North Carolina Pirates

Women Pirates?

Women pirates were a relatively rare occurrence but nether-the-less some female pirates did exist. Women were considered to be an undesirable addition to a pirate ship.


Anne Bonny and Mary Read were two famous women pirates who were apart of Calico Jack's crew. Mary Read dressed like a man, bounding her breasts and fought like a man. Both Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pregnant when captured. They were tried and sentenced to hang for piracy. However, both were pregnant so their sentences were held off until they gave birth. Neither were executed.