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Chancery Court, Chancery Record, 1671-1712
Volume 748, Page 410   View pdf image
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       To all to whom this p.rsent writeing shall Come I Nich.o Thomas Jones Mariner
       and Comander of the ship Oranoak Merch.t belonging unto Col Robert Quary
       Comeing into the Capes of Virginia on the day of July last About seaven
       a Clock in the Morning Espyed a ship att an Anchor within Linhaven Bay under
       the Kings Colours with Jack Ancient and Pennant abroad which I took to be a
       Man of Warr he fired two Guns Comanding me on Board where the Cap.t told
       me if I had not Come he would have sunk Me there was lying by him a fly
       Boat which the day before he had taken I observed the Company and the Cap.t
       himselfe to have gould Chains ab.t their Necks the Cap.t had a gold tooth Picker hanging
       att it the Cap.t then Examined me whence I Came and with what loaden
       told him he then Demanded my Clearance which when perused he said the
       Porke pease and Tallow he would have and what Elce he had occasion for &
       p.rsently told me he was a Pyrate in the Interim Came one that I knew had
       belonged to a Briganteen Called the Charles one fears Comander his name
       Lux which Briganteen had not long before been taken by the s.d Pyrate
       this Lux Encouraged me telling me the Cap.t would not wrong me otherwise
       then to take what he wanted or what he had a Mind to then my Sloop
       was Comanded on Board the Pyrate the hatches Opened and diverse goods
       taken and put on Board the s.d Pyrate but my selfe being Confined Could
       not See what was taken in the mean while the Cap.t Comanded me into his
       Cabbin and gave me a short Relation of his Transactions telling me he
       was a Welshman of Glamoganshire his name John James his ship
       Called the Alexander which he had taken from one Cap.t Writt of South
       Carolina ab.t the Bay of Campeactra or the Bay of Vandorus loaden
       with loagwood he then swore he would have some of my Company and
       would burn My Sloop I then begg'd to have my Sloop againe and that he
       would not for ever ruine me who was his Countryman and that
       rather then go with him I would burn with the Sloop he then
       Compelled my Mate John Lucas and William Steward to go with
       him Comanding them out of my sloop who appeared very unwilling
       begging and earnestly Intreating the Cap.t for their Liberty but all
       in Vaine when he had thus taken my men and what he pleased out
       of my Sloop he Comanded me to go in my Sloop to fetch him Water
       from aboard the flyboat which when I had done a strong tide p.rtended
       my Comeing on Board the Pyrate again upon which he weighed &
       Came to us and took in the Water and Likewise my Selfe again on Board
       and there detained me till ab.t eight att Night att which time one

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