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Surrenders of Pirates in South Carolina—5 Feb-10 Sep 1718

Letters – Surrenders of Pirates in SC—Feb-Sep  1718

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South Carolina Miscellaneous Records, Bound Volumes 1671-1977, Miscellaneous record, 1716- 1721 (Old Book), 29, 33, 38, 39, 41-42.

 

Covers dates: 6 Feb 1718 (microfilm image 418 of 472) to 10 Sep 1718 (image ??? of 472) - several of the names also appear on Capt. Vincent Pearse's list of 209 pirates from the Bahamas in his letter of 3 Jun 1718:

 

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[page 29 (image 418):]

 

By the Hon:ble Robert Johnson Esqr. Govern:r Captain Generall Admirall and Comander In Cheife In the Province of South Carolina ---

Whereas his Majesties by his Royall Proclamation. - bearing date the fifth day of September Anno Dom: 1717 hath been pleased to Extend his Gracious Pardon to all. Such Persons that having Committed Piracy Shall Surrender them Selves To the Govern.t in any of his Maj:ts Plantations In America as Is fully Sett forth In the Said Proclamation

These are therefore to Certify all Whome it doth Concerne yt. James Harding, Edward Chavilen, Oliver Vapien, John Rogers, John Alberson, John Lewis, Phillip Danharty, Andrew ffoster, James Whitlock, Joseph Dinks, And Anthony Faz, hath Surrendered them Selves to me and Clayme the benefitt of his Maj.ts most Gracious Pardon According to the Said Proclamation which I have thereby Granted them, In Testimony whereof I the Govern. aforesd have hereunto Sett my hand and Caused the Publick Seal of this Province to be affixed this Sixth day of February In the fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George anno Dom: 1717/8

                        Robt. Johnson

Recorded in the Secty Office

the 10:th of Feb:ry 1717/8

                        Charles Hart Sec:

 

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[page 33 - image 420]

 

The Honl Robert Johnson Esqr Govern. Generall admirall and Comander In Cheife In the Province of South Carolina

 

Whereas his majesty by his Royale Proclamation bearing date the fifth day of September Anno Dom: 1717. hath been Pleased to Extend His Gracious Pardon to all Such Persons that having Comitted Piracy Shall Surrender Them Selves to the Governt In any of his Maj:ts Plantations In America as Is full Sett forth In the Said  Proclamation ---

These are therefore to Certify all whome it doth Concerne yt. Daniel Arow Smith [Arrowsmith] and Francis Charnock hath Surrendred them Selves to me and Claymed the benefitt of his Majesties Gracious Pardon Accordingly to the Said Proclamation which I have hereby Granted him In Testimony whereof I the Govern. Aforesd have hereunto put my hand and Caused ye Publick Seal of the Province to be Affixed this Seventh day of Aprill 1718 In the fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George

Recorded ye 12th. Aprill 1718

                                Robt. Johnson

Charles Hart Secry

 

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[page 38 - image 423]

 

The Right Hon:ble Rob:t Johnson Esquire Governor Cap: General & admirall and Commander In Cheife In the province of South Carolina - - - -

Whereas his Majesty by his royall proclamation bearing Date the fifth of September anno Domini 1717 hath been pleased to extend his Gracious pardon to all such Persons that having Committed piracy shall Surrender themselves to the Governour In any of his Majestyes Plantatcons In America as is fully set forth In the Said Proclamacon - - - -

These are to Certify all whome it doth Concern that Othniel Davis (Late Quartermaster of ye Sloop Egale) Thomas Reynold, marmaduke Ge[,] Samuell Richardson[,] Thos. Reynolds[,] James Gartnick, Robert Hawks[,] Benjamin Turner & [marked thru:] Iglepruill[?] Boyce - - - - - hath Surrendered themselves to me and Claimed the Benefit of his Majesties Gracious Pardon According to the Said Proclamation which I doe hereby grant them In Testimony whereof I the aforesaid Governour have hereunto set my hand and Caused the publick Seale of this Province to be affixed this Twentyeth Day of June in the fourth Year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George by the Grace of God of great Brittain, France and Ireland King Defender of this faith &c. An: Dom (1718)

Recorded 2.d July 1718                    Robt. Johnson

        Charles Hart Sect

 

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The Rt hon:ble Rob:t Johnson Esqr. Govern.r Generall admirall and Comand.r In Cheife, In the Province of South Carolina

Whereas his Majesty by his royall Proclamation bearing date the fifth of September. anno Dom:1717 hath been Pleased to Extend his Gracious Pardon to all Such persons that, Having Committed piracy shall, Surrender themselves to the GoGovern.e In any of his Majesties Plantations in America as is fully Sett forth in the Said Proclamation. - - - -

These are to Certifie All whome it doth Concerne that Mr. Thomas Emly, Richard Legatt, John Eling, Edmond Berry, Robret Osborn, hath Surrendred them Selves to me and Claymes the Benefitt of his Majesties Gracious pardon according to the Said Proclamation which I do hereby Grant Them In Testimony Whereof I the Govern:r Aforesaid have hereunto Sett my hand and Caused the Publick Seal of this Province to be Affixed this Tenth day of July In the fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George anno Dom: 1718 &c.

                        Rob:t Johnson

Recored ye 12th of July 1718

                        Charles Hart Secry

 

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[page 41-42, images 424 & 425]

 

The Rt honble Robt Johnson Esqr. Governour Generall admirall and Comand.r In Cheife In the Province of South Carolina

Whereas His Majesty by this His Rotall Proclamation, bearing date the fifth day of September anno Domini 1717 hath been pleased to Extend his Gracious pardon to all Such Persons that having Committed Piracy Shall Surrender them Selves to the Governour in; any Of his Majesties Plantations In america as is fully Sett forth In the Said Proclamation -- --

And Charles Yates haveing Evidently made Appear to me his good Intentions Long Since to have Deserted the Sloop he was in under the Comand of Charles Vane A Pirat and to Accept of his Majesties Most Gracious Pardon for his past offences but &c. Wanted Opportunity to gett Clear from Said Vessell and for Proof thereof hath Now Voluntarily with Severall others belonging to Said Sloop with upwards of Seventy negros most part of which were Taken out of the Briganteen Dorthy of London William Thompson Comander from Africa by the Said Charles Vane a Pirat and put on board Said Sloop which he the Said Charles Yates with Eleven other men that were on board Said Sloop Brought in here and Delivered up to this Government for the Proper use of the Owner thereof to the Great and manifest Hazard of their Lives Had they Again mett with the Said Charles Vane A Pirat as aforesaid Therefore the Governour aforesd (by and with the Advice of my Council) Do Give and Grant unto the said Charles Yates his full and free Pardon In Testimony whereof have hereunto Sett my hand and Caused the Publick Seal of This Province to be affixed this Tenth day of September In the Fifth year of her majesties reign Anno Dom:1718

                        Robt Johnson (seal)

The like Pardon was Granted to

William Tinesley

Thomas Wimboum

John Bush

John Mounsey

Francis Carter

Peter Legront

David Stephens

Henry Hambilton

 

Witness John Croft Dept Secry

Ed:wd Croft

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