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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 Thomas Pain

bornactivedied
unknown1680-1683unknown
A Bahaman privateer who in 1683 turned pirate and attacked St. Augustine in Florida under French colours. Being driven off by the Spaniards, he had to content himself with looting some neighbouring settlements. On returning to New Providence, the Governor attempted, but without success, to arrest Pain and his crew. Pain afterwards appeared in Rhode Island, a...
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Captain Peter Paine

aka: Le Pain
bornactivedied
unknown1682unknown
A French buccaneer. He brought into Port Royal in 1684 a merchant ship, La Trompeuse. Pretending to be the owner, he sold both ship and cargo, which brought about great trouble afterwards between the French and English Governments, because he had stolen the ship on the high seas. He was sent from Jamaica under arrest to France the same year, to answer for...
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Thomas Paine [1]

bornactivedied
16321680s1715
A colonial American privateer who raided several settlements in the West Indies with Jan Willems, most notably against Rio de la Hacha in 1680. He also drove the French from Block Island.
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Peter Painter

bornactivedied
unknown1700sunknown
A Carolina pirate who retired to live in Charleston, South Carolina. Became a respected citizen of the town, although when he was recommended for the position of public powder-receiver, he was turned down by the Assembly because “Mr. Painter Having committed Piracy, and not ha’’ing His Majesties Pardon for the same, Its resolved he is not fit for that ...
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Joseph Palmer

bornactivedied
unknown1690s-1710s1720 ca
English pirate. He sailed on the ship Captain William Kidd ADVENTURE GALLEY in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. 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, Robert Lamley, Gabriel Loffe, William Moore (who was killed during the revolt William Ki...
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Manuel Ribeiro Pardal

aka: Manoel Rivero Pardal, Pardel
bornactivedied
unknown1668-16711671
a 17th-century Portuguese privateer in Spanish service during the late 1660s and early 1670s. Pardal was originally hired by the Spanish to attack English bases in the Caribbean following Captain Henry Morgan's raid on Puerto Bello in 1668. Although it was anticip...
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William Parker

bornactivedied
unknown1587-16171617
an English captain and privateer, and also Mayor of Plymouth. He was born near Plymouth and was a member of the lesser gentry but he became one of the owners of the Merchants house & in 1601 became mayor of Plymouth before becoming a privateer in the services of Queen Elizabeth. In 1587 he sailed in consort with Sir Francis Drake during Drake's raid on raid...
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Benjamin Parkins

bornactivedied
unknown1690s-1700sunknown
Crew member of The Charles, commanded by John Quelch
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Hugh Parrot

bornactivedied
unknown1690s-1710s1720 ca
English pirate. He sailed on the ship Captain William Kidd ADVENTURE GALLEY in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. 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, Robert Lamley, Gabriel Loffe, William Moore (who was killed during the revolt William Ki...
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James Parrot

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17321732 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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Elizabetha Patrickson

bornactivedied
unknown1634 caunknown
The poignant case of Elizabetha Patrickson and her husband William is in the same vein. The couple waded out to the boat of one Henrico Marten, a lawyer. According to the indictment against them, the Patricksons took a "turkee" (linen and silk blend) woman's gown, a dagger and a cloth doublet amounting to the ridiculously small sum of fifteen pounds. Caught ...
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Neal Patterson

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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James Pattison

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-1710 ca1710 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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Caleb Paul

borndied
unknownunknown


Pierre Paulusen

bornactivedied
unknown1640sunknown
Dutch privateer employed by Spain. On 30 May 1644 he captured a Dutch hooker ship and ransomed its contents and the crew.


