NC Pirates

By: Vincent Hart, Aiyana Foust, Gabrielle Lessard

Blackbeard

  • Who was he? His real name was Edward Thatch or Edward Teach. this info was found by Vincent Hart
  • Why did he become a pirate? During Queens Annes war he was hired to be a privater which was basically pirates that were paid to attack enemy's merchants ships. After the war he decided to become a pirate. This info was again found by Vincent Hart
  • His Ships Name? The Queen Annes Revenge. This info was once again found by Vincent Hart
  • When and Where was he born? 1680, specific date is unknown but he was probably born in Bristol, England. And once again found by Vincent Hart
  • When and Where did he die? Nov. 22 1718, Ocracoke, Province of Carolina. Found by Vincent Hart
  • What pirates targeted? Pirates mainly targeted merchant ships and commercial trade ships. Sometimes they would raid towns. Found by Gabrielle Lessard
  • What did they Steal? They stole anything they could eat or sell or use, Like Fine fabrics, snuff, tobacco, pipes, weapons, ammunition, sugar, coffee, exotic spices, rum, wine, ale, goblets, medicine, gold, silver, jewelry, gems, precious metals, candle sticks and silverware, or antiques. Found By Gabrielle Lessard
  • Where did he reside? He mostly stayed in the Atlantic Ocean and lived in Ocracroke, Province of Carolina and hung out around Carolina. Found by VINCENT HART
  • Quote "Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you." AND once again found by Vincent Hart

Stede Bonnet

  • Why did he become a pirate? Because of his marital problems, and despite his lack of sailing experience, he decided to turn to piracy in the summer of 1717. He was a part of BlackBeard's crew for a while.
  • His Ships Name? Revenge
  • When and Where did he die? He died on December 10, 1718 in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • What did he target? Pirates mainly targeted merchant ships and commercial trade ships. Sometimes they would raid towns.
  • What did they steal? They stole anything they could eat or sell or use, such as fine fabrics, snuff, tobacco, pipes, weapons, ammunition, sugar, coffee, exotic spices, rum, wine, ale, goblets, medicine, gold, silver, jewelry, gems, precious metals, candle sticks and silverware, or antiques.
  • Where did he Reside? Barbados.
  • Quote: "The Tears proceeding from my most sorrowful Soul may soften your Heart, and incline you to consider my Dismal State"

Capt. Kidd

  • Who was he? His real name was William Kidd and he was a Scottish ship's captain, privateer and pirate.
  • Why did he become a pirate? He first was a privateer, which were people who were paid to attack enemy ships, and he then switched over to piracy.
  • What was his ships name? The Blessed William
  • When and where did he die? He was hung on May 23, 1701. His body was hung over the River Thames in an iron cage, where it would serve as a warning for other pirates.
  • What did he target? He targeted French and pirate ships.
  • What did he steal? They stole anything they could eat or sell or use, such as fine fabrics, snuff, tobacco, pipes, weapons, ammunition, sugar, coffee, exotic spices, rum, wine, ale, goblets, medicine, gold, silver, jewelry, gems, precious metals, candle sticks and silverware, or antiques.
  • Where did he reside? He lived in New York.
  • Quote "If you will take her, you may take her, but if you go from aboard, you shall never come aboard again." - William Penn

Anne Bonny

  • Who was she? She was an Irish women who became a very famous pirate.
  • Why did she become a pirate? She was married to John Bonny who turned in pirates for a living. She lost respect for him and met "Calico Jack" she soon left her husband and became a pirate.
  • What were her ships names? Revenge
  • When and where was she born? She was born in Cork, Ireland in around 1698.
  • When and where did she die? She died in April 25th, 1782 in Charles Town, South Carolina.
  • What did she target? She targeted other ships and sometimes towns.
  • What did she steal? She stole Stede Bonnets ship. She also stole anything they could eat, sell or use, such as fine fabrics, snuff, tobacco, pipes, weapons, ammunition, sugar, coffee, exotic spices, rum, wine, ale, goblets, medicine, gold, silver, jewelry, gems, precious metals, candle sticks and silverware, or antiques.
  • Where did she reside? She did most of her work in the Caribbean.
  • Quote "If you would have fought like a man you wouldn't have to die like a dog"


Mary Read

  • Who was she? She was an English pirate who sailed with "Calico Jack" and Anne Bonny.
  • Why did she become a pirate? While fighting in a war she met a Flemish soldier in which she fell in love with. They got married and operated an inn. But, her husband died and so she went back to war right as a peace treaty was made. So, she took a ship to the West Indies and on her way there her ship was captured by pirates and she decided to join the pirates.
  • What were her ships names? She worked on Captain Calico's ship, Revenge, with Anne Bonny.
  • When and where was she born? She was born around 1690 in Plymouth, England.
  • When and where did she die? She died in 1721 in Jamaica. She was captured in 1720 but spared from a hanging because she was pregnant. She died soon after because of illness.
  • What did she target? She targeted other ships and sometimes towns.
  • What did she steal? She stole anything they could eat, sell or use, such as fine fabrics, snuff, tobacco, pipes, weapons, ammunition, sugar, coffee, exotic spices, rum, wine, ale, goblets, medicine, gold, silver, jewelry, gems, precious metals, candle sticks and silverware, or antiques.
  • Where did she reside? She lived in London, England. Found by Vincent Hart.
  • Quote "As to hanging, it is no great hardship. For were it not for that, every cowardly fellow would turn pirate and so unfit the sea, that men of courage must starve"


Most of this stuff i found by Vincent Hart but was altered by Aiyana Foust