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William Megerre, master of Revenge of Jamaica16 May 1718

Depositions – William Megerre, 16 May 1718

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ADM 1/1982           [In letter of Thomas Jacob, HMS Diamond, then at Jamaica]


Jamaciass [Jamaiaca ss]


Memorandum that on the 16 day of May 1718 then Personally appearing before me Will:m Mugar late Master of the Revenge Sloop belonging to this place [Jamaica], and made Oath upon the holly Evangelist, that he this deponent Sailed from this Island, on the 30th day of March past bound for the bay of Hinduras [Bay of Homduras] for Logwood where he Arrived about the 12 Aprill following, but Standing into the Customary place of Anchoring, found there riding 8 Sail of Sloops and 2 large Ships, one of which this deponent veryly beli[e]ves, was belonging to New England [Protestant Caesar] Comanded by one Weir [William Ware]; they not shewing any Collours he sent his dorey with three Men to acquaint them who he was (as is usual) which they stopt, but when he this deponant was got verry near them, the other Ship [QAR] hoisted Black Collours, and fired a Shot; he then (this deponant) stood out again for the Sea, but imediatly was followed by a Sloop of about 10 Guns [Revenge pirate] who hoisted black Collours and fired several Guns att him; She Continued to chase till Night; when he lost her, having been obliged to cutt away a large Cannon he had in Tow to sail the better, he then made the best of his way to this place [Kingston, Jamaica] where he arrived the 12 Instant, and farther this deponent Saith not

Kingston May 16, 1718                             William Megerre

Sworn to before me

Jno. Wyllys

A True Copy Tho: Jacob,


Related documents pertaining to events of spring 1718 in Bay of Honduras:

Deposition of William Wade, master of William & Samuel—15 May 1718

Deposition of David Herriot, master of Adventure - 24 Oct 1718

Deposition of Martin Preston, passenger on the mutinied Dolphin, James Burchett, commander—20 May 1718

Boston News-Letter reports of Thomas Newton, master of Land of Promise, and William Wyer, master of the burned Protestant Caesar—31 May 1718

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