Captain Pays

bornactivedied
unknown1697unknown


Ignatius Pell

bornactivedied
unknown1717 caunknown
Boatswain of Royal James, commanded by Major Stede Bonnet. After his capture he saved his own hide by turning King’s evidence and giving testimony against his former comrades…..Boatswain for Stede Bonnet. Pardoned for testifying against Bonnet.
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Jeffery Pennant

bornactivedied
unknown1668-1669unknown


Major Penner

bornactivedied
unknown1710sunknown
We have been able to find out nothing of this pirate except that he was at New Providence Island in 1718 and took the King's pardon for pirates. He seems to have returned to the old life and was killed soon after, though how this came about is not recorded.
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Benjamin Perkins

bornactivedied
1670 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 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. No...
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Jacques Perraud

bornactivedied
unknown1801 caunknown
Captain of the privateer Bellone of St. Malo


Daniel Perry

bornactivedied
unknown1710s-17181718, Nov 8
From island of Guernsey, England. Crew member of Revenge/Royal James, commanded by Major Stede Bonnet. Hanged in Charleston, South Carolina, November 8, 1718.
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Joe Perry

borndied
unknown1689?
(pirate)


Captain Peterson

bornactivedied
unknown1680sunknown
Of Newport, Rhode Island. In 1688 he arrived at Newport in a "barkalonga" armed with ten guns and seventy men. The Governor prosecuted him for piracy, but the grand jury, which consisted of friends and neighbours of Peterson, threw out the bill. Among other charges, Peterson was accused of selling some hides and elephants' teeth to a Boston merchant for ...
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Erasmus Peterson

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17351735 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 Peterson

bornactivedied
unknown1720s1725, Jun
A Swedish pirate, one of Gow's crew. He was hanged at Wapping in June, 1725.
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Captain Petit

bornactivedied
unknown1630sunknown
French filibuster. Of San Domingo. In 1634 was in command of Le Ruze, crew of forty men and four guns.
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William Petty

borndied
unknownunknown
Born at Deptford. A sailmaker in Captain Roberts's Royal Fortune when the King Solomon was taken and plundered in West Africa. Petty, as sailmaker, had to see that all the sails and canvas aboard the prizes were removed to the pirate ship. Hanged at the age of 30.
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Captain William Phelipp

bornactivedied
unknown1530sunknown
In 1533 a Portuguese merchant, Peter Alves, engaged Phelipp to pilot his ship, the Santa Maria Desaie, from Tenby to Bastabill Haven. Off the Welsh coast the ship was attacked by a pirate vessel called the Furtuskewys, with a crew of thirty-five pirates. Alves was put ashore on the Welsh coast, and the two ships then sailed to Cork, where the ship and her ca...
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James Philips

bornactivedied
unknown1720sunknown
Formerly of the Revenge, and afterwards in the Royal Fortune (Captain Roberts). When the Royal Fortune surrendered in 1722 to H.M.S. Swallow, Philips seized a lighted match and attempted to blow up the ship, swearing he would "send them all to Hell together," but was prevented by the master, Glasby. Hanged at the age of 35.
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Captain Phillips

bornactivedied
unknown1720sunknown
In 1723 this noted pirate took a sloop, the Dolphin, of Cape Ann, on the Banks of Newfoundland. The crew of the Dolphin were compelled by Phillips to join the pirates. Amongst the prisoners was a fisherman, John Fillmore. Finding no opportunity to escape, Fillmore with another sailor, Edward Cheesman, and an Indian, suddenly seized and killed Phillips and th...
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Captain John Phillips [1]

bornactivedied
unknown1721-17241724, Apr 18
an English pirate captain. He started his piratical career in 1721 under Thomas Anstis, and stole his own pirate vessel in 1723. He died in a surprise attack by his own prisoners. He is noted for the articles of his ship, the Revenge, one of only four complete sets of pirate articles to survive from the so-called Golden Age of Piracy.
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Joseph Phillips

bornactivedied
unknown1710s1719
Member of Edward Teach's crew. Hanged in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1719.
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William Phillips

bornactivedied
1693 ca1721-17241722, Apr
Born at Lower Shadwell. Boatswain in the King Solomon, a Guinea merchant ship. This ship, while lying at anchor in January, 1721, was attacked by a boatful of pirates from Bartholomew Roberts's ship, the Royal Fortune. The captain of the King Solomon fired a musket at the approaching boat, and called upon his crew to do the same, but Phillips called for qua...
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Richard Phips

bornactivedied
unknown1680sunknown
An English soldier who deserted from Fort Loyal, Falmouth, Maine, in 1689. Wounded by a bullet in the head at Tarpaulin Cove. Taken to Boston Prison, where he died.
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Leijn Pické

bornactivedied
unknown1650sunknown
Dutch privateer who managed to capture at least 12 English vessels during the "First English War" (1652-1654, between the Dutch Republic and Great-Britain)


