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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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Grace O'Malley

aka: Gráinne Ní Mháille, Gráinne Mhaol, Granuaile,
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15301550-16031603
chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father Eoghan Dubhdara Ó Máille. She attacked ships as far away as Waterford on the south central coast of Ireland and fortresses on the shoreline, including Curradh Castle at Renvyle, the O'Loughlin castle in the Burren and the O'Boyle and MacSweeney clans in their ...
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Lord O'Sullivan

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unknownunknown
Receiver of pirate plunder. The Sulivan Bere, of Berehaven in Ireland. A notorious friend of the English pirates, he bought their spoils, which he stored in his castle. He helped to fit out pirate captains for their cruises, and protected them when Queen Elizabeth sent ships to try and arrest them.
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Ochali

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unknown1510sunknown
Barbary renegade. In 1511 he sailed from Algiers with a fleet of twenty-two vessels and 1,700 men to raid Majorca. The Moors landed at Soller and pillaged it. Before they could get back to their ship, the pirates were attacked by the Majorcans, headed by Miguel Angelats, and completely routed, 500 of them being killed.
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Samuel Odell

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unknown1710sunknown
Taken prisoner by Edward Teach on November 21, 1718 and promptly joined his crew. On following day retaken by Lieutenant Maynar. In the fight Odell received at least seventy wounds, but recovered. Stood trial for piracy in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1718. Acquitted.
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Thomas Oughterlauney

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unknown1721-17221722
Acted as pilot in the Royal Fortune. Took an active part in taking and plundering the King Solomon on the West Coast of Africa in 1721. Was tried for piracy with the rest of Roberts's crew, when one witness, Captain Trahern, deposed that the prisoner dressed himself up in the captain's best suit of clothes, his new tye wig, and called loudly for a bottle of...
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Abeel Owen

aka: Able Owens
bornactivedied
unknown1696 ca1710 ca
Ship's cook.....English pirate. He sailed on the ship Captain William Kidd ADVENTURE GALLEY in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. He was the ship's cook and broke twelve-year-old lifeguard Lamleye. He was a loyal member of the crew, as well as other known members of the team: Richard Barleycorn, Robert Bradinham, Hendrick van der Heul, William Jenkins, Rob...
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John Oxenham

aka: John Oxnam
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15361570s-1600s1580
Elizabethan Sea Dog and associate of Sir Frances Drake during the early years of the Anglo-Spanish War. First English privateer to enter the Pacific though Panama. Tortured and put to death by the Spanish Inquisition.......First English captain to sail the Pacific. In 1572, Oxenham took part on the raid in Panama which was headed by Sir Francis Drake. In ...
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