THOMAS ANSTIS – BRITISH PIRATE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
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.
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