Captain Charles Pickering

bornactivedied
unknown1700s1703
Commanded the Cinque Ports galley, sixteen guns, crew of sixty-three men, and accompanied William Dampier on his voyage in 1703. Died off the coast of Brazil in the same year.
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Captain Pierre

bornactivedied
unknown1697unknown


George Pierse

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17301730 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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Robert Pike

bornactivedied
1550 ca1573 ca1589 ca
English officer and a pirate. In 1573 he became a member of the crew of Francis Drake, who this year made a raid on Nobre de Dios. Robert Pike commanded a group of pirates past, wanting to Spanish caravan carrying Indian gold into the city. Caravan and captured together with Drake's attack from the sea captured the town of Nombre de Dios. It seized a large a...
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Matthew Pimer

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17371737 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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Francisco Díaz Pimienta

bornactivedied
unknown1630s-1640sunknown
Spanish privateer and general in the Spanish army. He commanded the Spanish fleet that attacked and conquered the Island of Providence on 11 September 1641. He took many people on the island prisoner: 381 slaves and 350 English colonists.


William Pitcher

bornactivedied
1545 ca1570s1578 ca
English pirate. He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1575 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. Set sail in December 1577. During a trip to the South Atlantic, there ...
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John Pitman

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17361736 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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James Plantain

aka: James Plaintain,King of Ranter Bay
bornactivedied
unknown1715-1728unknown
a Jamaican-born English pirate and leader in Madagascar. In 1715, Plantain established a base of operations at the harbour, a few miles north of St. Mary's Island, and in time established his own fiefdom after gaining control of the island. In fear of rebellion, he fled the island in 1728.
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Frans Pleite

bornactivedied
unknown1600sunknown
Privateer sailing from Duinkerken. He had a letter of marque from Spain. In August 1600 he sailed as part of a fleet that attacked the Dutch fishing-fleet near the coast of Scotlan


Pedro de la Plesa

bornactivedied
unknown1620sunknown
a 17th-century Spanish privateer. He served as a Dunkirker in the service of the Spanish Crown during the Eighty Years' War. He and Juan Garcia gained notoriety for abandoning their comrade Captain Jan Jacobsen in his final naval battle against the Dutch Republic.
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Chevalier du Plessis

bornactivedied
unknown1660s1668
French privateer active in the West Indies. He was succeeded by Moise Vauquelin following his death.


Captain Daniel Plowman

bornactivedied
unknown1700s1703
Captain of the Charles. Departed Boston in July 1703 on a mission to attack Spanish and French ships. Shortly after departure, he became ill and was quarantined in his cabin, with the ship now being led by Peter M'Kinlie. Plowman died of a fever in late S...
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Cheung Po Tsai

borndied
unknownunknown


Pedro Poleas

bornactivedied
unknown1730sunknown
Spanish pirate. Co-commander with Captain Johnson of a pirate sloop, the Two Brothers. In March, 1731, took a ship, the John and Jane (Edward Burt, master), south of Jamaica, on board of which was a passenger, John Cockburn, who afterwards wrote a book relating his adventures on a journey on foot of 240 miles on the mainland of America.
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Juan Antonio Portana

bornactivedied
unknown1830sunknown
One of Captain Pedro Gilbert's crew in the pirate schooner Panda.
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Captain Porter

borndied
unknownunknown
A West Indian pirate, who commanded a sloop, and, in company with a Captain Tuckerman in another sloop, came one day into Bennet's Key in Hispaniola. The two captains were but beginners at piracy, and finding the great Bartholomew Roberts in the bay, paid him a polite visit, hoping to pick up a few wrinkles from the "master." This scene is described by Capt...
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Bartolomeu Portugues

aka: Bartolomeu Português, Bartholemy Portuguez
bornactivedied
unknown1655-1669unknown
a Portuguese buccaneer who attacked Spanish shipping in the late 1660s; he also established one of the earliest sets of rules popularly known in pirate lore as "the Pirate's Code", later used by the pirates of the 18th century such as John Phillips, Edward Low, and Bartholomew Roberts.
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Theunis Post

bornactivedied
unknown1650s-1660s caunknown
Captain of a privateer in 1654. In 1660 he served on a merchant ship to the West-Indies. During the second English War (1665 - 1667 between England and the Dutch Republic) he was a privateer again with a Letter of Marque for English vessels. Afterwards he was the captain of a privateer in the service of the West Indies Company in the area of the Caribbean.


