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The True & Complete Memoirs of the Pyrate Captain Extraordinaire!
The Illustrious Captain, John ‘Bartholomew’ Roberts
The Most Successful Pyrate of ALL Time!

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The Memoirs are over 300 pages in length.  PLUS... Full index; 140 different pictures/charts/maps; Lengthy bibliography; Concise time table; Glossary: Containing terms used, Various Types & Parts of the Ships, Description of islands visited; Full-Size Wall Map of the Cap’n’s Entire Journey; A complete list of crew taken at Cape Corso; One line of the Cap’n’s family tree dating from his father to present; A copy of the Cap’n’s brother's Will (written in Welsh w/English Translation); A copy of Cap’n Roberts Articles; & lastly an 8x10" full color photo of Cap’n Roberts. The latter four are suitable for framing. This book does not contain any writings, happenings or pictures of other Pirates or their lives, beyond what directly involves Cap’n Roberts, nor will the reader be, at any time, diverted away from Cap’n Roberts. ISBN: 1599719398 --- $29.95 1st Class S&H inc.

‘Captain Samuel Burgess’

In February, 1690 Burgess was a member of William Kidd's crew when the Blessed William was seized.   William May was made her captain & Burgess was part of her crew.
In 1963 Edward Coates became captain & Burgess left the ship & went to New York. He arrived in April with £800, bought a house & took on a job with Frederick Philipse, New York's wealthiest merchant.   Over the next few years Burgess made many profitable voyages to Madagascar selling supplies & guns to pirates in exchange for gold & slaves.
Around September 1699, Burgess was in command of the Margaret.   Near Saint Mary's Island he ran into a British fleet.   They were offered a pardon for any piratical activities.   Several of Burgess' crew accepted & bought passage home with the fleet.
Burgess sailed to Cape Town, South Africa, by December he reached his destination. Captain Lowth, of the East India Company, seized Burgess' ship & took it to Bombay. Lowth also took the £17,000 & 80 slaves which were aboard.
The owners of the Margaret brought suit against the East India Company & Burgess was taken to London in 1701 & accused of piracy.   With Robert Culiford's testimony, Burgess was convicted.   Eventually he secured a pardon for his crimes & signed aboard a privateer sailing for the Pacific.
Burgess then became first mate aboard the Neptune & went to Madagascar to trade liquor for slaves.   When a sudden storm wrecked the pirate's ships, Burgess helped John Halsey seize the Neptune.   Burgess was made Quarter-Master but lost it soon after when Halsey died.
After losing his position, Burgess stayed at Madagascar, dealing in slaves with David Williams.   Following an argument concerning prizes with a black chief Burgess died of poison, presumably at the chiefs hand.

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