of this surgeon-pirate. All the facts about Ferguson’s early life are a mystery and as an active pirate, just sparse reference has been found, including an artifact recovered from a shipwreck resembling...
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Andreas Ferletich

bornactivedied
unknown1618 caunknown
Corsair


Thomas Fern

bornactivedied
unknown1720sunknown
A Newfoundland fish-splitter. In August, 1723, joined with John Phillips in stealing a small vessel, which they called the Revenge, and went "on the account." Fern was appointed carpenter. Fern gave trouble afterwards over the promotion of a prisoner, an old pirat...
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William Fernon

borndied
unknownunknown
A Somersetshire man. Taken from a Newfoundland ship, he became a seaman aboard Bartholomew Roberts' Royal Fortune. Died at the age of 22.
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Antonio Ferrer

bornactivedied
unknown1830sunknown
One of Captain Gilbert's crew (and cook) in the pirate schooner Panda.
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Giorgio Fiamengo

bornactivedied
unknown1797 caunknown
Corsair


Ferdinando Fielding

aka: Felding
bornactivedied
unknown1574 caunknown


Captain James Fife

bornactivedied
unknown1710sunknown
Surrendered to Governor Woodes Rogers at New Providence Island, Bahamas, in June, 1718, and received the royal pardon to pirates. Was afterwards killed by his own crew.
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John Fillmore

bornactivedied
unknown1724 caunknown
A fisherman of Ipswich. Taken out of the Dolphin when fishing for cod off the Banks of Newfoundland in 1724 by the pirate Captain Phillips, and forced to join the pirates. Having no other means of escape he, with two others, suddenly killed Phillips and two more pirates and brought the vessel into Boston Harbour. more
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John Fitzerrald

bornactivedied
unknown1720s-17231723
Of Limerick. This Irish pirate was hanged at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1723, at the age of 21.
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John Flegon

bornactivedied
unknown1591 caunknown
One of Ralegh's sea-captains


Captain Fleming

bornactivedied
unknown1580sunknown
Pirate. This notorious Elizabethan pirate did his country a great service by bringing to Plymouth the first tidings of the approach of the Spanish Armada in 1585.
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Francis Fletcher

bornactivedied
15551578 ca1619 ca
a clergyman of the Church of England who accompanied Sir Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of the world from 1577 to 1580 and kept a written account of it. In 1593 he became vicar in Yorkshire. In 1605 he married Margaret Gallard. The minutes of the journey ...
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John Fletcher [2]

bornactivedied
unknown1720sunknown
Of Edinburgh. Tried at Newport, Rhode Island, for piracy in 1723, found "not guilty." His age was only 17 years.
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Jean Fleury

aka: Jean Florin
bornactivedied
unknown1521-15271527
a 16th-century French naval officer and privateer. He is best known for the capture of two out of the three Spanish galleons carrying the Aztec treasure from Mexico to Spain in 1522. This was one of the earliest recorded acts of piracy against the new Spanish Empire and encouraged the French Corsairs, Dutch Sea Beggars and English Sea Dogs to begin attacking...
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William Fly

bornactivedied
unknown17261726, Jul 12
an English pirate who raided New England shipping fleets for three months in 1726 until he was captured by the crew of a seized ship. He was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts and his body publicly exhibited as a warning to other pirates. His death is considered by many to mark the end of the Golden Age of Piracy.
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Jean Foccard

bornactivedied
unknown1680sunknown
Associate of Laurens de Graaf and Michel de Grammont. He later joined them in their attack on Tampico in 1682.


