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Who was Edmund Cook?
Edmund Cook or Cooke was one of the first pirates that
were considered a pirate with legitimacy. Not too much is known about Edmund,
other that the year of his birth which was 1679, until December 1673. He was
headed toward England with valuable items that were believed to have been
smuggled out of Cuba. A Spanish ship captured his ship close to Havana and sent
the crew adrift. Cook acquired a letter of reprisal stating that Madrid would
reimburse his loses.
In 1679, Cook landed in Cuba, took over a Spanish
ship, and sold the cargo in Jamaica. At this time, Cook along with another
captain by the name of Lynch, hired William Dampier as a surgeon. Cook and Lynch
were supposed to sail side by side; however, Cook’s small ship was the only one
to reach the Panamanian coast in February 1680. Here Cook learned of the success
of Bartholomew Sharp and decided to join up with this time of piracy. Under the
command of John Coxon, the pirates went across the Isthmus and won a battle
close to Panama City on May 3rd that same year.
After this battle, Cook became commander of the
100-ton Mayflower, which was captured at Pueblo Nuevo. The crew however, did not
want Cook as captain so he moved to Sharp’s flagship, the Trinity. He traveled
with this crew all along the Peruvian coast until 1861. At this time, the ship
was at Juan Fernandez Islands. A mutiny occurred which put John Watling as
captain of the Trinity. At this time, Cook was imprisoned for his homosexual
acts. After this, no more mention was made of Edmund Cook.
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