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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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Captain Easton

bornactivedied
unknown1550sunknown
Joined the Barbary pirates in the sixteenth century, succeeding so well as to become, according to John Smith, the Virginian, a "Marquesse in Savoy," whatever that may have been.
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Cross-listed in Naval

Peter Easton [1]

aka: Peter Eston
bornactivedied
15701602-1610s1619
a pirate in the early 17th century who operated along the Newfoundland coastline between Harbour Grace and Ferryland from 1611 to 1614. Perhaps one of the most successful of all pirates he controlled such seapower that no sovereign or state could afford to ignore him and he was never overtaken or captured by any fleet commissioned to hunt him down. However, ...
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Peter Easton [2]

bornactivedied
unknown1670s-16801680


Edward Eaton

bornactivedied
1685 ca1710s-17231723, Jul 19
Of Wrexham in Wales. One of Captain Harris's crew. Hanged at Newport, Rhode Island, on July 19th, 1723. Age 38.
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John Eaton

bornactivedied
unknown1683 caunknown


Echlin

bornactivedied
unknown1730sunknown
An English pirate, of the Two Brothers, a Rhode Island built vessel, commanded in 1730 by a one-armed English pirate called Captain Johnson.
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William Eddy

bornactivedied
unknown1710s-17181718, Nov 8
Of Aberdeen, Scotland. Crew member of Revenge/Royal James, commanded by Major Stede Bonnet. Hanged at Charleston, South Carolina, November 8, 1718.
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John Eldridge

bornactivedied
unknown1830sunknown
Suspected pirate, apprehended with 1,600 pieces of eight, 249 pieces of silver plate, 200 broken pieces of coin, 30 pounds of spices, 20 Arab gold coins, 10 pieces of muslin, 2 pounds of amber beads, 1 gold box, 1 piece of flowered satin and 1 African boy


Daniel Elfrith

bornactivedied
unknown1607-16411641
a 17th-century English privateer, colonist and slave trader. In the service of the Earl of Warwick, Elfrith was involved in privateering expeditions against the Spanish from his base in Bermuda. He was particularly known for capturing Spanish slave ships bound for the Spanish Main and selling the slaves himself to rival colonies in the Caribbean and the Amer...
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Lawrence Eliot

bornactivedied
1545 ca1560-1580s1600 ca
English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 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 on a trip around the world in the years 1577-1580. In 1588 he participated in the successful repul...
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Pietro Emo

bornactivedied
unknown1584 caunknown
Beheaded by Venetians


Edward Seegar England

bornactivedied
16851717-17201720
a famous African coast and Indian Ocean pirate captain from 1717 to 1720. The ships he sailed on included the Pearl (which he renamed The Royal James) and later the Fancy, for which England exchanged the Pearl in 1720. His flag was the classic Jolly Roger — almost exactly as Black Sam Bellamy before him used — with a skull above two crossed Humerus bones...
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Balduino Enrico

aka: Boudewijn Hendrijks
bornactivedied
unknown1620s1626 ca
a Dutch privateer who starred in the famous assault to Puerto Rico of 1625. Baudouin Enrico is the name the Spanish gave Boudewijn Hendrijks, a former mayor of Edam which became one of the great corsairs of the Society of the West Indies. In 1625, the company entrusted with a major company succor Bay, which was in Dutch hands and had been attacked by the Spa...
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Emanuel Ernados

bornactivedied
unknown1710s1717
Carolina pirate who was hanged at Charleston, South Carolina, 1717.
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Jacques de Joinville Escrainville

bornactivedied
unknown1664 caunknown
Knight of Malta


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Adolf Esmit

aka: Adolph
bornactivedied
unknown1680sunknown
governor of St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies from 1683 to 1684, and again from 1687 to 1688. He was born in Holstein. His older brother Nicolai Esmit preceded him as governor of St. Thomas. During his rule, St. Thomas gained a reputation of being a haven for pirates.
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Captain Cornelius Essex

bornactivedied
unknown1679-16801680
an English buccaneer who took part in Captain Bartholomew Sharp's privateering expedition, the "Pacific Adventure", during the late 1670s. Although much of his early life is unknown, he is first recorded being brought with his ship, the Great Dolphin, to Port...
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Juan de Pando Estrada

bornactivedied
unknown1680sunknown
Governor of Cartagena who battled pirate raiders in 1683


Domingo Eucalla

bornactivedied
unknown1820s-18231823, Feb 7
A negro. Hanged at Kingston, Jamaica, on February 7th, 1823. Made a moving harangue to the spectators from the gallows, ending with a prayer. Of the ten pirates executed this day, Eucalla showed the greatest courage.
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John Evans [2]

bornactivedied
unknown1722-17231723
a Welsh pirate who had a short but successful career in the Caribbean. Evans was the master of a sloop operating from the island of Nevis until he lost his employment there. For a while he found employment as a mate of ships sailing from Jamaica. This was a time when there was a surplus of seamen, so that wages were low and berths scarce, and towards the end...
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Micijah Evans

bornactivedied
unknown1680 caunknown


Jacob Everson

aka: Jacobs
bornactivedied
unknown1680 caunknown
In January, 1681, Sir Henry Morgan, then Lieutenant-Governor of Jamaica, received information that a famous Dutch buccaneer, Everson, was anchored off the coast in an armed sloop, in company with a brigantine which he had lately captured.
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Jan Evertsen

aka: Johan
bornactivedied
1600, Feb 11630s1666, Aug 5
a Dutch admiral during the 17th century. His greatest successes were in 1628 preventing the interception by the Dunkirkers of the captured treasure fleet of Piet Heyn and in 1636 the capture of the famous corsair Jacob Collaert.
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Cornelis Evertsen the Elder

bornactivedied
1610, Aug 41626-16661666, Jun 11
a Dutch admiral. In 1626 Cornelis is first mentioned as actually serving on sea, during a privateering raid. On 25 August 1636 he was appointed captain. In the Battle of the Downs in 1639 he captured a galleon.
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Cornelis Evertsen the Younger

bornactivedied
1628, Apr 161648-16781679, Sep 20
a Dutch Admiral from the 17th century. Cornelis was the son of Lieutenant-Admiral Johan Evertsen and the nephew of Lieutenant-Admiral Cornelis Evertsen the Elder. He is not to be confused with his cousin Lieutenant-Admiral Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest. Cornelis became master on his father's flagship the Hollandia in 1648; in 1651 he was for a time in the r...
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Captain Henry Every

aka: John or Henry Avery or Evory, Long Ben, Captain Benjamin Bridgeman, the
bornactivedied
1659, Aug 231695-16961696+
an English pirate who operated in the Atlantic and Indian oceans in the mid-1690s. He probably used several aliases throughout his career, including Benjamin Bridgeman, and was known as Long Ben to his crewmen and associates.
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Alexandre-Olivier Exquemelin

aka: Esquemeling, Exquemeling, Oexmelin, Oexemeling
bornactivedied
16451669-16971707
a French, Dutch or Flemish writer best known as the author of one of the most important sourcebooks of 17th-century piracy, first published in Dutch as De Americaensche Zee-Roovers, in Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn, in 1678. The bibliographic legacy of Exquemelin's "History of the Bouccaneers of America" is complex. It has rightly been said that perhaps no boo...
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