Josiah Forbes

borndied
unknownunknown


James Ford

bornactivedied
1770?1799?-18331833
an American civic leader and business owner in western Kentucky and southern Illinois at the turn of the 19th century. Despite his clean public image, as a "Pillar of the Community", he was also, secretly, a river pirate and the leader of a gang that would come to be known as "Ford's Ferry Gang". His gang was the river equivalent of highway robbers; they wou...
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Elliot Forrest

borndied
unknownunknown


William Forrest

bornactivedied
unknown1670s-16721672
One of the mutinous crew of the Antonio hanged at Boston in 1672.
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Juan Fors

borndied
unknownunknown
NL


Edward Forseith

bornactivedied
unknown1690s-16961696
One of Captain Avery's crew. Hanged at Execution Dock, 1696.
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George Fortescue [1]

bornactivedied
1550 ca1560s-1580sunknown
English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1563 and attended all his robberies expeditions to the Caribbean. Together plundered many Spanish ships, towns and villages. He was also on the ship GOLDEN HIND (PELICAN) Vice Admiral Francis Drake...
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Foster

borndied
unknownunknown
Buccaneer and poet. Only two facts are known about this adventurer. One is that he was reproved on a certain occasion by Morgan (who thought nothing of torturing his captives) for "harshness" to his prisoners, and the other that he wrote sentimental verse, particularly one work entitled "Sonneyettes of Love."
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Samuel Foxcraft

bornactivedied
unknown1590 caunknown


Peter Francis

aka: Pierre François
bornactivedied
unknown1660sunknown
17th Century buccaneer who is mentioned in the book The Buccaneers of America by John Esquemeling on pages 48 and 49. He attempted to capture the Spanish pearl fleet but he failed and was captured.n
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Thomas Francke

bornactivedied
unknown1608-1615 caunknown


Charles Franklyn

borndied
unknownunknown
This Welsh pirate was a Monmouthshire man, and one of Captain Howel Davis's crew. While at the Cape Verde Islands, Franklyn "was so charmed with the luxuries of the place and the free conversation of the Women," that he married and settled down there.
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Benjamin Franks

bornactivedied
unknown1696 caunknown


Matthew Freebarn

borndied
unknownunknown
Member of Captain George Lowther’s crew. Hanged at St. Kitts, March 11, 1722.
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Captain Freeman

bornactivedied
unknown1663-1665 unknown
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 invol...
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La Marquise de Fresne

aka: Frèsne
bornactivedied
unknown1680s-1690s caunknown
Female pirate. Active late 1600's, Mediterranean Pirate


Hezekiah Frith

bornactivedied
17631790s-1810s1848
an 18th-century British ship owner with the reputation of a "gentleman privateer", who engaged in piracy during the 1790s. One of the richest men in Bermuda during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, he built the Spithead House in Warwick, Bermuda.
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Cross-listed in Explorers

Martin Frobisher

bornactivedied
15351585 ca1595
an English seaman and privateer (licensed pirate) who made three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage. All landed in northeastern Canada, around today's Resolution Island and Frobisher Bay. On his second voyage, Frobisher found what he thought was gold ore and carried 200 tons of it home on three ships, where initial assaying determined...
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William Frogge

bornactivedied
unknown1660s-1670sunknown
Buccaneer. Was with Morgan in his attacks on Porto Bello and Panama in 1670. He kept a diary of the chief events of these exploits, and distinctly states that the Spaniards, and not Morgan, set fire to the city. But he was greatly enraged against Morgan for cheating the buccaneers out of their plunder, and giving each man only about £10 as his share.
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Antonio Fuet

aka: Fuët, Captain Moidore
bornactivedied
unknown1660s-1690sunknown
This French pirate from Narbonne was known as Captain Moidore. Once, when he was attacking a ship, Fuet ran out of shot and had to load his cannon with "moidores" which were a type of gold coin used in Portugal and Brazil.


Sumitomo Fujiwara

borndied
unknownunknown


Mrs Anne Fulworth

borndied
unknownunknown
This lady accompanied Anne Bonny to New Providence Island from Carolina in the guise of her mother. When Captain Rackam and Anne Bonny were intriguing to run away from the latter's husband, "a pardoned pirate, a likely young fellow and of a sober life," Mrs. Fulwort...
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William Funnell

bornactivedied
unknown1703 caunknown

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