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Verney, Sir Francis (1584–1615), pirate, was the elder son of Edmund Verney (1535–1600) of Penley, Hertfordshire, and Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, who was knighted in 1597 or 1598. Sir Edmund's first marriage had been childless and Francis's mother was his second wife, Audrey (1543–1588)...


Ward, John [called Issouf Reis, Captain Wardiyya] (c. 1553–1623?)


Ward, John [called Issouf Reis, Captain Wardiyya] (c. 1553–1623?), pirate, was said to have been a fisherman at Faversham, Kent, perhaps (from an informant's estimate of his age as fifty-five in 1608) born about 1553. He was later at Plymouth, where he joined the ...