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Thomas Pound

aka: Thomas Pounds, Thomas Ponnd
bornactivedied
unknown1689-16901703
an English junior officer and naval cartographer stationed in the colonial port of Boston, Massachusetts. He became a pirate who was briefly active in the coastal waters of New England during 1689.
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Pieter Pouwels

bornactivedied
unknown1585 caunknown
Privateer actively employed by Spain in 1585 with a Letter of Marque. He used Duinkerken as a base of operations like so many privateers that were employed by Spain. Duinkerken was one of several cities that were taken earlier that year from France. Pouwels sailed on his commissions using a fly-boat. At one point he brought in 11 soldiers and several other p...
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Thomas Powell

bornactivedied
1702 ca1720s1723, Jul 19
Of Connecticut, New England. One of Captain Charles Harris's crew. Hanged at Newport, Rhode Island, on July 19th, 1723, at the age of 21.
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John Power

bornactivedied
unknown1760s1768, Mar 10
Born in the West of England. Served in a slave vessel, the Polly (Captain Fox, commander), on a voyage to the coast of West Africa. While the captain was on shore, the crew ran away with the ship, turned pirates, called their vessel the Bravo, and elected Power to be captain and sailed to the West Indies. Arrived there, he tried to sell his cargo of slave...
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Amyas Preston

bornactivedied
unknown1590s-1600s1609
an English privateer of the Elizabethan period. Prestin came from Cricket St Thomas in Somerset. He took part in the Preston Somers Expedition in 1595. He is the hero of Charles Kingsley's novel Westward Ho!.
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Thomas Price

bornactivedied
unknown1710s-17181718, Nov 8
Of Bristol, England. Crew member of Revenge/Royal James, commanded by Major Stede Bonnet. Hanged in Charleston, South Carolina, November 8, 1718.
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Matthew Primer

bornactivedied
unknown1703-1704unknown
Crew member of The Charles, commanded by John Quelch Turned King's evidence (and pardoned) at the trial for piracy held at the Star Tavern, Boston, in June, 1704.
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Lawrence Prince

aka: Laurens Prins
bornactivedied
1630 ca1659-16721717
a 17th-century Dutch buccaneer and an officer under Captain Sir Henry Morgan. Captain Prince was born in Amsterdam. In 1670, he sailed from Port Royal, Jamaica to Colombia. He had plans to take the town of Mompos which was over 150 miles inlandHe and Major John Mo...
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Captain Pro

borndied
unknownunknown
This Dutch South Sea pirate owned a small plantation in Madagascar, and was joined there by the pirate Williams after he had escaped from slavery. Both were taken prisoner by an English frigate. In a fight with the natives, the pirate crew was defeated, but Pro and Williams managed to escape and to reach some friendly natives. Procuring a boat, they sailed a...
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Captain Lawrence Prowse

borndied
unknownunknown
A Devon man, a noted sea captain, and a terror to the Spaniards. Was imprisoned by King James I. at the instance of the King of Spain for piracy and was to have been executed, but English public feeling ran so high that Prowse was discharged.
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Captain John Pulling

bornactivedied
unknown1700sunknown
Commanded the Fame, which set out in 1703 in company with William Dampier in the St. George on a plundering expedition to the South Seas. Their commissions were to attack only Spanish and French ships. The two captains quarrelled at the very beginning of...
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Captain Pursser

borndied
unknownunknown
In the sixteenth century this pirate became notorious for his piracies off the coast of Wales, and with Calles and Clinton, two other pirates, "grew famous, till Queene Elizabeth of blessed memory, hanged them at Wapping."
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