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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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Mathijs Quars

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unknown1650sunknown
Dutch privateer in the service of the Dutch West Indies Company. In August 1656 he managed to capture a rich Portuguese ship, called the Brazil Frigate. The prize was very large and included 200 slaves, rich people from Portugal and 22000 pounds of elephant-teeth. Quars sailed with the Brazil Frigate to the NL colony Essequebo where the slaves were transport...
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Captain John Quelch

aka: Jack Quelch
bornactivedied
16661703-17041704, Jun 30
an English pirate who had a lucrative but very brief career of about one year. His chief claim to historical significance is that he was the first person to be tried for piracy outside England under Admiralty Law and thus without a jury. These Admiralty courts had been instituted to tackle the rise of piracy in colonial ports where civil and criminal courts ...
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Hendrick Quintor

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16921710s1717
Pirate
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John Quittance

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1670 ca1703-17381738 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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