The famous pirate of Thomas Anstis.
 

THOMAS ANSTIS – BRITISH PIRATE
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Who was Thomas Anstis?



Thomas Anstis was a British pirate that was active during the years of 1718 until 1723.

At first, Thomas sailed with Captain Howell Davis until he was killed in June 1719. He then signed on with Captain Bartholomew Robert. When Captain Robert captured a brigantine in the West Indies, Thomas Anstis was made captain of the Good Fortune. Not long after, he stole the ship and went off on his own.

Captain Thomas Anstis was known throughout the Caribbean. He plundered several merchant ships and seized the ship Morning Star. At this time, John Fenn was put in the charge as captain by Captain Anstis.

Anstis and Fenn petitioned the king for pardons since they wanted to become legal and stop their dirty deeds, explaining that they were forced into the way of life of pirates by Captain Roberts. During this time, many pirates signed this type of document in order to claim their innocence if they were ever caught.

They camped on an island off the coast of Cuba that was uninhabited at the time. They waited for a long nine months without hearing from the king and then began their life of piracy once again.

In 1723, Fenn’s ship was lost during a battle; he hid in the woods near Tobago however, he was discovered. He was tried as a pirate and was hung at Antigua.

Sometime later, Captain Anstis’ crew mutinied and he was murdered by his crew.


Thomas Anstis

Thomas Anstis.

 The famous pirate of Thomas Anstis.

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